Night has fallen on ‘Low Winter Sun,’ as the AMC freshman drama has been cancelled.
The crimes series, about a hard-nosed Detroit detective by the name of Frank Agnew (Mark Strong), ran for one season, 10 episodes, and never achieved the ratings for which AMC had hoped.
Vigorously promoted by the network and given a lead-in by the insanely popular ‘Breaking Bad’ for much of its run, ‘Low Winter Sun’ was envisioned as the show that would join ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Mad Men’ as a flagship AMC show, while trying to fill the massive void left by the Vince Gilligan series.
It didn’t come close. The premiere netted roughly 2.5 million people, but the finale (which didn’t have ‘Breaking Bad’ ahead of it anymore), was viewed by just 600,000.
The Chris Mundy-created series joins ‘The Killing’ as another AMC program that got canned this fall. That series, however, had previously been cancelled only to return from the dead. What’s more, the second cancellation of ‘The Killing’ led to the show being picked up by Netflix for a six-episode fourth and final season.
The future doesn’t look nearly as bright for ‘Low Winter Sun.’ As Netflix has become a figurehead in saving series, and Kickstarter has allowed for creators to raise money from fans, it seems there is always a chance at a show’s revival. Unfortunately for ‘LWS,’ no loyal fan has yet to start an online petition; the sun has set for good.