The Librarians

After four seasons, the Library is closed. TNT has cancelled its series ‘The Librarians’.  The series was developed by John Waters and starred Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Harlan Kim and John Laroquette with Noah Wyle in a recurring role.  The series was a spinoff of ‘The Librarian’ film series on which Wyle starred as Flynn Carsen a librarian (obviously) who must help protect ancient mystic artifacts.  The TV series picked up from the films, with a new team entrusted with protecting these artifacts and battling supernatural forces.  ‘The Librarians’ originally featured full season storylines, which pit the team against a Big Bad.  For the fourth season, the format shifted to stand-alone episodes.

Showrunner Dean Devlin broke the news via Twitter, but offered a glimmer of hope, saying that he hoped to shop the show around to another network or outlet:

Wyle recently signed on to star on CBS’ new drama ‘Red Line’, produced by Greg Berlanti and Ava DuVernay, but it’s unclear if that was a factor.  Perhaps a bigger factor is that TBS and TNT gained a new president Kevin Reilly, who proceeded to cancel existing shows ‘Major Crimes’, ‘Murder in the First’, and ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ in favor of more expensive fare.  Another veteran series, ‘The Last Ship’ is also expected to end after the upcoming fifth season.  Under Reilly’s tenure, new TNT series have premiered, including ‘Animal Kingdom’, ‘Claws’, ‘Good Behavior’, ‘The Alienist’ and the network has ‘One Day She’ll Darken’, ‘Snowpiercer’ and ‘Deadlier Than the Male’ in the pipeline.  TNT previously had two other ambitious projects in the works ‘Titans’ based on the DC Comics team, which has now shifted over to Warner Brothers’ upcoming streaming service and ‘Tales From the Crypt’.  The latter’s cancellation came after TNT had already ordered a full season.

If you want to help save ‘The Librarians’, Devlin also posted a poll to see if fans would support the series on a streaming service:

UPDATE (June 6, 2018): Devlin updated the status of the show and stated he was unable to find a new home for ‘The Librarians.’ The series will officially end after this season.

Are you a fan of ‘The Librarians’?  Are you sad to see it go?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter