Talk about an epic failure.
ABC has cancelled its ambitious swords-and-sandals drama Of Kings and Prophets after two disastrously rated episodes, TVLine has learned. Beyond the Tank will take over the show’s Tuesday-at-10/9c timeslot beginning March 22 (aka next week).
In its second outing this week, the Game of Thrones ripoff drew just 2.4 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating, which represented a decline of 27 and 37 percent from its frighteningly low debut. TVLine readers gave the premiere an average “C-” grade.
Originally slated to launch last fall in the Sundays-at-10 time slot (now held by Quantico), Prophets was shelved until midseason after hitting some creative speed bumps which included the recasting of several key roles. The show’s demise mirrors the swift collapse of ABC’s Wicked City, which was axed in November after three episodes.
Of Kings and Prophets’ remaining 8 episodes (which have already been shot) will likely end up on a TBD digital platform.