Why was Will Smith’s Roku series canceled?

WILL Smith's comedy series This Joka premiered in March 2022

On May 3, 2022, it was revealed that the show would not be returning to Roku, 

Will Smith's Roku project has been axed

Roku reportedly did not have the option to renew the series, which Smith executively produced.

The article later went on to explain that the option to renew the series lapsed before Roku launched the show.

“This isn’t a competition, this is an opportunity to laugh,” Smith said in the trailer.

Smith's comedy series was filmed in multiple venues across the Las Vegas area.

There were also special appearances by George Wallace, Demi Adejuyigbe, and Shawn Wasabi.