The battle for humanity’s survival is ending earlier than hoped The FOX network has cancelled the neXt TV series so there won’t be a second season, a victim of low ratings and COVID-19.
An action-thriller series, the neXt TV show stars John Slattery, Elizabeth Cappuccino, Jason Butler Harner, Fernanda Andrade, Eve Harlow, Aaron Moten, Michael Mosley, Evan Whitten, and Gerardo Celasco. The story revolves around Silicon Valley pioneer Paul LeBlanc (Slattery) who built a fortune and his legacy on his world-changing innovations.
After discovering that one of his own creations — a powerful artificial intelligence called “neXt” — might spell doom for humankind, Paul tried to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother (Harner). When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salazar (Andrade) and her unique and talented team. Now, they are the only ones standing in the way of a potential global catastrophe, fighting an emergent superintelligence that will deploy the immense knowledge it has gleaned from the data all around us to recruit allies, turn people against each other, and eliminate obstacles to its own survival and growth.
The first season of neXt averages a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.67 million viewers. Just two episodes have been aired thus far. The third has been released on Hulu but didn’t air on FOX because of the World Series. It’s the network’s lowest-rated show out of the 10 current series.
Variety reports that FOX plans to air the remaining seven installments of the season. The network also cancelled the low-rated Filthy Rich series today. Both were reportedly cancelled thanks to low ratings and rising production costs due to COVID-19.
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What do you think? Have you seen the neXt TV series on FOX? Would you have watched a second season of this action-thriller series?
First was “The Capture” from BBC with a similar maybe mostly real subject. Next was neXT. I see that BBC will continue the series this year. Perhaps the ideas from american series neXT has deranged some guys from high level.
I really enjoyed neXT. And am very disappointed Fox canceled it. It was a welcome break from inane reality TV and copycat series like The Law & Order , hospital shows, NCIS , FBI, and CSI franchises. NeXT made you think and was not a run of the mill story lines.
Sad that this show was cancelled. Showcased as Science Fiction, I can tell you the technology exists today, and should be viewed more as a docu-drama. There are some series that graze the tangent of Here and Now, that I believe the powers that be don’t want the public to know the truth. Person of Interest was another great that hit VERY CLOSE to present day.
I’ve just watched neXt via Disney+ and I loved it. I’m 60 years old. NeXt, the AI, is still alive …