‘Low Winter Sun’ Star Claims AMC Drama “Wasn’t A Good Show”
It’s been no secret that AMC’s promising, if overly gritty drama ‘Low Winter Sun‘ failed to meet expectations as a spiritual successor to the dark drama of ‘Breaking Bad,’ but even with its season 2 fate in limbo, it seems series star James Ransone isn’t waiting to put the show on blast for failing to live up to expectations.
“It wasn’t a good show,” Ransone told The Wrap, admittedly shielded from the fallout of his words by the fact that his rising mobster character Damon Callis was – spoiler alert – killed off in the final episode of the inaugural season. “I had higher expectations going in. They can’t all be winners…If it doesn’t get canceled, I’ll be goddamn shocked. The ratings were terrible.”
AMC has yet to make an official declaration on the fate of the Mark Strong-led crime drama, whose premiere drew a modest 2.5 million viewers, but dwindled to the hundreds of thousands by the finale. It was seen as an especially bad sign when AMC announced spinoffs for both ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Breaking Bad,’ even extending the run of ‘Mad Men‘ for an additional year, while ‘The Killing‘ faced cancellation once more and ‘Hell on Wheels‘ remains in limbo.
Adapted from a 2006 UK miniseries (also featuring Mark Strong) and written and executive produced by Chris Mundy (‘Criminal Minds’), the AMC drama presented a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption that started with the murder of a cop by Detroit detective Frank Agnew. The series also stars Lennie James (‘The Walking Dead’), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (‘Castle‘), Sprague Grayden (’24′) and Athena Karkanis (‘The Transporter’).
What say you? Do you agree with Ransone’s words about ‘Low Winter Sun’ facing imminent cancellation, or should the series be given another chance in season 2?