Unnatural History has been cancelled. You’re probably celebrating the fate of the show. Being happy Cartoon Network’s first live-action 1 hour drama series has not been picked up for a second season and hoping no more live-action will air on the channel. If I hadn’t experience Unnatural History back in June, I would be partying but since I’ve seen it, I feel sad for the crew and the show. Unnatural History was a great show. This was the first time I actually enjoyed a live-action series on Cartoon Network. From the moment I started watching it, I knew it would become one of my favorites.
Unnatural History, created by Mike Werb, is about a teenager named Henry Griffin who has exceptional skills acquired through years of globe-trotting with his anthropologist parents. He then moves back to America with his cousin Jasper and Jasper’s friend Maggie. Henry uses the ancient skills he learned around the globe to solve the postmodern mysteries of high school. When I first saw the promo for the show, I thought Unnatural History would be bland and just a boring live-action show on Cartoon Network. I decided to check out the pilot back in June and was starting to like it. Unnatural History was filled with solving mysteries, action, and humor. It’s a fun show.
Like Tower Prep, I think Unnatural History would make a great animated series. That way, we don’t have to worry about acting because we’ll have the animation, the actors who originally stared in the show can voice act for the characters, and we don’t have to worry about the two shows being live-action. Anyways, live-action or animation, I’ll watch Unnatural History. Yes, it’s live-action on Cartoon Network but it’s decent live-action. Cartoon Network cancelled this show instead of Tower Prep which I think is a fail. Unnatural History had far better ratings than Tower Prep and it actually had a fanbase. Yes, a fan-base for a live-action show on Cartoon Network. Unbelievable, right? I see lots and lots of Unnatural History fans on Twitter. It’s just weird that Cartoon Network would cancel UH first instead of Tower Prep. Unnatural History has been one of the best live-action series I’ve seen on Cartoon Network and to see it cancelled, shame. Really hoping another network(The Hub) will pick up the show and maybe they can put it on DVD. I wish the best of luck to Mike Werb and the UH crew.