One of the most fantastic things approximately the brand new generation of television series is that there are such a lot of excellent new shows that come out. “Zoo” first aired on June 30, 2015, and ran for 39 episodes in 3 seasons before the show was suddenly canceled on October 23, 2017, just a month after the final episode aired.
CBS’s American drama television series Zoo is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, the previous also serving as an executive producer for the series, which stars James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder and Billy Burke as a group of assorted experts who investigates the mysterious pandemic of violent animal attacks upon people all around the world.
The first episode which aired 30 June 2015 had around 8.1 million viewers, although that dropped to 4.8 million viewers by the season finale.
Those ratings slumped further in the second season, which opened with 5.1 million viewers and ended with 4.2 million viewers. The season average dropped from 6.40 to 4.40 million viewers and an average rating of 0.74 in the key demographic.
As the original core viewers dropped away, the downward trend continued throughout the third season, which opened with just under 3 million viewers and closed with 2.8 million viewers.
Rumors have twisted ever since the cancellation that Netflix might pick up “Zoo” for a fourth season. The video streaming service is always hungry for content, and shows like “Zoo” with a built-in audience can be attractive for the network, which has revived a few dead series in the past.
Netflix already the exclusive video-on-demand rights for the series, and the fact that the third season ended in a cliffhanger seemed to some people to create a natural entry point for a renewal.
Netflix didn’t have any money to continue for a fourth season. Source said that no official announcement from Netflix .
The alternative huge difficulty blocking a resurrection of “Zoo” is that essential cast members have already moved on. James Wolk is starring in CBS’ new mystery “tell Me A story”, which became currently renewed for a 2nd season. Alyssa Diaz is playing the female lead on ABC’s “The Rookie”, at the same time as Billy Burke is pursuing a movie career.
On October 23, 2017, CBS confirmed that ZOO was canceled after three seasons.