Justin Theroux’s The Mosquito Coast is canceled after just two seasons

Justin Theroux’s The Mosquito Coast is canceled after just two seasons

Justin Theroux and Melissa George’s The Mosquito Coast was canceled after just two seasons.

After a total of 17 episodes, the network left fans of the thriller devastated on Friday after announcing its decision not to renew the series, which is based on a novel of the same name by the 51-year-old actor’s uncle, Paul Theroux .

The show follows Theroux as Allie Fox, an idealistic American inventor on the run from the National Security Agency (NSA) after turning to ecoterrorism to further her ideals.

Too early! Justin Theroux and Melissa George’s The Mosquito Coast was canceled after just two seasons

In the second season, he and his wife Margot (George) escaped from Mexico and made it to a refuge in the Guatemalan jungle.

Unfortunately, their dreams of safety are being squandered by drug cartels, who pose an even greater threat to their safety than the American authorities who are pursuing them.

Speaking about his character in an interview with Vanity Fair last year, Theroux said, “We probably saw elements of this guy a lot during the pandemic, when everyone was fleeing New York and looking to buy a house upstate.”

Chilling: After a total of 17 episodes, the network left fans of the thriller devastated on Friday after announcing its decision not to broadcast the series, which is based on a novel of the same name by the 51-year-old actor's uncle Paul extend Theroux

Chilling: After a total of 17 episodes, the network left fans of the thriller devastated on Friday after announcing its decision not to broadcast the series, which is based on a novel of the same name by the 51-year-old actor’s uncle Paul extend Theroux

Dystopian drama: The show, based on Theroux's Uncle Paul's novel of the same name, stars him as Allie Fox, an idealistic American inventor on the run from the National Security Agency (NSA) after turning to ecoterrorism , to advance his ideals

Dystopian drama: The show, based on Theroux’s Uncle Paul’s novel of the same name, stars him as Allie Fox, an idealistic American inventor on the run from the National Security Agency (NSA) after turning to ecoterrorism , to advance his ideals

Challenging: In season two, he and his wife Margot (Melissa George) escaped Mexico and made it to a haven in the Guatemalan jungle

Challenging: In season two, he and his wife Margot (Melissa George) escaped Mexico and made it to a haven in the Guatemalan jungle

“He’s the one who takes it a lot further. I think he’s a bit bitter about not being recognized,” he continued. “Maybe it’s just his ego.”

Jennifer Aniston’s ex-husband continued: “The way his life has treated him makes him say, ‘This is it, we’re going for it. We’re going to cross the border and throw a grenade over our shoulder because America is done.”

The Mosquito Coast is essentially a prequel to Peter Weir’s 1986 flop starring Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford and River Phoenix.

Unfortunately, their dreams of safety are being squandered by drug cartels, who pose an even greater threat to their safety than the American authorities who are pursuing them

Unfortunately, their dreams of safety are being squandered by drug cartels, who pose an even greater threat to their safety than the American authorities who are pursuing them

Paradise is gone: Unfortunately, their dreams of safety are being dashed by drug cartels, who pose an even greater threat to their safety than the American authorities who are pursuing them

Paradise is gone: Unfortunately, their dreams of safety are being dashed by drug cartels, who pose an even greater threat to their safety than the American authorities who are pursuing them

Exciting: Speaking about his character in an interview with Vanity Fair last year, Theroux said,

Exciting: Speaking about his character in an interview with Vanity Fair last year, Theroux said, “We probably saw elements of this guy a lot during the pandemic, when everyone was fleeing New York and looking to buy a house upstate.”

From 2014 to 2017, the Mulholland Drive actor starred in the HBO hit series The Leftovers.

He has also acted in numerous films including Wanderlust, The Girl on the Train, The Spy Who Dumped Me, On the Basis of Sex and Lady and the Tramp.

Meanwhile, George has appeared on shows like Alias, Grey’s Anatomy and Heartbeat, earning her a Golden Globe nomination.

Only two seasons: The Mosquito Coast is a quasi-prequel to Peter Weir's 1986 flop starring Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford and River Phoenix

Only two seasons: The Mosquito Coast is a quasi-prequel to Peter Weir’s 1986 flop starring Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford and River Phoenix

Impressive career: Melissa George has previously appeared on shows such as Alias, Grey's Anatomy and Heartbeat

Impressive career: Melissa George has previously appeared on shows such as Alias, Grey’s Anatomy and Heartbeat