Sometimes it would be better to cancel something else… point intended… Freeform has canceled Dead of Summer. We really hope they release this show on bluray/dvd soon.
And by the way… we still believe in Charlie Roan.
UPDATE: We thought only Liz wasn’t involved in season 2, but TV LINE says “none of the original cast was expected back.”
Dead of Summer won’t live to see another season.
Freeform has cancelled the horror-drama after its 10-episode freshman run, which averaged fewer than 500,000 weekly viewers and a 0.2 demo rating — losing well more than half of its Tuesday lead-in (Pretty Little Liars Season 7 averaged 1.2 mil and a 0.6).
The cabler’s other summer launch, Guilt, was similarly cancelled last month after putting up even lower numbers on Monday nights.
Created by Once Upon a Time‘s Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and set at a summer camp in the 1980s, the Season 2 plan for Dead of Summer was to visit camp owner Deb’s (Elizabeth Mitchell) experiences as a Stillwater counselor in the 1970s, though none of the original cast was expected back.
Source: TV LINE
The anthology drama hailed from ‘Once Upon a Time’ creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis.
Freeform will not be going back to summer camp.
The former ABC Family has canceled anthology Dead of Summer after one season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From the creators of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis ABC Studios drama took place in the late ’80s and followed counselors at a Midwestern summer camp. Once grads Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth Lail starred alongside Mark Indelicato and Zelda Williams. Ian Goldberg served as co-showruner on the show, which insiders say was eyeing a creative reboot ahead of a planned second season.
The straight-to-series drama debuted in June to poor reviews (THR’s Daniel Fienberg called it “a cruel, cruel Summer, indeed”) and only 630,000 total viewers. The series wrapped its 10-episode run Aug. 30 to 410,000 total viewers. However, the show was a solid player on the Disney-owned network’s digital platforms, where Freeform originals typically add a third of its overall viewership among its core adults 18-34 demographic.
Dead of Summer marks the latest swing and miss for Freeform president Tom Ascheim. It joins fellow one-and-done shows including Guilt, Recovery Road and Kevin From Work.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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