For fans of the Syfy series Blood Drive, it’s a sad day because the network announced that it was canceling the series after only one season. This cancellation is coming on the heels of us losing one of our other favorite Syfy shows Dark Matter.
According to TVLine, series creator James Roland made the announcement Wednesday night on his blog entitled Midnight Grindhouse.
“I found out not too long ago, but have been trying to think of a way to tell you guys since I felt it was up to me to let the fans know. Ultimately I decided to wait until after the final episode aired so the news did not taint your experience. It simply didn’t seem right to burst the bubble so early, especially with how the last episode plays out.”
The news of the series’s cancellation wasn’t a complete shock, given the show averaged less than 500,000 viewers per week, but Roland was appreciative of the loud voices on Twitter that made it a big hit on social media.
“Obviously the ratings were low but it was also a very noisy show on social media (thanks to you guys!) and a very well-reviewed show with critics as well. This I do know: despite canceling us, Syfy was the only network with the steel to make the show in the first place… and for that I’m forever grateful.”
As Roland briefly mentioned above, the series was also cancelled despite receiving generally positive reviews from critics. Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter was one of the critics who enjoyed Blood Drive noting that the show “kept me entertained and curious for longer than I expected.”
As far as the future of the show goes, Roland explains to fans that he would be interesting in continuing the story should another network pick it up.
“There’s definitely no Season 2 in the immediate future, but I remain cautiously optimistic there’s more story to tell in this world.”
We wish nothing but the best for the show and will be ready to watch it again if it were to get picked up again. For more news related to the Blood Drive, be sure to visit this link. (Photo: Syfy)
This story was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at @SAM_iamXO.