‘The Passage’ Cancelled By FOX After 1 Season
The sci-fi horror series might have been based on a book trilogy, but ‘The Passage‘ is only getting one tv season after FOX US announces it will not be returning.
Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, the drama focuses on Project NOAH, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl, Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney – ‘Fences’, ‘Hidden Figures’), is chosen to be a test subject, Federal Agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar – ‘Franklin & Bash’, ‘Saved By The Bell’) is the man who is tasked with bringing her to Project NOAH. Ultimately, however, Wolgast becomes her surrogate father, trying to protect her at any cost.
‘The Passage’ was written by Liz Heldens (‘Friday Night Lights’) and exec produced by the award-winning Ridley Scott (‘The Martian’, ‘Gladiator’) and writer/director Matt Reeves (‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’, ‘Cloverfield’).
Whilst the drama started off well in the US, the ratings started to tank, ending on a series low, which is never a good sign. With FOX announcing four new dramas and four new comedies last night, it seemed likely it was only a matter of time before the inevitable cancellation announcement arrived.
Unlike a lot of shows, season one of ‘The Passage’ did, at least, come to some sort of conclusion, but could also have served as an interesting new direction for the show had it been picked up. Sadly, that was not to be.