Freeform TV series “Dead Of Summer” is no more.
The summer camp horror drama has been canceled. There will be no Season 2 of “Dead Of Summer.”
Set in 1989, “Dead Of Summer” told the story of seven camp counselors who arrive at an idyllic, Midwestern summer camp. Camp Stillwater seems like a wonderful place on the surface, but several horrific events start taking place as Season 1 progresses. Almost everyone dies and a dramatic twist reveals an unlikely villain.
The freshman series was created by “Once Upon A Time” executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. Despite garnering some social media buzz, “Dead Of Summer” didn’t get good ratings. The series premiere managed to only get 628,000 viewers and a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic. According to TVLine, the show averaged only 500,000 viewers and a 0.2 demo rating every week.
Even though it was placed right after “Pretty Little Liars” Season 7, “Dead Of Summer” Season 1 lost more than half of the show’s audience.
Horowitz and Kitsis had already set plans for seasons 2 and 3 of the horror series. In Season 2, “Dead Of Summer” would be set in 1970 in Camp Stillwater when Deb (Elizbeth Mitchell) was a Camp Counselor. Throughout Season 1, the producers dropped clues about Deb’s involvement in a satanic cult in the camp.
Deb had a satanic mask even though she wasn’t a part of the cult to resurrect a demon named Malphas in Season 1. Moreover, the Camp Director suddenly remembered that similar things happened in Camp Stillwater in 1970 after she witnessed an eclipse in 1989.
Furthermore, if there was a Season 3, the producers would set it in 2004 when one of the camp counselors in 1989 (most likely Jessie) would become the camp’s director.
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