Do you watch Underground? The WGN America TV show only has a couple weeks left before the end of its second season, but should there be a third? What do you think? Should the series be cancelled or renewed?
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 chances of a third season for Underground are unclear. So far, season two has struggled in the ratings. Currently, it holds an average of 0.20 in the 18-49 demo and 594,000 viewers. For comparison, season one averaged a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demo and 993,000 viewers. That’s a nearly 40% decrease in viewership from season one to two—not good news.
Additionally, Underground is WGN America’s only remaining scripted series. Recently, the network cancelled their other scripted drama, Outsiders, even though the show had higher ratings than Underground. This could mean WGN America is getting out of the scripted series business altogether.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Underground? Do you want a third season of this historical drama?
5/30/17 update: WGN America has cancelled this historical series. Details here.