After two seasons of angel war insanity, Syfy has officially pulled the plug on the lowish-rated supernatural action saga Dominion.
Deadline reports the network made the decision as the ratings for the show dropped by 45 percent when compared to last year (and last season’s numbers were never that great). The second year of the series averaged a 0.3 in 18-49 (Live+ same day), with 0.9 million viewers. The series took a bit of time to finally find its footing, but fans who stuck around found a Season 2 that embraced the mythology of this future-set angel war, based on the 2010 film Legion.
“Led by Vaun Wilmott, the talented cast, producers, writers and crew of Dominion have done a tremendous job bringing this ambitious, cinematic series to the screen over the past two seasons,” Syfy said in a statement. “We thank them, as well as our producing partners Universal Cable Productions, Bold Films and Film Afrika.”
Had Dominion survived to see a third season, the producers had previously teased next year would see Lucifer as the Big Bad, and some of the action would’ve shifted to a new setting via Helena. Sadly, we’ll never get to see what they were cooking up.
Though fans are likely bummed to see Dominion get the axe, it does clear up some room on the schedule for the myriad new shows currently in development at Syfy (Corporate owner of Blastr -Ed.). Between The Magicians, Hunters, Childhood’s End, The Expanse and returning space-set action shows Dark Matter and Killjoys (which is awesome) — there should hopefully be more than enough fresh sci-fi fun to fill the void.
What’s your take on Dominion’s cancellation? Are you sad to see it go?