Primeval: New World and its dinosaurs are extinct: Space has cancelled the Canadian sci-fi series after one season.
“Unfortunately, the audience growth throughout the first season was not as strong as hoped, even after a schedule move in January from Monday to Tuesday nights to provide the benefit of a lead-in from established series Face Off,” Scott Henderson, vice-president of communications for Bell Media, said in a release Thursday. “The series has also seen an almost weekly decline in ratings since its premiere. We remain incredibly proud of this series and extend our sincere thanks to Omnifilm Entertainment for Season 1.”
Debuting last October, New World was the first spinoff of the original British series, which ran from 2007 to 2011 on ITV.
Shot in Vancouver, New World focused on the dinosaurs and other beasties from the past and future that visit North America via space-time doorways referred to as anomalies. Nial Matter appeared as Evan Cross, a software inventor who created a special group to investigate the anomalies and the creatures who came through them.
New World also starred Sara Canning, Danny Rahim, Crystal Lowe, Miranda Frigon and Geoff Gustafson. The Season 1 finale aired Tuesday on Space.