Bad news, Dead of Summer fans.
According to Deadline, Freeform has decided not to give Dead of Summer a second season, which is a real bummer since we were just getting into the thriller series!
The new show was created by Once Upon A Time showrunners Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, with the help of ABC series’ writer Ian Goldberg, but sadly their hard work wasn’t enough to keep the show afloat and push forward to a second season. Thank goodness you can still see their TV genius at work with new episodes of OUAT every Sunday.
Dead of Summer was a thriller set in the 1980s and was sort of like Pretty Little Liars but for summer camp. It followed a seemingly sweet and normal camp in the Midwest, which had love, friendship and murder! Yes, there was a killer on the loose at camp and the whole show was about trying to stay alive and at the same time figure out who was killing the campers. It sounds great, but clearly wasn’t good enough to make the cut.
Deadline reports that the cancellation came after ratings revealed that the teen-geared show was a moderate performer. It wasn’t, however, the only first season show to be canceled by the network. Guilt, was also cut before reaching its second season.
The good news is that Freeform did pick up Shadowhunters for season 2 and its doing well, so you can still sink your teeth into that mythical series and possibly forget about the fact that you no longer have a camp killer to follow.
With Pretty Little Liars on its way out and barely any new series making a splash for the network, we’re interested to see what comes next for Freeform. Maybe less murder? Just a thought!