Although ABC has yet to officially pass on a second season of Marvel Television's Inhumans, some recent indicators - including words from ABC President Channing Dungey - have cast a dark shadow on the show's chances at a future.
Over the weekend, SpoilerTV noted that the show had been removed from ABC's press site (which Newsarama has confirmed remains the case as of publication). That came on the heels of Dungey's comments at a recent industry event admitting disappointment with the show.
"It didn’t perform for us at the level that we would have wanted,” Dungey said of Inhumans (as reported by Deadline). “We haven’t made any official decisions yet but I will say the numbers were less exciting for us as we hoped they would be.”
Official word on Inhumans' status could be months away - the last ABC/Marvel show cancelled, Agent Carter, didn't happen until May of that year.
But for some Inhumans fans, these actions have triggered a call-to-arms and a Change.org petition to keep the show on air - but replace its showrunner, Scott Buck.
"So, in a gist, all I'm saying is we deserve a proper Inhumans show, which the first season was definitely not," said anonymous petitioner. "Even Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did justice to Inhumans and surely, ABC needs to only give home to Inhumans for a year and then it can move on to the Disney streaming site in 2019."