AMC Cancels Crime Drama ‘Low Winter Sun’

Neither critically acclaimed nor highly watched, the adaptation won’t return for Season 2

It was much expected, but AMC just made it official: ‘Low Winter Sun’ has not been renewed for second season. A network representative confirmed the cancelation to TheWrap, but would not comment further.

An adaptation of a U.K. miniseries, the show suffered a steep ratings decline over its season. “Low Winter Sun” debuted to 2.5 million viewers in August, but later episodes fell below the 1 million mark. It was eventually moved from Sundays at 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., where it finished its run.

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The series followed Detroit homicide detectives Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) and Joe Geddes (Lennie James) who murdered a fellow cop and tried to cover it up as a suicide. But, the coroner saw through it and declared the death a homicide, making things complicated for the cops.

A co-production between AMC Studio and Endemol Studios, it also starred James Ransone, Sprague Grayden, Athena Karkanis, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, David Costabile and Billy Lush.

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Things got so bleak for the series, Ransone even told TheWrap, “If it doesn’t get canceled, I’ll be goddamn shocked. The ratings were terrible.”