Terry O’Quinn Wishes Lost Had Continued For Another Season

As hard as it is to believe, Lost finished its run nearly a decade ago. With six seasons under its belt, the sci-fi drama has become a pop culture staple. One of the series’ brightest stars has revealed that he would have been open to being “lost” for another season. Terry O’Quinn shared:

It is not the response you usually hear from actors whose show ran as long as Lost. Terry O’Quinn’s comments to EW point to his finding his time on the show pleasurable enough to have continued. All of which sort of makes you hope for a bit of a redo. Given the way Locke’s story ended, it would be tough do a spinoff or revival centered on the character.

That is one of the bitterer aspects of how the series handled Locke’s story. Locke was always one of the highlights, and his story never got explored to the full extent it could have been. Of course, you can never talk about Lost without discussing one of its most infamous aspects — the ending.

More than eight years have passed since Lost‘s much-discussed and frequently decried series finale. After all these years, what does Terry O’Quinn make of the finale? When asked if it “stuck the landing” or was “more of a mess,” O’Quinn responded, saying:

If you thought, you were the only one not exactly certain of what Lost pulled off in its finale, you are not alone. You are in good company with Terry O’Quinn. While he acknowledges not being entirely sure of what Lost‘s writers did, O’Quinn praised their writing. He also pointed something out.

Some people were not going to be satisfied, regardless of how the show ended. Could Lost have gotten closer though? It is a daunting question that will be at the fore of the show’s legacy forever. With so many shows preparing for their final chapter, it is a high-stakes analysis that has merit. For instance, is Game of Thrones doomed to disappoint? Hopefully not.

It is true that you cannot satisfy everyone. After six seasons and over 100 episodes of waiting for answers, Lost fans got something far from straightforward. It is a debate that is likely to rage on for some time to come.

Had Lost gone on for another season, it is worth wondering what Terry O’Quinn would have liked to have occurred, narratively. Did he think the story could have been fleshed out more? Or was it about having more time with the characters? Did he ever want them to go back?

While we do not know the answer to that, we do know that Terry O’Quinn would have done a seventh season of Lost. That is something we are now unlikely to ever get. While we await the potential word of a Lost reboot, new television is on the horizon. A lot of fresh content is still set to arrive this fall and throughout the midseason.

How Fantastic Beasts 2’s Alison Sudol Feels About That Queenie Twist

Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, so read ahead only if you’ve seen it.

The shocking ending of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has left us with a lot of unanswered questions to impatiently wait to be dealt with in Fantastic Beasts 3. Aside from that huge Dumbledore reveal, the most perplexing development was the sweet and likable Queenie Goldstein’s decision to join Grindelwald’s dreadful cause. From what we’ve seen so far from the character, turning away from her friends and family after just a short encounter with the franchise’s villain just doesn’t add up.

Alison Sudol recently admitted to Entertainment Weekly that when she first found out about the fate of her character at the end of Crimes of Grindelwald, she was just as shocked as we were. It took Sudol some time to process the plot point and understand the decision from Queenie’s perspective. While it’s quite the puzzling reveal, she still has hope for the goodness of her character, saying this:

In Crimes of Grindelwald, Queenie struggled with an unfair American wizarding law banning her from marrying her muggle love, Jacob Kowolski. Amidst a fight between the love birds, Queenie journeyed to Paris to find her sister, Tina, who is hot on the trail looking for Credence. While the rest of the gang (Newt, Jacob and Tina) find one another in the city, Queenie finds herself lost in Paris and then in the same room as Grindelwald himself. She decides to hear him out at his gathering at the end of the film, and much to everyone’s surprise, she joins him.

While it looks like Queenie has gone off the deep end with her allegiance with Grindelwald, there are a couple things to keep in mind. First off, it was strongly established in the sequel that he has quite the knack for persuasion, so she could just be a victim of circumstance. Second, Queenie also has the talent of legilimency, which is the ability to see in someone else’s mind. This ability could have had an influence on her move to the dark side, whether she could see into Grindelwald’s mind or if it was simply toying with her brain to an unmanageable point. Fans will remember that Severus Snape had the same ability, though he would use more discretion with it then we see her do in her first appearance in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Queenie’s questionable decision will certainly come into play in the next movie, with a broken-hearted Jacob Kowolski’s mind likely on finding her and bringing her back. Fantastic Beasts 3 is in the works for a release on November 20, 2020.

