Well, it’s finally happened. Rubicon has become the first AMC original series to ever get cancelled and it couldn’t even make it past its first season. Here’s AMC’s official statement:
"Rubicon gave us an opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story and we're very proud of the series. This was not an easy decision, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenally talented and dedicated team."
The conspiracy drama first aired on August 1 and debuted as the highest rated original series premiere on AMC ever (until The Walking Dead obliterated that number), but the show couldn’t hold onto its audience and ratings have been in decline ever since.
I have to admit I never really got into Rubicon. I have all the episodes DVR’ed but never got around to watching them. I loved James Badge Dale in The Pacific so I was curious to see how he did as the lead on his own show. Maybe some of you can answer that for me.
Still, the news is pretty big since Rubicon becomes AMC’s first original series casualty. They’ve been on an impressive run with Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and now The Walking Dead. It’s no secret that AMC has started to become regarded as the “HBO” of basic cable. But even the great ones have a few dips here and there. I’m sure AMC has probably got a bunch of exciting shows lined up to slug it out over Rubicon’s now open time slot.