Just as the SAG strike comes to an end, there’s been some bad news. The Rookie: Feds has been canceled, but could Amazon step in to save it?
The Rookie: Feds was on the bubble for a long time. Throughout the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, it remained in limbo, but it did look like the writing was on the wall. ABC announced that The Rookie‘s spin-off has been canceled after just one season.
Of course, with news of cancellation comes questions of saving the show. It’s unlikely that another broadcast network will pick it up, so it leads to the streaming platforms. Could Amazon save The Rookie: Feds?
Amazon probably won’t save The Rookie: Feds
When TVLine reported the show being canceled, there was nothing about it being shopped around. It could be hard at this point, as it’s been six months since the finale aired. We’ve also had the strike action, which would lead to a lack of momentum behind the show.
On top of that, it’s not clear how well the show performed internationally, and that’s something Amazon will be concerned with. The linear ratings were low but the delayed ratings in the United States were good. However, Amazon is an international streamer, and it will need to see if there is an interest in other parts of the world. This is a little harder to track.
When you look at shows that Amazon, Netflix, and other streamers have saved, they’ve had a strong and vocal international base. Just look at The Expanse and Lucifer. The international bases made it clear to the streamers that they were good shows to grab.
It doesn’t look likely that The Rookie: Feds will be saved. That’s not to say that fans shouldn’t be vocal about it. A lot of the time, it comes down to the fan response to help save a show.
The Rookie: Feds is only available to stream on Hulu.