Apple TV+’s Constellation Cancelled After One Season

Apple TV’s Constellation has been grounded after one season.

The psychological sci-fi thriller, which premiered on Feb. 21 and spanned eight episodes, has been cancelled, sources tell TVLine, and won’t see a Season 2.

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Deadline first reported on the series’ snuffing.

Created/written by Peter Harness (WallanderThe War of the Worlds), Constellation starred Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) as Jo Ericsson, an astronaut for the European Space Agency who returns to Earth after a disastrous mission, only to to discover that pieces of her life seem… different.

The cast also boasted Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul) as Henry, a physicist who has a member of Jo’s ESA team conducting research at the International Space Station; James D’Arcy (Agent Carter) as Jo’s husband Magnus; Rosie and Davina Coleman (The Larkins) as Jo and Magnus’ daughter Alice; plus William Catlett (Black Lightning), Julian Looman (The Mallorca Files) and Barbara Sukowa (The Swarm).

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Though Constellation ended with a good amount of closure, there was fodder for a second season, given the finale’s shocking final image, the ongoing odysseys of Banks’ character(s), astronaut Paul’s latest reality-swap, and an email that Roscosmos boss Irene Lysenko had sent out to other space travelers, seeking data on their mental health.

“Obviously we’re very happy to get to the end of the first season, but there’s a long way to go with these characters,” showrunner Harness said during the Constellation panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “I think there’s a bigger story to tell about space, about the history of this, and I think these characters have got a long way to go. [Jo and Paul] have only just landed back on Earth, and life is very long for these characters.”

TVLine readers gave the eight-episode season an average grade of “A-.”

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