When will a second season of The Whispers be out? We are waiting for the premiere date on ABC in 2016. What about the new episodes early start?
The script of the pilot episode of the new ABC television series The Whispers was bought from Steven Spielberg and Amblin Television company at the end of 2013. In two months the shootings started and Mark Romanek was invited to the team as a director. After the casting Lily Rabe, known by American Horror Story show, got the main role.
Initially, the shootings took place in Los-Angeles, but after the complete season ordering, ABC Studios had to remove the production of the remaining episodes to Vancouver, which some actors didn’t like. The show premiered on June 1, 2015 and it was watched by 5.66 million Americans. The reviews were very different, but the positive ones prevailed.
Successful start gave reasons for the discussions on project future and there were rumors that the rights holders were ready to announce about the renewal of the show for Season 2. The matter is that the agreements with the main actors ended on June 30, that’s why the rapid decision concerning the show renewal would be quite reasonable. Unfortunately, after the fifth episode the rating of the show fell to 0.8 and ABC decided to wait a little with the show future and to give time for the contractual agreements with the main actors to expire.
The Whispers season 2 premiere – [cancelled] (UPDATE 2)
It is known for sure that Lily Rabe will come back only in a few episodes, in case the show is renewed. Now experts have some doubts concerning the renewal of the show in 2016, but the verdict should be made by ABC. We are following news and as soon as the final decision is made – it will be published here.
UPDATE 1 (October 16, 2015): Milo Ventimiglia posted on Twitter that a second season was not happening.
UPDATE 2 (October 22, 2015): It’s officially! ABC has cancelled The Whispers after one low-rated season.