No Season 2 for the new drama.
July 8, 2016
It is being reported that Syfy has cancelled Hunters after its first season. The freshman drama, which is adapted from best-selling novel Alien Hunter, premiered in April for a 13-episode run but failed to find much of an audience over the course of its run.
The show's final episode airs this Monday.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
Bubs point was that a book is not a tv show, because you described the book not the show, and you respond "Your rant fails...surprise, everyone gets that TV is a different medium to the written word." Everyone... except the person who decided to post a plot summary of a book in a tv show discussion.
But it is not about quality but ability to bring in money to the company using resources to make and distribute the product.
Your rant fails. Except for the part about "bestseller". The rest is nonsense of the "I think I'm smarter than most" type. I could give you in-depth analyses of some of the many book-to-TV series that are considered successful but suffice it to say that, surprise, everyone gets that TV is a different medium to the written word. Sometimes a person prefers the book, sometimes the TV adaptation, sometimes they like both.
In the beginning of the show they introduce the aliens as these creatures that have figured out a way to almost perfectly mimic human beings to such an exact detail that during autopsy they actually have to remove a complete layer of human skin and musculature to get to the alien bits. I remember Carroll asking one of the guys asking if there was a way to tell them apart from humans and Jackson says "they're working on finding a way".
But then like one or two episodes later they dump that entire premise out the window when a) EVERY time one of the hunters gets shot or stabbed they bleed reddish silver all over the place (so obviously a simple blood test is your answer) and b) apparently if hunters don't use more moisturizer than a stripper with psoriasis in the desert they start molting all over the place. So that's not exactly hard to miss.
I could go on and on but I won't. The simple matter is that this could have been a great show. The guys at Syfy have been picking winners on a regular basis recently, but unfortunately, this one just fell flat. It's a shame too because the cast was pretty fantastic.
Actually, considering the quality cast, that makes me think they didn't know the show was going to get rewritten into the garbage that it ended up being either. Something makes me think there was something going on behind the scenes that caused a shake-up with the writing/development/production staff early into the process.
If the show had been about aliens, then most of the screen time would have been focused on aliens. The main person in the story is Carroll. In the book he's the hunter - the Alien Hunter. The rest of the team are the other hunters. Why the TV series has the aliens as a species called "hunters" is beyond me.
Anyway Here's a synopsis of the book:
"A blend between detective fiction and science fiction, Alien Hunter concerns a top-secret team within the government whose job is to track down dangerous alien criminals and prevent them from inflicting further harm upon the human race. The protagonist and chief alien hunter in the story, a brilliant police detective named Flynn Carroll, has good reasons for doing what he does: his beautiful young wife was taken by aliens. Her disappearance occurred in the dead of night, the perpetrator so stealthy as to be almost ghost-like.
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