‘Dead of Summer’ Canceled by Freeform After 1 Season

Horror series was created by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis of “Once Upon a Time”

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Freeform has canceled “Dead of Summer” after just one season, TheWrap has learned.

The horror drama from “Once Upon a Time” creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis will not return for a second outing after its low-rated first season.

The series debuted in June to poor reviews and just 610,000 total viewers, making it a disappointment for the network, which has struggled to find a new hit series as the network’s biggest hit, “Pretty Little Liars,” prepares to air its final 10 episodes next year.

The Amanda Knox-inspired “Guilt” and the rehab-set “Recovery Road” were both canceled after their first seasons by Freeform earlier this year.

Freeform hopes to make up for those failures and the upcoming end of “Switched at Birth” with “Famous in Love,” which stars Bella Thorne and hails from “Pretty Little Liars” executive producer I. Marlene King.

“Dead of Summer” was also executive produced by Ian Goldberg. Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail, Mark Indelicato, Zelda Williams, Alberto Frezza and Eli Goree starred on the series from ABC Studios.