Lindsey Vonn made her internet hosting debut in November when the canine competitors present, The Pack, landed on Amazon Prime. Now, nonetheless, she is not going to return for a second season. Amazon has determined towards renewing the sequence, ending its run after solely 10 episodes.
The Wrap first unveiled the information and responded by reaching out to Amazon and The Pack studio Renegade 38 for remark. Neither group supplied any additional details about the cancellation. The information follows leaked footage exhibiting canine and their human counterparts rappelling down a waterfall, prompting condemnation from Folks For The Moral Therapy of Animals (PETA). Nevertheless, an Amazon spokesperson did inform Deadline that PETA’s assertion didn’t affect the choice to cancel The Pack.
The Pack featured twelve groups of canine and their people on an journey throughout a number of continents. The human and canine duos then went by way of a sequence of challenges, which have been reportedly designed with a workforce of accredited veterinarians and licensed canine specialists.
The human and canine duo that gained the competitors obtained a $500,000 prize. One other $250,000 went to an animal charity of their alternative. Amazon additionally donated $250,000 through the filming of the lone season to a number of charities and animal rescue organizations in every nation visited by the present.
Following the present touchdown on Amazon, two movies surfaced that confirmed uncooked footage of a problem within the third episode. This problem tasked the groups with rappelling down the 108-foot Los Campesinos Falls in Costa Rica. The people did the work whereas the canine hung in harnesses. The movies confirmed the contestants making an attempt to rappel down the rock face whereas the water cascaded down. The canine, then again, moved their paws about, looking for a sturdy floor. PETA responded to the footage with a robust assertion to The Wrap, in addition to a letter to Amazon’s head of unscripted programming, Chris Castallo.
“Video footage of a canine dangling in midair from somebody’s harness and paddling in a futile effort to realize his footing earlier than getting swung right into a rock face exhibits precisely the place producers’ priorities lay for The Pack,” PETA stated in a press release. “Plainly this clip ended up on the slicing room flooring as a result of producers knew that the canine was not enthusiastic and completely happy, however distressed. This senior canine needs to be curled up on a settee, not thrown into one harmful state of affairs after one other for the sake of rankings. No canine would select to be a part of this ‘pack.'”