We’ll never know if The Passage‘s Amy and Brad reunited in the wake of the vampire apocalypse: Fox has cancelled the sci-fi series, TVLine has confirmed.
That means there will be no Season 2 for the adaptation of Justin Cronin’s novel trilogy, which followed a young girl (played by Saniyya Sidney) and the former FBI agent taking care of her (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) as a virus that turned its victims into bloodsuckers spread and became a global pandemic.
The Season 1 finale aired in March and now will serve as a series finale. In the episode, Gosselaar’s Brad was bit by a viral (aka vampire), causing Amy (Sidney) to inject him with one of the last doses of a medical cure. But to do so, she had to kill those who opposed the move; in shame, she left him a note and took off before he regained consciousness. Meanwhile, after America’s foreign allies turned their backs on the besieged nation, jets prepared to drop bombs on what was left of the populace. An extreme flash forward —roughly 100 years! — at the end of the hour showed viewers that Amy had become an accomplished viral-hunter who was sure that Brad was alive out there, somewhere.
Soon after the cancellation, Gosselaar and Sidney posted about the cancellation on Instagram:
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Hello, friends. Unfortunately, I have some sad news. We just found out that The Passage won’t be coming back for another season. I can’t begin to tell you what a joy it was to work on this show. I was so lucky to work with hundreds of talented crew members and alongside a world class cast. I am truly saddened that we won’t be able to bring you the rest of this story, but we are so grateful that you took this journey with us. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I can’t wait for our paths to cross again.
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In life, some news isn’t easy to hear. But it’s always important to end each chapter on the highest note. It’s the best way to begin the new. So in saying good bye to “The Passage,” I wish to thank FOX & Scott Free Productions for your steadfast support of me the second I walked through the door. To our wonderful creator Liz Heldens for watching over me & entrusting me in this incredible role. Our dynamic directors Jason Ensler & Marcos Siega for giving me room to play. Our incredible cast & crew for making every day one to be proud of. To the extraordinary Justin Cronin, my deepest gratitude for writing the magnificent Amy. She will always have my heart & is one of my greatest blessings. A piece of her will live in every character I play. To our incredible fans, your kind words & love made this experience one that I will cherish forever. To my family for being my rock, teaching me the value of a strong work ethic & the importance of passionately pursuing my dreams. To my wonderful team for their infinite belief in me & protective guidance. We have some awesome things in the works!!! I hope you all will follow me on the next steps of my career. And to my beloved Mark Paul Gosselaar, you will always be “The Agent.” ❤️🧛🏻♀️⭐️ #thepassage #amybellafonte
The series debuted in January to 5.2 million viewers and a 1.3 demo rating, but then slipped almost every week; its 10-episode run wrapped in March with season lows.