After a perfect track record of developing series to pilot and a first season, AMC now has their first canceled series as the cable network announced that Rubicon would not be picked up for a second season. The cancellation comes as no surprise since the series wasn’t exactly raking in the ratings or gaining a lot of talk around the water cooler. The network released a statement saying, “Rubicon gave us an opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story, and we’re proud of the series. This was not an easy decision, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenally talented and dedicated team.”
This is sad for a number of reasons, but mostly because this was a phenomenal slow burning, government agency conspiracy thriller that never found a big enough audiences. Rubicon was essentially the opposite of 24, focusing on all the intelligence work that would allow a field agent like Jack Bauer to do his job. Of course, that’s not the most exciting prospect for a TV series, but every week, more tension and suspense riddled every episode than most network drama series that keep fans salivating today (I’m looking at you CSI). Personally, I’m extremely disappointed with Rubicon’s cancellation, but I guess AMC’s dedication to The Walking Dead will have to suffice.