There will be no Season 2 for ABC Family's freshman drama Twisted. The network opted out of renewing its show on August 13, 2014, according to Deadline. The pilot episode, which aired on May 19, 2013, drew in 1.19 million viewers, which made me and many other viewers believe that it may be worth watching. As the season progressed, however, it began to have a fluctuating viewership. The series finale, which aired on April 1, 2014, only drew in 0.77 million viewers.
Twisted was written and produced by Adam Milch, who can also be credited for writing the hit series Greek, also an ABC Family series. Twisted was a mystery thriller which revolved around a sixteen-year-old Danny Desai, who was charged with killing his aunt when he was only eleven. After spending five years in juvenile detention, he is released and returned home to Green Grove, New York. As he tried to rekindle his relationship with his two best friends Lacey Porter and Jo Masterson, he still faced scrutiny from his peers and the rest of the community. He then became the prime suspect in the murder of a classmate. As Danny tried to clear his name, he held onto a smoldering secret about his aunt's death that could never see the light of day.
Twisted left me quite intrigued with its love triangle between Danny Desai, Lacey Porter, and Jo Masterson. The plot did exactly what the title entails, twisted all throughout the series, which made it a very enjoyable one to watch, and it helped that the main character was so easy on the eyes. I, as I believe many viewers did also, wished ABC Family would have given this series another chance especially with the then season finale leaving such a heavy cliffhanger, which revealed a newcomer and troublemaker in Green Grove was really a main character's long lost son, and also because it ended with an actual “bang” of gunshots in a barn where many main characters where present.