The USA network has announced that it is not renewing its thriller series ‘Falling Water’ for a third season. The first season of the show was USA’s lowest performing program when it came to linear (live) viewings. But USA felt that the show had the potential to gain a wider audience once the first season was made available to binge. An exclusive deal was made to make Season One available on Amazon. Prior to that, the series’ ratings were boosted by viewings of recorded episodes and streams and the creators had crafted an ambitious mythology which the first season had only scratched the surface of. Unfortunately, the second season remained USA’s lowest linear rated program,and actually lost viewers. On top of that, it got mostly poor reviews. It’s no mystery why this show was axed.
‘Falling Water’ chronicled the story of three strangers who discover that they are all sharing portions of the same dreams. They soon discover that these dreams are tied to the potential end of the world while they also learn to manipulate these dreams and their dreamers. The show starred David Ajala as Burton, Lizzie Brocheré as Tess and Will Yun Lee as Taka plus Kai Lennox, Anna Wood, Zak Orth and Sepideh Moafi. Jodi Long, Brooke Bloom, Melanie Nicholls-King, Neal Huff and Mary McCormack had recurring roles over the two seasons.
The series was created by Henry Bromell (‘Homeland’), who passed away in 2013, and Blake Masters (‘Brotherhood’). To honor Bromwell’s contribution to the show, he was still given credit as creator and executive producer along with Masters, Gale Anne Hurd (‘The Walking Dead’) and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (’28 Weeks Later’). Masters served as the showrunner of the first season, with Rémi Aubuchon (‘Powers’, ‘Falling Skies’) replacing him for the second.
Each season consisted of ten episodes. The first season ran from September to December 2016, while the next aired from January through March of this year. The final episode premiered on March 10, 2018.
Were you a fan of ‘Falling Water’? Are you sad to see it go?