|SERIES RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS
Amazon Renews “The Man in the High Castle” for Season 4
Amazon has greenlit drama “The Man in the High Castle” for a fourth season, with the renewal coming more than two months before its third season opener on Friday, Oct. 5.
Debuting on Jan. 15, 2015, the series is based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick. From Wipekedia: In the series’ alternate version of 1962, the Axis powers have won World War II and divided the United States into the Greater Nazi Reich, comprising more than half of eastern part of the continent, and the Japanese Pacific States to the west. These territories are separated by a neutral zone that encompasses the Rocky Mountains. The series follows characters whose destinies intertwine after they come into contact with a series of propaganda films that show a very different history from their own.
“The Man in the High Castle” stars Rufus Sewell, Alexa Davalos, DJ Qualls, Rupert Evans, Stephen Root, Luke Kleintank and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.
USA Network Cancels “Colony” After 3 Seasons
USA Network has opted against a fourth season of drama “Colony.” The season-finale this Wednesday will now serve as the series-ender.
Debuting on Jan. 14, 2016, “Colony” is set in a dystopian near-future Los Angeles where residents live under a regime of military occupation by an organization known as the Transitional Authority. The Authority serves an extraterrestrial group referred to as the “Hosts”, about whom little is known.
The series stars Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies and was created and executive produced by Carlton Cuse (“Lost”). A total of 35 episodes of “Colony” was produced.
Freeform Orders Season 2 of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”
Freeform has greenlit “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” for a second season, with an order for 10 new episodes. Debuting on June 7, 2018, the series follows teenagers Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) who come from different backgrounds and have acquired superpowers after a life-changing event that revolved around the collapse of the Roxxon Gulf Platform. While forming a romantic relationship, they soon realize that their powers work better when they are together, “but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.”
The premiere episode of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is now Freeform’s most-watched series debut in two and a half years, accumulating 4.4 million viewers across all platforms according to the new L+35 ratings this week. The show is also the No. 1 new cable drama of the summer in the network’s key demos (women 18-34 and females 12-34) and was Freeform’s highest-ever debut with male viewers (men 18-49).