It hasn’t been a good season for J.J. Abrams and his production company, Bad Robot. While Person of Interest got renewed fairly early on… the other Bad Robot series haven’t been so lucky. Almost Human was the first to get the ax but now Believe and Revolution have both officially been cancelled.
Rumor has it that Fox didn’t want Gotham to have to compete with Almost Human on its own network. This only makes sense to me from a budgeting stand point, but either way, I’m disappointed. I really enjoyed Almost Human and am sad to see yet another cool sci-fi series get cancelled. Remember Fringe?
Revolution, which will have two seasons, followed a future where all power across the globe was lost. Meanwhile, Believe got just one season and followed the relationship between a “young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power”, per IMDB. Additionally, the 2014-2015 season will be the first since 2009 that Bad Robot wasn’t launching a new series.
Of course, with Star Trek and now Star Wars, Bad Robot isn’t hurting too much overall.
In other related new, it looks like Roberto Orci is the first choice to direct the currently untitled and unwritten Star Trek 3. With Abrams focusing on Star Wars and Alex Kurtzman no longer working with Ocri on any motion picture projects, Ocri might be going this one alone.