AMC Cancels 'Low Winter Sun'


AMC Cancels Low Winter Sun


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.

- Low Winter Sun
- Mark Strong
- amc

Written by: AnthonyWrites
Dec 6th, 2013, 4:54 pm

Images courtesy of AMC


Level 1 (54%)
Since: 06/Aug/13
Message Posted On Dec 9th, 2013, 7:04 am

I guess I'm the one and only guy that watched and enjoyed every episode.

But I'm not surprised it was cancelled. I was well aware of the low ratings.


Level 1 (98%)
Since: 01/Mar/12
Message Posted On Dec 8th, 2013, 2:15 pm
Lennie James is now available for the possible Jericho Revival at Netflix... latest news is that CBS and Netflix are trying to work the deal out, still... nearly 2 years later...

Message Posted On Dec 7th, 2013, 8:58 am
FireJames, Dude, the original was something like three hours in two parts. I refuse to watch ANY US remake of foreign creations. They are horrible and suffer from unsuitable conversion attempts.Much more rewarding tracking down the original material. What truly sucks is taking the original cast and forcing fake US accents on them to mollify a xenophobic audience.

Level 2 (42%)
Points: 10.1
Since: 21/May/13
Message Posted On Dec 7th, 2013, 5:14 am

Not surprised. Couldn't bear watching it past the first two episodes, Lennie James fake accent was excruciating.


Message Posted On Dec 7th, 2013, 3:07 am
More THAN, not more THEN. How hard is that?

Level 1 (54%)
Points: 9.9
Mood: depressed
Since: 15/May/13
Message Posted On Dec 6th, 2013, 11:00 pm

Not a surprize... The premise and the acting was food, but the pace was way too slow.... Nothing ever really happen that needed more then four episodes and the took nine!


Level 1 (48%)
Since: 02/Apr/13
Message Posted On Dec 6th, 2013, 6:27 pm

Watch i think 3 episodes of it lord it was hard going so no real surprise to see it binned.

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