NBC Cancels ‘Game of Silence’ After 1 Season

Low-rated drama was based on Turkish series

Last Updated: May 13, 2016 @ 11:37 AM

NBC has canceled “Game of Silence” after just one season, TheWrap has learned.

“Game of Silence” starred David Lyons, Michael Raymond James, Larenz Tatewill and Bre Blair as four friends with a dark secret. It was adapted by executive producer David Hudgins from the “Sleepers”-inspired Turkish TV series, “Suskunlar.”

Rotten Tomatoes summed up all of the negative reviews for the show with a Critics Consensus blurb reading, “Competent acting and a sufficiently intriguing premise aren’t enough to make up for ‘Game of Silence’s’ unnecessarily convoluted, heavily clichéd storytelling.”

It seems viewers agreed with that conclusion. The show premiered to 6.4 million viewers and a 1.4 rating on April 12, but that audience dropped by nearly half the following week. It has failed pull in over 3.5 million viewers or get more than a 0.8 rating since its second episode.

In the midst of a wide range of pick ups and cancellations in the past week, NBC has given series orders to several shows. Dick Wolf‘s new drama “Chicago Justice” got an official pick up on Thursday.

The network also gave series orders to two new comedies. “Powerless,” set in the DC Comics universe and starring Vanessa Hudgens, and “Trial & Error,” starring John Lithgow and Nicholas D’Agosto. NBC also ordered a new dramady from Dan Fogelman called “This Is Us” starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia.