Status: Cancelled
Aired: 2017, One Season Totaling 10 Episodes
Network: BYU TV
Starring: Chad Michael Collins, Victoria Atkin, Jaclyn Hales, Yorke Fryer
Series Website: extinct.tv/

Description: From the creator of Ender’s Game comes a new sci-fi TV series of hope, survival, and second chances. 400 years after the extinction of the human race, a small group of humans are revived by an alien civilization. The aliens claim they want to restore the human species, but the reborn humans uncover new dangers, hidden agendas and powerful secrets that challenge that claim and threaten to annihilate the human race all over again. Extinct.tv

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Why Was It Cancelled? This series was kind of an odd fit for family friendly BYUtv and likely landed there only because of the Orson Scott Card Mormon connection. The network did issue a statement explaining their reasons for the cancellation stating that they do not “make renewal decisions based solely on audience size and the resulting financial impact of those ratings”. Instead, they “weigh the content and message of the series itself, its resonance with fans, its uniqueness in the TV landscape, and ultimately its ability to live up to our strategic aims as a content source that connects with families”. So essentially, the network decided that the show did not register well enough with its audience. There is no word at this point on whether creators Card and Aaron Johnston will try to shop the series around to other venues, but they do have plans for novels that will carry on the story.

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