April 14, 2017
It is being reported that WGN America is cancelling Outsiders after two seasons. The news, which comes ahead of the drama's sophomore finale on April 25, is a bit of a surprise considering the series is the cable network's highest-rated scripted original.
According to network boss Peter Kern, the move to end the series was the result of a decision to focus on a more diverse programming strategy aimed at reaching a broader audience. What that means exactly is not yet clear, though it does leave only Underground as WGN America's only remaining original scripted drama.
Outsiders follows a clan that has spent decades living off the grid in rural Kentucky. Following their own rules outside of the law, they will do whatever it takes to defend their way of life on their mountaintop residence in the mysterious and rugged hills of modern-day Appalachia.