AMC network announced this past Thursday that the critically lauded-but-low-rated conspiracy thriller Rubicon will not be renewed for a second season.
This is sad news for some fans. The brain-games and mind-bending episode featurettes were actually quite fun! For others, they didn’t understand just how the odd-ball show lasted so long in the first place. Ultimately, the show averaged a meager 1.26 million viewers over its 13-episode run.
“Rubicon gave us an opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story, and we’re proud of the series,” AMC said in a statement. “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.”
Rubicon was AMC’s third original series following the Emmy-winning successes of Mad Men and Breaking Bad, which have been renewed for fifth and fourth seasons, respectively.
“I just don’t believe in wrapping it up that simply,” executive producer Henry Bromell says of the open-ended finale. “It’s not interesting drama. It’s a little more conventional, a little easier. … The truth is, that it’s not that easy to stop the bad guys.”
Are you sad that Rubicon won’t be back? Did the ending seem ‘unfinished’?