NBC’s Reverie Cancelled
The VR drama that aired on NBC during the summer will not return for another time. Reverie which starred Sarah Shahi was cancelled by the network following the low ratings that season 1 was met with. The virtual reality thriller premiered in May and continued to stay on television all through August. But the ratings were lower than they are during the Nielsen season. And unfortunately, NBC can not continue with the show.
Why Did Reverie Get Cancelled?
Reverie created the show, while Universal Television and Amblin TV produced it. The show was a front-runner to go to series after starring Sarah Shahi who by the way was the most sought-after actresses during Pilot Season 2017. Even after the initial buzz died down, NBC continued the show for the summer.
Reverie is a thriller drama that revolves around former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who is brought in to save ordinary people using a highly advanced VR. Between late May and early August, almost 10 episodes were aired. But after three days of delayed viewing, it grabbed only a 0.6 rating and a total of 2.85 million viewers. This rating was determined at the end of May. For the rest of the freshman episode run, Reverie remained in the 2 million and 0.4 range.
Apart from Sarah Shahi, the cancelled show had a supporting cast that included Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jessica Lu and Kathryn Morris. The creator Mickey Fisher is accompanied by Jaume Collet-Serra who directed the plot. Justin Falvey and Daryl Frank of Amblin TV executive produced the NBC show which got cancelled right after the first season.
Well, if we look at it, this is not the first show that NBC has cancelled this year. If we take a look at the new pickups in 2017-2018, only three out of eight dramas and comedies are returning for season 2. So, NBC is definitely doing some thinking.