The Canadian sci-fi series Bitten faces the end of the road on Syfy and on Space in Canada in 2016.
Canadian broadcaster Space has opted to wrap up the drama with its third and final season, while Syfy will not pick up the drama for a fourth season.
“With the incomparable Laura Vandervoort at the helm, Bitten was a ferocious drama from the get-go and we are so proud to have seen it make its mark in the television landscape from its home on Space,” said Tracey Pearce, senior vp specialty and pay at Space-parent Bell Media.
“Along with the many devoted fans, we cannot wait to see what happens with Elena and the rest of The Pack as the Bitten saga finally culminates in Season 3,” she added. Space will debut the final season of Bitten on Feb. 12, 2016, in a new Friday night slot. Syfy has not yet set a debut date for season three.
The NBCUniversal-owned Syfy also confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the supernatural thriller that has Vandervoort playing Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence, will also not return as an acquisition for a fourth season stateside.
Bitten follows Elena as she attempts to escape a world she never wanted to be part of (as well as the man who turned her into a werewolf), abandoning her pack and taking refuge in a new city, where she works as a photographer and hides her werewolf existence from her boyfriend.
When bodies begin turning up in her pack’s backyard, she finds herself back at Stonehaven, the werewolves’ ancestral domain, where she will stop at nothing to defend her pack. Bitten co-stars Greg Bryk, Greyston Holt and Michael Xavier, and is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment and Entertainment One, in association with Space and Bell Media.
For Syfy, the news comes as the cable network has doubled down on high-end original scripted programming, with much of it produced by sibling studio Universal Cable Productions. The cabler this month will debut Childhood’s End and The Expanse, while also running a commercial-free preview of The Magicians a month before its debut. The move is all part of a larger effort to bring more traditional sci-fi fare back to Syfy.