Per a tweet from executive producer/star James Tupper, Syfy apocalyptic drama Aftermath has been cancelled after one season
— James Tupper (@MrJamesTupper) January 12, 2017
— Aftermath (@AftermathTV) January 12, 2017
Aftermath was part of a fairly busy fall for Syfy, which brought the new season of Z Nation in addition to premiering Channel Zero, Incorporated, and Van Helsing. Though the show was putting up similar numbers to Van Helsing (and better numbers than the likes of expensive 12 Monkeys) despite not having an original scripted lead-in for the majority of its run, Aftermath ends up as the only Syfy fall cancellation thus far, with Incorporated‘s fate still up in the air. The network has been fairly judicious with their cancellations this year, as Aftermath joins alien terrorist allegory Hunters as the only two Syfy series from 2016 to not make it to 2017.
From Glenn Davis and William Laurin (1-800-Missing), Aftermath told the story of the Copeland family as they dealt with the end of the world. The fivesome dealt with everything from volcanoes to banshees, sea goblins to portals to other dimensions in their search for answers about the apocalypse, but what cut their journey short was the ultimate obstacle for any moderately-rated show – the network executioner.
In addition to Tupper, Aftermath starred Anne Heche (Hung), Julia Sarah Stone (Surfacing), Taylor Hickson (Deadpool), and Levi Meaden (The Killing).
The series finale of Aftermath aired Tuesday, December 20th.
Will you miss Aftermath? Are you surprised Syfy didn’t give the show another season? Do you think the Copelands would have been able to save Karen in the end?