USA Network cancels ‘Falling Water’ after just two seasons
American supernatural drama 'Falling Water' has been canceled after two seasons.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that the series, which first aired in 2016 will not return for its third season. For two seasons, 'Falling Water' was the lowest-rated drama series of USA Network, averaging 461,000 viewers and 0.14 adults 18-49 rating in Live and Same Day in season 1 and slipping to 349,000 viewers and a 0.09 in season 2.
When it first aired, the demo for 'Falling Water' attracted just 90,000 viewers but despite that, the supernatural thriller from 'The Walking Dead's' Gale Ann Hurd got a season two renewal.
Based on its linear ratings, 'Falling Water' was meant to be canceled after the first season, but the series's dense mythology storyline and steady viewership during season 1 made the series a binge prospect for a streaming service. It landed a deal with Amazon for exclusive SVOD rights and the pact helped secure as season 2 renewal by USA Network.
Now it's not happening anymore. But the story of how the series came to be, is a heartwarming one.
Hurd had earlier revealed that 'Falling Water', about three strangers who discover they are able to share experiences while dreaming, almost didn't get made at all.
"It was initially written during the Writers Guild strike [2007-08] by the late Henry Bromell and his protégé Blake Masters," Hurd had revealed.
"They decided they wanted to explore the dream world, to do a metaphysical thriller... then they showed it to their agents who convinced them no-one was gonna buy it! So they put it on the shelf."
So the series was stacked on the shelf for a year after that. "Blake was absolutely shattered, they were incredibly close. Henry was a mentor to so many people in this business, his loss had a huge effect," Hurd said.
When Henry Bromell died in 2013, Henry's wife made few important calls.
"But then Henry's widow called Blake a few months later and said, "This was so important to Henry, I think he would've liked to have seen it made," Hurd narrated. But now, the fate of the series has been sealed.