Renew Extinct 2017 TV Series

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Dear BYUtv,

It has just be announced that the BYUtv original scripted sci-fi series, Extinct, will not be renewed for a second season. So basically Extinct is going Extinct. Since the season finale in November, many of us have inquired about a second season of Extinct. More of us are just finding out about it for the first time and watching the episodes on your website. The series was excellent, the cast perfect and the story intriguing. Canceling a beloved show like this is a crime. I take it very personally. I loved the series to the core. So rare is it to find something this captivating with a great story, deep message, surprising twists and brilliant actors: Chad Michael Collins, Victoria Atkin, Yorke Fryer, Jaclyn Hales,  Matthew Bellows, Jack DePew and Jake Stormoen. 

The premise was simple, pure and original: 400 years after the extinction of the human race, a small group of humans are revived by an alien civilization. The aliens claim they want to restore the human species, but the reborn humans uncover new dangers, hidden agendas and powerful secrets that challenge that claim and threaten to annihilate the human race all over again.

What makes everything worse is that you said "We weigh the content and message of the series itself, its resonance with fans, its uniqueness in the TV landscape, and ultimately its ability to live up to our strategic aims as a content source that connects with families." This is a slap in the face to a TV series that has accomplished all of these things and more. Extinct HAS a wonderful message, it DOES have resonance with fans, IT is unique. Point to a show that is anything like it. You can't. Because there isn't one anywhere.

At the very least give us a 2 hour movie to wrap up the story in a satisfying ending. This is beyond disappointing, it's disheartening to have waited this long making fans think there was a chance. There is no need to thank us for loyalty and trust as a viewer when that trust has been betrayed by this terrible decision. We don't want more world-class television. We want Extinct back.

If BYUtv turns a blind eye to this and nothing comes from signing this petition to save the show, as a plan B, I encourage cast and crew alike to join the fans in continuing the story. We can ask for donations. I would be willing to contribute if others can as well. Whatever it takes to continue the story.   

Extinct was more than a bold experiment, it was a beautiful accomplishment that deserves more time. Please sign this petition and pray for season 2. With the man upstairs all things are possible.

Humanity's second chance deserves a second season. Please reverse your decision and renew Extinct now.

Sincerely, 

The Fans 

More information about the series can be found on the official website: https://extinct.tv (you can also watch the entire first season here)

 



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