The bubble has burst for Detective Michael Britten: NBC has put Awake to sleep.
Stunning concept, perhaps didn’t get the balance between serialized and procedural right, certainly needed more time to find its way — the peacock has ended Britten’s dream after one season.
We’ll pick the bones out of this one, for sure, but numbers have spoken. Despite an uptick last night, it was too late to change NBC minds.
Not the way to win audience trust. Not the way to allow creativity to flourish. But then we know that. Is anyone surprised? I’m not, but it’s still disappointing, for many reasons, to see this one go.
More news and reaction to come. Don’t forget, there’s still two episodes left.