When ABC didn’t renew Last Resort, most concede that the TV show has been cancelled. Still, some are hoping that the remaining episodes will bring in positive ratings and the network will have a change of heart. It’s highly unlikely but stranger things have happened.
The cast and crew are still working on the final two episodes of the season (and most likely the series) and the last episode’s script is being tweaked to give the show some closure. On Tuesday, Mike King (Hawkes) wrote, “Back on Oahu, read the last episode of #LastResort and holy crap is it going to be good!”
He tweeted this photo yesterday and wrote, “Laughing till it hurts on set with @JesseLuken & the great @robertpatrickT2 on #LastResort_ABC #FunTimes #CarpeDiem” Earlier, King tweeted, “we have 6 eps to pull off a #miracle! #vote for #LastResort best new drama, #PeoplesChoice #Support #love”
After receiving the cancellation news, Last Resort co-creator Karl Gajdusek wrote, “Sorry, folks. #LastResort didn’t make the cut. We’ll still bring you 13 episodes of kick ass, but then we take our bow. Thanks for watching.”
When asked how they would fit seven seasons worth of storylines into seven episodes, he responded, “Not sure but we can try :)”
Here are some other reactions to the cancellation:
Shawn Ryan (co-creator): “For the record ABC was always fantastic with us in every regard. Don’t get mad at them. If you’d like to curse out Nielsen viewers though…”
And later, “Technically #LastResort isn’t cancelled but I understand why some are using the term. Still 6 more eps to air. Miracle unlikely but possible”
Robert Patrick (Master Chief Joseph Prosser): “You need to know we all IN! Because great episodes still to air. It’s a great show! Fans please support the mission #LastResort”
Daniel Lissing (James King): “Thank you all for the kind words! We all put our heart and souls into #LastResort. Damn shame!! However, great eps still to air. Enjoy!”
Followed up by, “Sad news.. But remember you still have another SIX awesome episodes of #LastResort to watch! We’re still on set working hard for you! :)”
Autumn Reeser (Kylie Sinclair): “Thank you so much to all our #LastResort fans for your support! All 13 episodes will air, and there are some AMAZING stories coming up!!” And later, “I’m sad about #LastResort being cut short, but I promise you we are going to make these final episodes count and make some GREAT TV for you!”
Reeser’s husband, director Jesse Warren delivered the news, “Unfortunately #LastResort didn’t get picked up for the back 9. Still airing 13. It’s possible it could move with enough love. #BooNeilson”
Jessy Schram (Christine Kendal): “Thanks for all the love & support for #LastResort. We won’t be adding to the season, but there are 6 eps left that will BLOW YOUR MIND :)”
Daisy Betts (Lieutenant Grace Shepard): “Deepest thanks for the love everyone! Enjoy our 13eps of #LastResort! Our amazing cast & crew are working so hard on this incredible show.Dx”
What do you think? Do you think there’s a chance that the ratings for Last Resort could rise enough for the show to be saved?
I greatly appreciated the efforts of all involved in producing this great drama. I loved the show, thank you, to everyone.
great show, loved the drama and unusual original story line. I dont know if you could keep the tension up for ever but… I greatly appreciate everyone doing this show for their efforts.