Ralph Breaks The Internet Reviews: What CinemaBlend Thought Of The Wreck-It Ralph Sequel

A theatrical sequel to an animated Disney movie is a rare thing. In fact, it’s only happened once before. Twice if you count Fantasia 2000. Ralph Breaks the Internet brings back the video game characters of Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz and sends them to explore the world of the internet. How does the sequel stack up to the original? The official CinemaBlend review gave the new movie four out of five stars and our own Eric Eisenberg felt that, while it may not be quite as good as the original Wreck-It Ralph, it was still a great time spent with great characters.

The narrative doesn’t quite have the same tight structure/organization that the first film did, doing a lot more bouncing around from place to place road movie-style, but it remains solid on the immense strength of its character development.

As with the best of Disney’s animated films, the movie isn’t simply “for kids” as it deals with some fairly serious topics that the youngest viewers might not understand on first viewing, but their parents certainly will. The setting of the film is a bight, shiny new playground with the physical representation of the internet built to look like a massive technological city, with every name you know from Google to Pinterest represented as a building. But the movie isn’t about that, it’s about Ralph and Vanellope, and their relationship, and that’s where most here would agree the movie shines, though we disagree about just how much.

Not everybody at CinemaBlend fell in love with Ralph Breaks the Internet. Managing Director Sean O’Connell feels the sequel really suffers in comparison to the original. He doesn’t feel the new movie is bad, just disappointing.

Man, I wish I liked Ralph Break The Internet more than I actually do. As a huge fan of the original, I appreciated more time in the presence of Ralph and Vanellope. Wreck-it Ralph was such an original, inventive and sentimental story, and it actually felt like the sequel had the germ of a perfect idea — sending the engaging franchise leads into the vast Internet. So what happened? The creativity is missing on Ralph Breaks the Internet, as the mission to retrieve Vanellope’s steering wheel from eBay felt forced and thin. And the product placement throughout the story wasn’t Meta, it was tacky. The laughs and heart are dialed back here, so while Breaks isn’t a bad movie (by any stretch), it drastically pales in comparison to its immediate predecessor.

While Sean didn’t feel that Raph Breaks the Intenet was a worthy sequel, with everything in the film feeling less than Wreck-It Ralph. His opinion is not universal. CinemaBlend project manager Cody Beck actually felt the sequel exceeded the original, thanks, in part, to a continuous stream of laugh moments and references to both Disney and internet culture.

Ralph Breaks The Internet is an even better journey into the Wreck-It Ralph universe than its predecessor. It’s full of laughs for all ages and is not shy about poking fun at past Disney films and archetypes. Plus bonus jokes and easter eggs for avid Disney fans or anyone who has witnessed the evolution of the internet.

At the heart of Ralph Breaks the Internet is a story of friendship. Many fell in love with the story of Ralph and Vanellope. It’s the reason the sequel exists in the first place, but CinemaBlend News Director Jessica Rawden felt that ultimately the sequel’s constant focus on the brands of the internet doesn’t do that relationship any favors.

Gamers will still find plenty of the fun nods present in Wreck-It Ralph in its follow-up Ralph Breaks The Internet, but as the story moves into the world wide web, the continual branding somewhat tarnishes the satisfying friendship story between Ralph and Vanellope. Stick around for the post-credits, though. They’re a blast.

As the resident CinemaBlend Disney expert and also the Games editor, it would seem fairly obvious that the original Wreck-It Ralph was a particularly special film for me. In the end, I have to say I really enjoyed the sequel, and if it doesn’t reach the level of the best Disney films, that’s only because the best Disney films, like Wreck-It Ralph, have set a pretty high bar.

Ralph Breaks the Internet isn’t quite as good as the first, though that might be only because there’s now an expectation of greatness. It’s funny, heartwarming, and I’m going to have to see it again just to catch all the Disney Princess jokes that I missed due to audience laughter.

It’s certainly true that the “branding” that is present all over the film is a bit overdone, but ultimately that’s just window dressing. Almost none of it is actually important to the film. What is important is Ralph and Vanellope and the ultimate message the movie is trying to convey. When that message takes center stage, Ralph Breaks the Internet is as good as the original, as good as Zootopia, as good as anytime Disney has had something important to say. However, Ralph Breaks the Internet feels like a movie of two halves, and the first half is a zany road movie that takes a bit too long to get to its ultimate goal, which is the second half with the important things to say.

