WGN America has cancelled Outsiders after two seasons, having decided not to continue the drama into Season 3.
The decision comes ahead of the show’s April 25 Season 2 finale, which will now serve as the series ender.
In a statement, Peter Kern, president of WGNA parent Tribune Media, said the decision to axe Outsiders was taken to “free up resources”:
After three years of investing in marquee, brand-defining dramas, WGN America has successfully expanded its audience, its reach, and its presence in the minds of viewers. In our next phase, we intend to expand our original and unique content to continue growing our relevance and appeal to the widest possible audience. To achieve this, we will be reallocating our resources to a more diverse programming strategy and to new structures, enabling us to expand both the quantity and breadth of content aired by WGN America. This move is designed to deliver even more value to our advertising and distribution partners. To free up the resources to reach this goal, we will unfortunately not be renewing Outsiders. We are grateful to our production partners at Sony Pictures Television and the terrifically talented people who made the show possible.
Per Deadline, Outsiders Season 3 will be shopped to other outlets, though a revival seems unlikely.