‘Back Stabber’ Grabber

(Pictured above: Screenshot from ‘Back Stabber” trailer)

The producers of Amazon Prime’s LGBT and anti-bullying themed Back Stabber, which won a 2017 Daytime Emmy for “outstanding series message” according to IMDb, said they pulled the first season off the subscription service this morning. “We found that most people didn’t like the first few episodes and thus never finished the season, and if we wanted season two to become an even bigger success, we had to make sure viewers could get engaged with the story line,” explained showrunner and series star Ryan Zamo.

As a result, Zamo said, the producers have reworked the first season starting with episode eight, and episodes 8-11 are now available for anyone to stream free at Amazon, Prime subscribers or not.

But The Savvy Screener has discovered that, as of noon ET, the “pulled” first season – all 11 original episodes – was still available to Amazon Prime subscribers.

Season two of Back Stabber is set for release in early November, according to the producers.

Original season one trailer:

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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