Also, while the fourth wall adjacent portion of the movie that sends Vanellope among Disney’s Princesses has been part of the marketing, there’s luckily a lot more than has been shown in the trailers, and it’s all hilarious. It’s also not simply there for strictly punchline reasons, as the film takes a serious look at its own legacy and takes its licks where necessary regarding the parts of Disney history that maybe haven’t aged well.

In the end, it feels like most of just arguing over exactly what degree of quality Ralph Breaks the Internet actually has. Nobody is calling it a bad movie. It seems likely that most everybody will enjoy the time they spent with it. In the end, the only question will be whether you like it or love it.

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Fake Movie Producer Jailed After Convincing Teens To Perform Pornographic Acts

The allure of fame and fortune is a powerful one, promising escape to a better life where all your troubles just melt away. Sadly, some people take advantage of that desire and use it to nefarious ends. That’s what allegedly happened in Ohio when a man pretending to be a movie producer convinced two teens into pornographic acts.

Charles Thomas Barbarotta, a 33-year-old man from Norwalk, Ohio, allegedly contacted two teenage girls online through social media– luring them in by telling them that he was a movie producer, which he wasn’t. And that was just the crux of his scheme.

He reportedly told the two teens that he was from Los Angeles, and that he was the producer of a porn film. He promised that he could make them into porn stars and get them into the movie industry. He then used that lie to convince the teenagers to engage in commercial sexual acts with him.

According to News 5 Cleveland, Charles Barbarotta has plead guilty to two counts of sex trafficking of a minor and is now headed to prison for 20 years. Although he is now off the street, the damage he did may not be fully tallied as of yet.

In addition to the two victims for whom he was charged, authorities believe that Charles Barbarotta may have used this scheme on other teenage girls, and there may be other victims out there. The authorities are urging anyone who knows about other possible victims to contact the Cleveland FBI.

There are movies that depict the perils lurking online, where you never really know whom you’re talking to– from something like this year’s Searching to Catfish and the MTV series of the same name. But this story puts the dangers of social media into stark relief, showing that they are very real and just how easy it is for predators to contact minors online, and the lengths they will go to in order to trick them into doing what they want.

Speaking with News 5 Cleveland, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman stressed the importance for parents of knowing what their kids are up to online and on social media and whom they are in contact with.

This is obviously a disturbing story that hopefully reminds people to play it safe and be cautious when talking to strangers online. Generations of kids have been taught not to talk to strangers; that message just needs to be adhered to just as much in person as through a screen.

For something a little bit more cheerful, the holiday movie season is upon us! There are plenty of blockbusters and awards contenders coming to theaters in the coming months that are worth keeping an eye on. Check them out in our Holiday Movie Guide.

Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Apologized to Girlfriend Jen After Episode Shows Him Cheating

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has publicly apologized after a recent episode of Jersey Shore Family Vacation potentially revealed him cheating on his baby mama, Jen Harley. The episode showed Ronnie and a mutual friend of Angelina’s (nicknamed “Jewish Barbie”) getting close after a night out on the town. Ronnie apologized to his family for the footage shown thus far and mentioned that things were presented a lot worse than they actually were.

Ronnie’s allegation that the footage was edited to make it look worse came after scenes which showed Ronnie getting close to “Jewish Barbie” in the cab ride home, and getting in the hot tub with her alone. Prior to the hot tub moment, the castmates were teasing Ronnie about how he may repeat the mistake he made during Season 1 of Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Ronnie laughed, yet continued on despite warnings his girlfriend Jen may not appreciate his actions.

Ronnie also teased in his Instagram public apology (via E! Online) that an upcoming Jersey Shore Family Vacation episode will feature him learning from his mistake. A preview for the upcoming episode showed that Ronnie will end up in his bedroom with the lights off, in what appears to be a romantic encounter with “Jewish Barbie”. Ronnie is then seen after in the dark bedroom saying “there goes my life.”

The headline is just the latest in the saga of Ronnie and Jen Harley’s relationship, which first caught the public’s attention with his infidelity in Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 1. Ronnie hooked up with a girl codenamed “French Fries” while Jen was at their home in the late stages of her pregnancy with their daughter Ariana Sky. The couple has had several feuds since, one of which involved a car dragging and Harley’s arrest.

CBS Is Setting Northern Exposure Up For A Big Revival With Original Star

Northern Exposure could be exposed to a whole new generation of TV fans in the not-too-distant future. The beloved 90s series has a revival in the works at CBS, and it would bring back the original star to reprise a character that has a special place in the hearts of fans everywhere. Yes, Rob Morrow is on board to return as Dr. Joel Fleischman. Here’s what we know so far.

