It has been confirmed. FOX will not renew The Passage for season two.
Based on author Justin Cronin’s trilogy of the same name, the show starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, and The 100’s Henry Ian Cusick told the story of Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists experiment with a dangerous virus that could be a cure for all disease but could also wipe out the human race. When a young girl is chosen to be a test subject, a federal agent is tasked with bringing her in but becomes her surrogate father determined to protect her at all costs, even as Project Noah’s work threatens to unleash an unimaginable apocalypse.
The season one finale aired in March and will also have to serve as the series finale. In the episode, Brad (Gosselaar) was bitten by a viral, forcing Amy (Sidney) to inject him with one of the last doses of a medical cure. Meanwhile, after America’s foreign allies turned their backs on the country, jets prepared to drop bombs on what was left of the population. We then get a flash forward at the end of the hour — we see that Amy has become an accomplished viral-hunter who was sure that Brad was alive out there, somewhere.
With the show’s cancellation, fans will never know if Brad and Amy will be reunited amidst the vampire apocalypse.
Cusick took to Twitter to talk about the show’s cancellation, while Gosselaar took to Instagram with a heartfelt message for fans of the show.
Sadly, @thepassage hasn't been picked up for a S2. THANK YOU to this talented bunch #LizHeldens @jason_ensler @MPG @SaniyyaSidney #jamiemcshane @c_chikezie @Brianne_Howey @McKinleyBcubed @echriqui #vincentpiazza @JasonIsaacFuchs for making it such a FUN if somewhat short ride! X pic.twitter.com/RxYYsx83tJ
— Henry Ian Cusick (@hicusick) May 10, 2019
With news of the show’s cancellation, fans have swarmed social media to talk about their disappointment. A petition to save the show has already started to circulate, with the hashtag #SaveThePassage tracking their efforts.
Fans had taken similar action with shows like Lucifer and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which in turn helped the programs get picked up by other networks. Could The Passage find similar luck?
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