AMC Cancels Low Winter Sun
By Allison Moore
Washington, D.C. (December 8, 2013) - AMC has cancelled the drama, Low Winter Sun, after just one season, writes Entertainment Weekly.
The reason for Low Winter Sun's cancellation? Low ratings. The show, which starred Mark Strong as a homicide detective caught up in a murder plot, generated just 2.5 million viewers for its premiere episode and then fell sharply after that.
The network had high hopes for Low Winter Sun, scheduling it after Breaking Bad, which was in its final season. AMC each week even delayed highlights of the next Breaking Bad installment, which normally immediately follow an episode, so they could be seen during a break in Low Winter Sun's episode.
But all the promotion and marketing gimmicks could not help the dark drama which Entertainment Weekly says is only the second rookie drama ever cancelled by AMC. (The network cancelled Rubicon in 2010 after one season.)
AMC recently also cancelled The Killing, another dark crime drama, after three seasons. Netflix has agreed to pick up a six-episode fourth season of The Killing on its streaming service, but it's unlikely that Low Winter Sun will get a second home.
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