Guess those dreams were predicting disaster after all. USA Network has canceled its dreamy supernatural drama Falling Water after two seasons.
Falling Water was a very ambitious, heady enterprise for a USA Network increasingly willing to take risks. In Falling Water three strangers, Burton (David Ajala), Tess (Lizzie Brocheré), and Taka (Will Yun Lee) all discover that they are sharing the same seemingly prophetic dream. Season two upped the ante by revealing that its three main characters had the power to manipulate dreams and must do so to save the world.
That premise, while intriguing, likely kept many potential viewers at arm’s reach from the show. The show averaged only around 450,000 viewers in its first season and even less in its second, making it the networks lowest rated original enterprise.
Falling Water had an exclusive streaming video on demand deal with Amazon, which kept it just profitable enough for USA Network to wring two seasons out of the show. Those two seasons will now spend their days of retirement on Amazon Prime. Falling Water‘s March 10 season two finale (regrettably named “The Art of the Deal”) is now the show’s series finale.
Falling Water was created by Henry Bromell (Rubicon) and Blake Masters (Brotherhood) with The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo joining as executive producer. Bromell and Masters developed the show shortly before Bromell died in 2013 and his name remained on in the credits as producer to honor his memory. Masters served as showrunner for season one with Rémi Aubuchon (24) taking over in season two.