Fox Cancels 'Fantasy Island' After Only Two Seasons
| LAST UPDATE 05/11/2023
Say it isn't so! After only two seasons, Fantasy Island has been canceled by Fox. The show, a modern update of the beloved '70s series starring Ricardo Montalban, followed Elena Roarke (played by Roselyn Sánchez), a descendant of Montalban's character, as she runs a resort that makes guests' wildest dreams come true.
The show followed Elena Roarke (played by Roselyn Sánchez), a descendant of Montalban's character, who runs a luxurious resort that makes guests' wildest dreams come true. With its blend of fantasy, adventure, and romance, the series quickly built up a devoted fanbase, who were left crushed by the news of its cancellation. Despite being a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and Fox Entertainment, the show failed to attract the ratings that the network had hoped for, averaging just 2.74 million viewers during its second season. However, despite this setback, Fox praised the show's "fun and escapist creative" and expressed its commitment to working with Sony Pictures Television on future projects.
"We were very pleased with Fantasy Island's fun and escapist creative, which we had hoped would gain strong traction among viewers," Fox said in a statement. "Sony Pictures Television is an important partner of ours, and we look forward to continuing to work with them on Accused, Alert: Missing Persons Unit, [new drama] Doc and the upcoming animated series Universal Basic Guys/Hoagie Bros." The announcement of the show's cancellation was met with disappointment and dismay from fans, who took to social media to express their sadness. "Noooo! I loved this show! Please someone else pick it up!!" tweeted one devastated viewer.
While the cancellation of Fantasy Island has undoubtedly left a hole in many viewers' lives, there are still plenty of exciting shows coming down the pipeline from Fox and Sony Pictures Television. So while we mourn the loss of this much-loved program, let's remember the incredible cast and crew who brought it to life and keep our eyes peeled for the next great TV adventure.