The finale opened up a world of interesting possibilities, but it was perhaps too late as FOX has canceled Alcatraz.
The time-travel series got off to a decent midseason start in the ratings game, but the solid premiere numbers kept dropping. The series has now been imprisoned by the network who opted to pick up fellow seriables Fringe and Touch instead.
It was long speculated that FOX would either go for one of the two Bad Robot stories on their books, in the end it looks like Fringe had more going for it.
Regrettably, this means that another network seriable drama ends unresolved on a cliffhanger. Will another network come in to save Rebecca and the 63’ers? Netflix perhaps? According to EW, it’s “unlikely” the show will be shopped elsewhere.
We’ll of course keep you updated on Alcatraz in the days, weeks, and months ahead.