Primeval: New World Is Extinct
Primeval just can’t catch a break it seems. The Canadian spin-off has been dropped by the Space channel.
The show, which recently concluded its first season across the pond, has failed to get decent viewing figures.
Bell Media’s Scott Henderson said: “Unfortunately, the audience growth throughout the first season was not as strong as hoped, even after a schedule move in January from Monday to Tuesday nights to provide the benefit of a lead-in from established series Face Off. The series has also seen an almost weekly decline in ratings since its premiere. We remain incredibly proud of this series and extend our sincere thanks to Omnifilm Entertainment for Season 1.”
With no sign of a another series from ITV in the UK, the series could remain extinct now.
However, there’s a still a slim chance that New World may get picked up by another network.
The producers wrote on the official Twitter account that they are hopeful: “It’s true: @SPACEchannel has decided to not renew #PrimevalNewWorld. We are in talks with other international broadcasters — stay tuned!”