‘Low Winter Sun’ Cancelled by AMC

Low Winter Sun Canceled AMC

Low Winter Sun” has been cancelled by AMC after one season, the network confirmed to Variety.

Drama, which debuted on the cabler in August, failed to attract a substantial audience, even though AMC phenomenon “Breaking Bad” served as its lead-in on Sunday nights.

Detroit-set crime drama is based on a British miniseries and centered on homicide detectives who kill a dirty cop. The show opened to 2.5 million viewers (3.3 million with L+7), but quickly began sliding, drawing well under 1 million viewers by the end of its run in October.

“Low Winter Sun” was produced by Endemol and developed by Chris Mundy. Mark Strong and Lennie James starred in the program.

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  1. Rena Moretti says:

    Bad writing, bad directing and bad cinematography all aimed at producing a fake-edgy show had a lot to do with its lack of success.

    I’m endlessly amazed as to why Hollywood keeps producing fake-edgy duds and then makes more (same with remakes of foreign shows).

  2. Carl R White says:


    The slow burn of a drama that does not have a beat you can dance to just does not stand a chance anymore in our ADD society. Too bad, it felt real and I loved the show.

    • veronica says:

      Carl, I’m in agreement with you. Perhaps the British version is available. It’d be interesting to hear the same principals speaking in their native British accents.

  3. Rena Moretti says:

    It’s a minor miracle: a low-rated, poorly-made show actually getting canceled without running the now obligatory two low-rated seasons…

  4. Too bad. Writing was believable but pacing annoyingly lethargic. Fix that & they’d have a hit.

  5. Milly says:

    Too bad. Good show.

  6. John says:

    The story never moved on, it was to boring and no action. It was one dimensional character development did not help. I know that Detroit need the money but as a backdrop of the crime and boring it was very dark and depressing.

  7. Barbara Hopson says:

    I watched it at first, with high hopes — mainly because of Mark Strong. But it’s not a series
    where you can miss an episode and rejoin the story. If you didn’t learn from the first episode
    that Strong and James had killed a dirty fellow cop, you were lost. Even when you did know,
    the story didn’t have much of a grip on audience emotions. Introducing Strong’s girlfriend midway was
    a distraction that didn’t add much to the story. The series, in general, didn’t seem to know
    where it was headed.

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