Another round of Northern Exposure is in development at CBS. Given that the project is slated to be a revival rather than a reboot and star Rob Morrow, we can expect it to pick up sometime after the original series left off. It won’t be a whole new show with an entirely new cast. Unfortunately, it’s status as a revival may mean an unfortunate fate for a particular original series character.

According to EW, an original series character will likely be killed off to kickstart the revival action. Dr. Joel Fleischman returns to Cicely, Alaska to attend the funeral of an old friend. While there, he reunites with friends from days gone by and encounters folks he never met before who bring their fair share of quirks to the table.

No details are currently available about which of the original series stars may be killed off for the revival, but we can rule out Chris Stevens. John Corbett is reportedly slated to return as the character, although likely not on a regular basis. He has also been listed as a producer on the revival of Northern Exposure.

Executive producing the new project are series creator Joshua Brand as well as star Rob Morrow. Interestingly, the premise of an original series character dying sounds quite similar to the premise of the NYPD Blue revival, which is in the works at ABC. We can be confident that the two revivals (assuming both go to series) won’t be all that similar once they get going, however. Something tells me that Joel Fleischman won’t be called back to Cicely because of a murder.

All of this said, Northern Exposure fans shouldn’t start planning their revival viewing parties just yet. The project is currently only listed as “in development,” which means that there are still a number of steps before it could get a series order. In fact, it hasn’t even gotten the order for a pilot yet! Given how CBS has gone in on a number of revivals in recent years, however, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Northern Exposure back on the air in the next couple of TV seasons.

Northern Exposure certainly was a hit when it first aired. It ran for six seasons, from 1990 – 1995, and it won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in 1992. The show didn’t air so long ago that its fans will have forgotten it and won’t want to tune in, and what’s not to love about the continuation of Dr. Joel Fleischman’s fish-out-of-water story?

Only time will tell if Northern Exposure makes it back to the small screen. The show isn’t currently available streaming on any of the major platforms, but there are plenty of viewing options now and in the not-too-distant future to keep you entertained while we wait for more news of the revival.

Ezra Miller Has A Hilarious Response To His Crimes Of Grindelwald Twist

Major spoilers head for the events of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

J.K. Rowling’s magical world of Harry Potter has enthralled audiences for decades, and is showing no signs of slowing down. The author has been expanding the Wizarding World since Harry defeated Voldemort in The Deathly Hallows, through the Pottermore website, as well as new writing projects. Chief among them is the Fantastic Beasts franchise, which serves as a five film prologue to Harry’s years in Hogwarts.

Since there are no books to take inspiration from, moviegoing audiences were completely surprised by the events of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The ending was a serious WTF moment, as Ezra Miller’s Credence Barebone was revealed to be the brother of Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore. And Miller had a typically colorful reaction, saying:

I was shocked, stunned, confused, petrificus totalus with wonder and fascination. And I still have a lot of questions for which I have no answers.

Despite being privy to production and a direct line of communication to J.K. Rowling, Ezra Miller doesn’t know everything the future has for his character Credence aka Aurelius Dumbledore. He’s got plenty of questions, which will likely only be answered with the next three movies. And security will likely remain very tight– even for the actor himself.

While there were a ton of fan theories leading up to the events of The Crimes of Grindelwald, none of them made Ezra Miller’s mysterious and conflicted young wizard as a direct relative to Albus Dumbledore. Potterheads thought they already knew about the Dumbledore siblings, as Aberforth and Ariana both factored into the narrative of the Harry Potter franchise. But it turns out there was another sibling, which may explain some of Albus’ character traits and decisions we never understood.

Previously, Albus Dumbledore’s childhood had been characterized as idyllic– at least until Ariana’s tragedy changed everything. But the existence of a fourth Dumbledore child (which seems to have been confirmed through Credence’s phoenix), means the great Wizarding family might have more skeletons in their magical closets.

Ezra Miller’s shock at Credence’s Crimes of Grindelwald twist shows that the actor presumably didn’t know about his character’s origin during the filming and release of the first Fantastic Beasts film in 2016. Credence was introduced as scared young boy, who had some dark power inside him. Now he’s joined Grindelwald’s army, and will be honing his magical skills, complete with his very own phoenix. That’s already quite an arc.

