It’s wonderful that we finally have the official The Son season 2 premiere date over at AMC … but there’s a dark cloud hovering over it.
Today, the network announced at their TCA Winter Press Tour event that the Pierce Brosnan series is going to return after being MIA for all of 2018 on Saturday, April 27 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Unfortunately, it’s also been revealed that this is the final season. This is a show that is only getting a two-season run in which to shine, and this was a very-frustrating one at that. We do wonder whether or not the show could’ve continued if the second season came out sooner, or if this fate was more or less written in the stars because of the long delay.
We’ll be the first to admit that the ratings for The Son season 1 were not exactly spectacular in the first place. The show averaged in total a 0.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic, and then also close to 1.4 million live viewers. The show skewed noticeably old, but there is still some value in that — also, we’re not sure if AMC could’ve expected anything else given that this is a very specific genre and it was also airing on Saturdays, hardly a nice of the week in which a lot of series end up delivering in a rather big way.
The news of The Son ending follows up the announcement today that Into the Badlands is also ending its run at AMC with its third season. It’s a bit of an unusual move for a network to come to a press tour to announce the end of some of their shows, mostly because that’s going to always lead to speculation about whether or not they were canceled. It’s hard to really label that as the case here, mostly because AMC never really even got a good sense of the show’s ratings. How would they know if the ratings would be good or not? (Our expectations are pretty low; it’s hard to imagine this show drawing huge numbers given that it’s airing so long after season 1, and in a really-terrible timeslot at the same time.)
For those of you who do cherish The Son, we hope that you at least do have a really good opportunity to cherish the story and enjoy it down to the last drop.
What do you think about The Son ending with season 2 at AMC, and do you wish that the series had at least some sort of chance to stick around for a while? Be sure to share right now in the comments. (Photo: AMC.)