Fox is pulling the plug on Gang Related.
The network has cancelled the Terry O’Quinn fronted series after airing one 13 episode season of the drama this past Summer, TVWise has confirmed.
Gang Related follows a gang member who is sent to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rises through its ranks. He soon learns that he must balance his obligations to his crime family with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new “family” — the SFPD’s Gang Task Force.
The drama series was created by Chris Morgan, produced by 20th Century Fox Television & Imagine TV and, in addition to Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn, starred Ramon Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Inbar Lavi, Jay Hernandez, RZA, Cliff Curtis and Shantel VanSanten.
Originally slated for a midseason premiere, Fox’s scheduling issues last season ensured that the network only had a summer slot available for the show. The summer berth was not conducive to the serialised nature of Gang Related, which premiered to a soft 2.93 million viewers and a 0.9 A18-49 demo in May, before wrapping its run last month with 2.36 million viewers and a 0.7 A18-49 rating.
As first reported by Deadline, shortly after the show wrapped its run in mid-August, Fox considered brining back Gang Related for a second season. The reasoning being that Gang Related had attained a small but dedicated base of viewers in the typically lower rated summer months and that, as publicly stated, Fox are keen to program year round.
To that end, 20th Century Fox Television extended the options on the cast while renewal talks progressed between the studio and the network. It quickly became clear that between Fox’s 2013-2014 Fall and Midseason schedules, the only space for a second season of Gang Related would be Summer 2015. Given that, Fox decided to cancel the drama as it was deemed to be “too serialised” for Summer.