In his same conversation with EW, Ezra Miller described how much he trusts J.K. Rowling’s vision for his character, and the Wizarding World as a whole. He desribes her attention to details and prior planning, saying:

She knows the mythology so well and I think she’s into confounding you for a moment and having a fan go, ‘wait that can’t make sense!’ and then showing you how things you thought couldn’t make sense make sense. I think she enjoys people not getting it for a second. She’s done it to us a bunch of times.

Well he’s certainly got a point. The Harry Potter franchise, Cursed Child plays, and the first Fantastic Beasts movie were all rife with plot twists, that seemed almost impossible. But J.K. Rowling has a way of contextualizing scenes and storylines after the fact, which just might happen regarding Ezra Miller’s role in the Wizarding World. Credence is already a wild card, and there’s three more movies to go.

Ezra Miller’s character has been a mysterious presence in the first two Fantastic Beasts movies. In the first film, he was a young orphan being abused by his magic-hating adoptive mother. The combination of suppressing his magical abilities and trauma allowed an Obscurial parasite to take hold of his body, and transform him into a massively destructive force that nearly destroyed New York.

While the Wizarding authorities tried to destroy Credence, just one drop of the Obscurial was left in the conflict, so the young wizard was able to survive his terrifying ordeal, and make it to the Circus Arcanus. It’s there that he met Nagini, who is a young wizard who who will eventually become Voldermort’s snake and horocrux. Credence once again found himself in the middle of a conflict, and ultimately sided with Johnny Depp’s Grindelwald in the final battle.

Credence’s blood relation to Albus Dumbledore was just one of many twists in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and it’s sure to have major affects on the Wizarding World as a whole. The conflict between Dumbledore and Grindelwald has only just begun, as their unbreakable vow stops them from outright attacking each other. But Credence has the same powerful magical blood, so Grindelwald is no doubt grooming the young character to destroy his newfound brother. Poor Jude Law.

The Crimes of Grindelwald reintroduced Credence as a worker at Circus Arcanus, a sideshow run by a cruel owner. This is also the macguffin used to bring Nagini into the story, played by actress Claudia Kim. And while Harry Potter fans know the dark way Nagini’s story will eventually play out, they were surprised to meet a sweet and caring young witch. Furthermore, she decided not to side with Grindelwald’s evil cause, instead staying with the good guys and traveling to Hogwarts during in the film’s final moments.

Zoe Kravitz’ Leta Lestrange was the subject of another huge reveal. In addition to her connection with Harry Potter villainess Bellatrix Lestrange, Leta’s backstory was a dark tale that included the death of a young baby. It was a dark moment even for the Harry Potter franchise, and no one could have predicted how the new character would have played out.

It should be fascinating to see how Ezra Miller’s Credence/ Aurelius Dumbledore continues to surprise, as the next Fantastic Beasts movies are released. J.K. Rowling clearly has a specific vision, and Miller is all too happy to go for the ride. Even if he doesn’t know things in advance.

You can watch Ezra Miller as Credence in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, in theaters now. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

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What Ben Mendelsohn Thinks The Star Wars Prequel Should Do With Orson Krennic

News that Diego Luna is reprising the role of Rogue One‘s Cassian Andor for the Disney+ Star Wars prequel series continues to please fans, and now, co-star Ben Mendelsohn is musing on how Orson Krennic could be a part of all that. The actor spoke to CinemaBlend’s Mike Reyes ahead of Robin Hood‘s big screen premiere, giving his thoughts on the portion of Krennic’s life that he thinks the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel should focus on.

Ben Mendelsohn is up for seeing a young Orson Krennic, who would presumably be portrayed by another actor capable of playing the character his 20s. Mendelsohn specifically mentioned the period as a time of transformation for Krennic, as he made the leap from brilliant Republic researcher and Separatist-opposing freedom fighter to one of the Empire’s key figures in developing the Death Star.

If a Rogue One prequel would follow Krennic in his 20s, the would suggest the timeline is set years before the events of Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel. Krennic would possibly be working for the Republic during the Clone Wars at this point, set to follow his quest to create a weapon similar to one being developed by Separatist forces. Krennic’s initial intentions were to beat the Separatists in creating the weapon, but obviously, his mission continued evolving following the Clone Wars ending.

Ben Mendelsohn’s idea for where to follow Orson Krennic is interesting, although it’s unknown whether or not that character’s journey is one the Rogue One prequel will cover. The original description indicated it will be centered around Cassian Andor and his work for the Rebellion before his heroic journey in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Krennic is listed as being 51 when he died in the film, so jumping back 20-30 years may be a little more than what this show intends to cover.

