FOX's vampire-esk series starring former Saved By The Bell star, Mark Paul Gosselaar and new comer Saniyya Sidney has been cancelled. This comes to a bit of a surprise since the show had appeared to have taken off with a great start back when it premiered on January 12th 2019.
It notched a 1.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 5.218 million viewers (Live+same day), building onto its The Resident demo lead-in (1.1/5.522M). But the serialized drama’s ratings then declined, ending the season with new lows in both the demo (0.7) and total viewers (3.122M) in its two-hour March 11 season finale.
Gosselaar, took to social media earlier today to express his himself with a heartfelt post to fans and his co-stars. Check it out:
Written by Heldens, The Passage was an epic, character‐driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race. The series focused on a 10‐year‐old girl named Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney), who was chosen to be a test subject for this experiment and Brad Wolgast (Gosselaar), the federal agent who became her surrogate father as he tried to protect her.
The series was based on author Justin Cronin's trilogy of the same name.