Imposters Season 3 is cancelled and we won’t be seeing any more of the sweetest and the most lovable con artist that’s ever existed.
Having your heart broken is devastating. But what’s absolutely agonizing is that the person who breaks your heart also leaves you broke. Such is the story of Netflix’s dark comedy show Imposters. Imposters was originally announced as ‘My so-called wife’ in April 2015. However that became the title of the first episode and the show premiered as ‘Imposters’ on February 7, 2017.
The first season averaged 1.4 million total viewers per episode in the 18-49 demographic. It did pretty decently for a cable network that wasn’t famous for its scripted productions. The show’s original network Bravo renewed it on April 17, 2017, a week after the first season’s finale was aired.
Bravo hoped that since the show had a strong run on Netflix, it will do good in the second season as well. But, unfortunately, having been released without a lot of marketing effort, Imposters Season 2 failed to grab attention. The live viewership declined by a major chunk and the network was forced to cancel Imposters Season 3.
Rob Heaps, who plays Ezra in the show, took to Twitter to officially announce that Imposters Season 3 was cancelled.
So #Imposters won’t be back for a 3rd season, at least on @bravotv. We’re all sad but such is life. We had a great run and I’m grateful for all of it. For now we’re talking to @netflix about picking the show up. If you’d like to see this happen, let @netflix know! #alwaysforward pic.twitter.com/uf8cgDH7Km
— Rob Heaps (@rob_heaps) June 2, 2018
Why was Imposters Season 3 cancelled?
While it did generate profits on Netflix, Imposters Season 2 did not do well on the cable network as it was expected to. Another reason behind the cancellation of Imposter Season 3 was that the network wanted to change its scripted direction. Bravo’s plans were to shift their focus on bigger and bolder programming like Dirty John which came out in 2018 and turned out to be a huge hit.
Will Imposters Season 3 ever happen?
When the cancellation news came out, we hoped that Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon would pick it up. The show was already doing great on Netflix so it made sense that the streaming service might step in to save it. Heaps also mentioned in his tweet that they were in talks with Netflix. However, considering how much time has gone by ever since, the chances of Imposters Season 3 happening seem next to none.
Renewal/cancellation Status: Cancelled
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About this show:
Imposters Season 3 got cancelled way before we could get our fill of the most lovable con artist in TV history.
Imposters premiered on February 7, 2017, and received great reviews. Dramatic twists, poignant moments, charming characters, and an interesting plot garnered the show a significant viewing on streaming giant Netflix as well.
But things got a little choppy when the second season of the show came out. The viewership on its original network Bravo declined. While that could’ve also been attributed to a lack of marketing efforts at the time of its release, the network decided it was best to cancel the show.
The show star Rob Heaps officially confirmed the news in one of his Tweets. He also mentioned that they were making efforts for the show to get picked up by Netflix. However, the deal never came through.
Another reason why Imposters Season 3 was cancelled is Bravo’s change of scripted direction. The network had bigger and bolder programming like Dirty John to focus on. Its future strategy was also to concentrate on shows that could cut through the noise and make it to the top 500 scripted originals.
Considering the time that has gone by since it’s safe to assume that Imposters Season 3 won’t be happening.
About the show:
Maddie, a beautiful con artist, gets involved with men and robs them blind. When she meets Patrick, someone she is interested in, three of her previous victims are on her trail.
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