It’s a tempting story to follow however. Orson Krennic maintained a good friendship with the unwilling Death Star architect Galen Erso from a young age. Bringing him into the prequel fold would find the two men together in happier times. It would also likely present Krennic in a much different light than what was shown in the films. Who wouldn’t want to see Krennic before he gained an affection for white capes, and before he developed the attitude that gets him choked out by Darth Vader?

Ben Mendelsohn’s quote seems to imply he wasn’t aware of the series’ goings-on, and that he has not been approached about appearing in the Disney+ Rogue One prequel project. This could certainly be his creative way of straightforwardly teasing what’s in store for his character when the series airs, although again, the new show’s proposed direction and general plot description look to be set during a later time. Disney likely won’t confirm things one way or the other until production moves along a bit further.

The Rogue One prequel series is in development and scheduled to arrive on Disney+ upon its completion. For a look at all things coming to cable television in the meantime, be sure to visit our fall and midseason premiere guides.

Margot Robbie Has Reportedly Revealed Birds Of Prey’s Full Title

Now that Wonder Woman 1984 has been pushed back to summer 2020, the next DC Extended Universe movie to follow after Shazam! will be Birds of Prey. This superhero flick will see Margot Robbie finally reprising Harley Quinn, who debuted in 2016’s Suicide Squad. Robbie is also producing Birds of Prey, and today the actress has seemingly revealed that the movie actually has a much longer title: Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

Now if you’re only looking at Margot Robbie’s Instagram post, you’d probably think the (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) part is fake. After all, it’d be just like Harley to doodle on a script page and make the movie more about her. It also works as a funny riff of Michael Keaton’s 2014 movie, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). However, The Hollywood Reporter says it’s confirmed that this is officially Birds of Prey’s full title, making it quite the mouthful.

Salvation Cancelled At CBS, No Season 3 Happening

It has been a few months since Salvation‘s second installment finished airing. Flash forward to now, and CBS has made a decision about its fate. Unfortunately for the drama, the network has offered the sci-fi drama no “salvation.”

The series’ run is over. The Eye Network has decided not to renew Salvation for Season 3, per The Wrap. Therefore, making its second installment, its last. Premiering in the summer of 2017, both of Salvation‘s seasons started their 13-episode stints in the mid-summer. Both installments finished their runs in late September.

As always, the reason behind the decision could have been ratings-related. In its second season, the sci-drama pulled an average of 3.7 million viewers. By fall or midseason standards, those numbers are not great for the popular network. However, summer ratings traditionally herald different expectations. Airing in the summer should have provided it with a certain amount of cushion.

Salvation was one of those summer series that flew below the radar during its initial run. Time will tell if a streaming service ends up offering it a second chance. For those who need a refresher on the plot, Salvation centered on a more or less pre-apocalyptic story.

The sci-fi drama followed the aftermath of a terrible discovery — an asteroid hurdling towards Earth. Following the finding, Earth had just six months to prepare. While the looming disaster was kept a secret from the world in Season 1, the second season saw the truth exposed.

The dark storyline of an impending disaster is not an untested concept. The 1998 disaster film Deep Impact centered a similar premise. As did 2012’s Steve Carell, Keira Knightley starrer Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Television has not seen it as prevalently explored.

While those movies focused on a more inevitable doom, Salvation did include its share of hope. Hence the title as people banded together in the hopes of salvation. The series starred Big Little Lies and The Musketeers‘ Santiago Cabrera, Vanity Fair‘s Charlie Rowe, and Tyrant‘s Jennifer Finnigan.

Salvation finished its second season alongside Elementary‘s sixth season finale. The latter series has been renewed for a seventh season. Salvation‘s second season and now series finale served as the lead-in to the popular detective drama.

In the report, there is no mention of whether Salvation‘s creators will attempt to find it a new home. Several cancelled series have had success after getting the ax from their home networks. It is slightly surprising CBS would not be interested in transitioning the show to its streaming service.

It is worth noting that Salvation had something in common with CBS All-Access’ Star Trek: Discovery. No, it is not the two having to deal with space. Alex Kurtzman was an executive producer on Salvation. As of Season 2, he is the new showrunner for Star Trek: Discovery.

In light of its cancellation, you can take Salvation off your watchlist. Thankfully, lots of series are premiering this fall and throughout the midseason to keep your mind off of it.