The Blacklist‘s spinoff Redemption came in with a roar and will, sadly, go out with a whimper.
NBC dropped the axe on the crime procedural on Friday (May 11), only hours after picking up its parent series The Blacklist for 22 more episodes to air next season (via Deadline).
Redemption had plenty of hype leading up to its season premiere in February, but its average of 6 million viewers fell below The Blacklist‘s (admittedly slipping) 9 million over the same period.
Ryan Eggold crossed over from the main series as FBI agent Elizabeth Keen’s (Megan Boone) husband Tom, himself a skilled intelligence operative.
The good news for Eggold is that he’ll now be returning to The Blacklist as a series regular for its upcoming fifth season.
The premise of Redemption reunited Tom with his mum Scottie Hargrave (Famke Janssen), and together they carried out private security missions for her firm Halcyon Aegis.
Beyond featuring Tom in the lead role, the spinoff also tried to connect with its parent show by bringing over The Blacklist‘s Edi Gathegi as the calculating mercenary Matias Solomon and Adrian Martinez as ace hacker Dumont.
Unfortunately, The Blacklist: Redemption joins several shows in getting the axe from NBC ahead of next week’s Upfronts presentation.
Time travel series Timeless and DC Entertainment’s Powerless have both been culled by the Peacock Network over the last few days as well.
On the bright side, the Taken TV series and three of the Chicago procedurals were given new season orders on Wednesday (May 10) by NBC.
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