A couple weeks back, ABC officially canceled the freshman drama Pan Am after a short run of 14 episodes, the finale airing back in February. However, the writing was on the wall for months before that. The show's ratings started out great but didn't hold up, making it pretty much a sure bet that it wouldn't survive to see season two.
All may not be lost quite yet for fans however, as Pan Am producers are apparently in talks with internet giant Amazon.com about possibly continuing the series on its subscription streaming service. Stories like this seem to be getting very common as of late, as the relatively recent avenue of subscription based streaming TV services continues to rapidly grow. Netflix has already jumped into the original series waters by bringing back fan favorite Arrested Development, importing shows like Lilyhammer, and entering talks to revive Jericho. Hulu is said to be working on original acquisitions currently as well, and now Amazon wants to get in the ring.
Amazon already streams the first season of Pan Am, and feels that the show might be a good start for its original content division. For its part, show producers Sony Television have reason to want the program to continue as well. Pan Am is a big draw in Europe, and recently won the award for best series at the prestigious Rose d'Or ceremony.
Would you like to see Pan Am brought back? Would it give you incentive to subscribe to Amazon's streaming service?