NBC Axes 'American Odyssey' After One Season

Odyssey S01E01 Still - H 2015
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Odyssey S01E01 Still - H 2015

American Odyssey will not be back for a second season.

NBC has canceled the international drama, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Star Treat Williams was one of the first to reveal the freshman show's demise in a tweet posted late on Tuesday.


American Odyssey, originally titled simply Odyssey, centered on three families who are torn apart when a stranded female soldier (Pushing Daisies' Anna Friel), a disillusioned corporate attorney (Nurse Jackie's Peter Facinelli) and a disrespected political activist (The Carrie Diaries' Jake Robinson) are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.

Described by many as a broadcast version of Homeland, the series was a non-starter for NBC on Sundays. The critically panned drama, produced by Universal Television, debuted to a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and the numbers have only gone down from there, dropping to an average of a 0.9 rating. The season finale nabbed just a 0.4 rating on June 21.

The project hailed from The Following's Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster, who executive produced alongside Henrik Bastin, Mikkel Bondesen, Kristen Campo, Simon Maxwell, David Waco and Peter Horton, who also directed the pilot. Universal Television produced.