TV is a competitive game, and sometimes even the most well-done series simply don't have the right numbers or timing to last more than a single season on the air. Unfortunately, Quarry is one such series, and it has officially gotten the axe from Cinemax after one season of 8 episodes. Sadly, the Cinemax cancellation isn't even the only bad news for viewers who were already hooked on the action. Quarry won't be rescued from cancellation by another network.
Creator and executive producer Michael D. Fuller broke the hard news on his website, revealing that the team behind the scenes at Quarry has already tried to find another home on the small screen after Cinemax made the decision to cancel. According to Fuller, Quarry fell victim to rebranding at Cinemax and "a regime change" at HBO, and it seems that no other network or streaming service was willing to foot the bill for a second season. Despite solid ratings and good responses from critics, the definitive end seems to have come for Quarry.
Well, at least we don't have to spend months crossing our fingers and hoping that the show finds a new home elsewhere. The double bad news of the cancellation and the failure to attract a new outlet rips the bandage right off the open wounds. Does it hurt now? Absolutely. But maybe it will help us heal faster, if we're being optimistic.
Luckily for any who are dying to know what would have happened next for the Quarry characters, Michael Fuller has revealed the details. He and his team actually wrote an entire Season 2 of six full episodes before finding out that Cinemax was not ordering a renewal, and he hasn't shied away from explaining where the story would have gone.
The second season was going to be set in 1973, with Mac all the way in The Broker's network. Mac and Arthur's comrade-in-arms Hall Prewitt would have arrived with a whole lot of trouble. Buddy would have made a big move to seize his independence and individuality. All the character action would be going on while the political climate approached the Watergate scandal that, of course, would ultimately end with the resignation of President Nixon.
The show was based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, so fans can always retreat to the books for more stories. Quarry naturally took some liberties with the adaptation from page to screen, but reading the books might at least help those of us who are going cold turkey.
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