Bad news for fans of Underground. Variety reports WGN America has cancelled the TV series after two seasons.
The historical drama follows the heroes of the Underground Railroad who harnessed every bit of their wits, strength, and grit in order to escape slavery and live as free men and women. The cast includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller, Christopher Meloni, Marc Blucas, and Reed Diamond.
The cancellation is not a huge surprise. Earlier, we reported that WGN America was moving away from original series and shifting towards cheaper programming and reruns. Not to mention, the ratings for Underground‘s second season marked a significant drop from season one.
Overall, season two averaged a .19 rating in the 18-49 demo and 567,000 viewers. That’s decent for a small cable network like WGN America. However, those numbers show a nearly 40% decrease in the ratings from season one, which averaged a .32 rating in the 18-49 demo and 993,000 viewers. It seems a large portion of the fan base didn’t continue watching beyond season one.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Underground? Do you think the show should’ve been renewed?