It’s almost been a year since the debut of the supernatural thriller, and now the fans are eagerly waiting to watch The Rook Season 2. However, it seems like the fans’ wish to watch the second season will never get fulfilled. The blend of supernatural and spy thriller quite impressed the fans, and they would undoubtedly love to see more of it. Will the viewers ever going to see the second installment? Keep reading to find out.
The Rook is an American spy thriller TV series. It is the remake of the novel of the same name by Daniel O’Malley. Stephenie Meyer adapted the book to turn it into a miniseries and ordered a show for Starz in 2017. The series made its debut on June 20, 2019, in the US and on July 1, 2019, in the UK. The fans liked the plot of the show. However, it failed to impress the critics and received a mixed or positive response from them.
The Rook Season 2: Renewed Or Canceled?
There is a bad piece of news for the fans. Starz officially canceled the second installment of the show in March 2020. The fans who want the second season showed their sadness through social media and requested the creators to let them see more of their favorite characters. One of the show’s lead actress, Olivia Munn, shared her feelings about the cancellation of the show. In a recent interview, she said, “I was shocked. I love this kind of program, when you’re trying to resolve and figure it out, especially binge-watching it and putting it together. It was already starting to make some sense by the time it came around, but there were definitely moments, motives, or reasons that I wasn’t expecting, for sure.”
Reasons Behind The Cancellation!
Before renewing any show, the network analyzes its viewership and critical reception. And the inaugural season of the series was quite average in both of them. The debut installment only managed to get 225,000 viewers. These figures are suitable for Starz but not good enough to renew it. The first season averaged a 0.04 rating on a demographic scale that ranges from 18 to 49, which is quite low. Therefore, the creators decided to drop The Rook Season 2. However, the fans and the stars think differently, and according to them, the following season will perform better because the things creators showed the fans in the first season, will make sense now.
The Rook Season 2: Release Date
As we mentioned above, the show is officially canceled by the creators. Therefore at this point, we have no release date for it. However, if the creators decided to bring the series back, the fans might see it after two years from its renewal. If The Rook Season 2 renewed this year, the fans could expect to premiere on Starz in late 2022.