USA Network TV series don’t earn the kind of Nielsen ratings we see from the broadcast networks. With a spinoff in the works, there are signs that the successful Suits series will end sooner rather than later, so the cabler could use another breakaway hit. Have they found it in Tony Tost’s Damnation TV show? Will it be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A 1930s USA period piece, the first season of Damnation stars Killian Scott, Logan Marshall-Green, Sarah Jones, Chasten Harmon, Melinda Page Hamilton, Christopher Heyerdahl, Joe Adler, Teach Grant, Dan Donohue, David Haysom, Arnold Pinnock, and Rohan Mead. The heartland labor drama centers on Seth Davenport (Scott). Although he poses as a small town Iowa preacher, he is actually an incognito labor agitator. Seth’s goal is to incite an all out revolt against the status quo. Little does he know a captain of industry has hired professional strikebreaker Creeley Turner (Marshall-Green) to squash the insurrection at any cost. What’s more, Davenport and Turner have a history — one that’s dark and bloody. **Status update below.
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What do you think? Do you like the Damnation TV series? Should this USA Network TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
** 1/26/18 update: There will be no season two. Damnation has been cancelled by USA. Details here.