Period drama series Pan Am just got the Qantas treatment -grounded by the ABC (US).
The first series will wrap with 14 produced episodes, with a future still possible but unclear.
The network will produce only one more episode of the five additional scripts ordered.
“Well, we received THE call, #PanAm is only coming back for one more episode after Christmas,” tweeted cast member Karine Vanasse. “But up to the end, we’ll give it our all !”
The show, which features Australia’s Margot Robbie, is still in contention for next season but will have to make room for GCB.
After launching to promising numbers the drama lost more than 3 million viewers for its second episode, averaging 7.8 million although it did enjoy a later lift.
Reviews found some positives in the show, but it wasn’t without some tubulence.
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Tim Goodman noted that Pan Am seemed to be content with showcasing the glamorous side of being a Pan Am stewardess: “It has neither the exactitude of the times nor the talent of the writers to get at the issues, ala Mad Men, that illuminate the issues of the day.”
The series will air next year on Nine.