There used to be this serial called The River (2012) where the storyline was of a family (mother and son) searching for their father or husband in the Amazon with a series of suspense and new discoveries. It was going really good but then suddenly they stopped shooting further seasons. Does anyone have an update on this?

  • I corrected the name in the title, there is another series called just "River" imdb.com/title/tt4258440
    – Luciano
    May 29, 2019 at 8:55
  • @Luciano oops I missed to fix the title, I need to read the synopsis of three shows with giver name to even get the answer.
    – Ankit Sharma
    May 29, 2019 at 9:16

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As per Deadline it was due to ratings:

The River never got traction on ABC, finishing its midseason run with a 1.4 18-49 rating for its finale Tuesday.

Also from TV Series Finale

The TV series had an okay premiere, registering a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.35 million viewers. Unfortunately later episodes didn’t do nearly as well and towards the end of its short season it went as low as a 1.3 in the demo with 4.09 million.

On our ABC Ratings Report Card, which measures the relative success of shows on the network, The River has a “D” grade and is one of the lowest-rated shows on ABC this season. It’s no surprise that the network has cancelled it.

While you won’t see a second season ABC, there’s still a glimmer of hope that Netflix could pick it up. The movie rental/streaming service had preliminary discussions with ABC Studios about possibly picking up the show if ABC ended up canning it.

But it's been so long and no news from Netflix either about renewal.

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