According to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy has cancelled space drama Vagrant Queen after one season.
Despite amassing a cult audience and having a smaller ratings goal to meet considering the network’s lack of (relative) financial investment, the series came and went with a whisper this spring. Syfy attempted airing the show on Fridays at 10:00 before pulling it and shifting it to Thursdays at 11:00 in hopes of drawing more attention. Instead, it finished its run as Syfy’s lowest rated original scripted series and the network, seemingly inching its way out of scripted, decided to let it go.
The news of Vagrant Queen‘s cancellation means that Syfy’s scripted roster is down to just two shows – Wynonna Earp, whose long-gestating fourth season will finally see the light of day later this summer, and fellow Canadian import Van Helsing. The network has a few shows in the pipeline, among them Alan Tudyk series Resident Alien, Child’s Play take Chucky, George Romero adaptation Day of the Dead, and haunted house realtor drama The Surrealtor, but its investment in live-action original content is tenuous at best right now.
Based on the Vault comic series from Magdalene Vissagio and Jason Smith, with Jem Garrard (You Me Her) developing for television, Vagrant Queen followed Elida Al-Feyr (Adriyan Rae), a child queen turned orphaned outcast, as she scavenges the treacherous corners of the galaxy, always one step ahead of the Republic government out to extinguish her bloodline. Elida is forced to confront her past when old friend Isaac (Tim Rozon) turns up claiming that her mother is still alive.
The now series finale of Vagrant Queen aired Thursday, June 4th on Syfy.