A rep for AMC confirmed that the cable channel has canceled a drama series that failed to catch on either with critics or with viewers. TheWrap.com reports that the channel won’t be bringing back the crime show “Low Winter Sun” for a second season.
The decision was expected, given that the show demonstrated a ratings drop during its run. The drama debuted with 2.5 million viewers in August, but episodes in the later part of the run fell below 1 million viewers. The network shuffled the show to Sundays at 10 p.m., where it ended its run.
The series starred Mark Strong and Joe Geddes as Detroit homicide detectives who murder another cop and try to cover it up.
"A co-production between AMC Studio and Endemol Studios, it also starred James Ransone, Sprague Grayden, Athena Karkanis, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, David Costabile and Billy Lush," TheWrap reports. "Things got so bleak for the series, Ransone even told TheWrap, ‘If it doesn’t get canceled, I’ll be goddamn shocked. The ratings were terrible.’”