The series stars Ray Winstone, Olly Rix, and Simone Kessell in stories based on the Biblical Books of Samuel.
The cancellation is not entirely unexpected. The series premiere drew low ratings, with only 3.3 million viewers, and the second episode declined even further with an average of about 2.4 million.
Additionally, the show has recently received ample criticism from the Parents Television Council for its violence and sexual explicitness.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC will not air the remaining eight episodes. Instead, its time slot will be filled by the Shark Tank spin-off, Beyond the Tank.
What do you think? Did you watch Of Kings and Prophets? Are you surprised it was cancelled?