A drama series has just fallen victim to the cancellation ax, with the announcement coming today from Netflix that it won’t be bringing back “Chambers” for a second season.
The supernatural YA series, which debuted April 26 on the streaming service, stars Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn, Sivan Alyra Rose and Griffin Powell-Arcand.
In its announcement, Netflix said: “’Chambers’ will not return for a second season. We’re grateful to creator and showrunner Leah Rachel for bringing this story to us and to her fellow executive producers Alfonso Gomez Rejon, Steve Gaghan from Super Emotional, Winnie Kemp and Wolfgang Hammer from Super Deluxe, and Jennifer Yale. We’re also thankful to the tireless crew, and to our incredible cast, especially Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn and talented newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose.”
Deadline notes that Netflix has an 80% renewal rate from season one to season two, and has been ending many of its shows after two or three seasons.
“Netflix bases most of its renewal decisions on cost vs. viewership/acclaim analysis,” Deadline reports. “‘Chambers’ launched in April to lukewarm reviews and failed to garner buzz in a crowded TV marketplace.”