Marvel's 'Inhumans' and Quantico latest shows to be axed by ABC

The network has canceled Marvel's Inhumans after just one season and Priyanka Chopra-starring Quantico hasn't been renewed for the fourth season


                            Marvel's 'Inhumans' and Quantico latest shows to be axed by ABC

On another culling spree of TV series, ABC has canceled Marvel's 'Inhumans' after just one season and Priyanka Chopra-starring 'Quantico' hasn't been renewed for the fourth season.

For majority of its run, Marvel's 'Inhumans' with eight-episode in the season averaged a 0.6 rating and viewer count of 2.65 million.

For its final two episodes, the show dropped to a 0.5 rating and 1.95 million viewers. Quantico, on the other hand, is currently averaging a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.3 million total viewers.

Priyanka Chopra in Quantico (Twitter)
Priyanka Chopra in Quantico (Twitter)

The cancelation of 'Inhumans' wasn't very surprising given that ABC was skeptical about the show's future earlier this year. During the Television Critics Association press tour, ABC's Channing Dungey said the series' viewer numbers turned out to be "less exciting for us than we hoped they would be."

When the first two episodes of Inhumans were shown in IMAX theaters last September, the review was less than disappointing. IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond attributed its underwhelming performance to a "misalignment of customer expectations."

However, viewers had campaigned for ABC to give Marvel's Inhumans a second chance. Its creative team's showrunner Scott Buck was quoted as saying he was developing ideas for more.

"I think things will continue to expand," he said last year. "The big major story that we'll tell, over the course of the season, will be complete by the end of the season, but also open us up to a whole other potential storyline. New things blossom, in a big way, by the end of the season."

Anson Mount Serinda Swan in Inhumans (Twitter)
Anson Mount Serinda Swan in Inhumans (Twitter)

However, its fate has been sealed and despite efforts, Inhumans will not be getting a second chance.

As for Quantico, the show had been profitable for ABC, but logistically it took a toll as production took place in Toronto while the writers room was in Los Angeles, and creator David Guggenheim was based in New York. Quantico has three seasons so far, the last one doing fairly poorly, will continue to air through mid-July.

Quantico features Priyanka Chopra as an FBI recruit framed for a bombing attack while Marvel's Inhumans revolves around a genetically altered race of superhumans struggling to protect themselves from outside influences.

In addition to Marvel's Inhumans and Quantico, ABC has canceled several other shows, including Designated Survivor, Ten Days in the Valley, Deception, The Crossing, and Alex, Inc. The cancellation of these series is making space for new programs in the fall.