USA Axes “Damnation,” “American Rust”

USA Network has cancelled its modern western drama “Damnation” after one season, while at the same time scrapping the in the works “American Rust” just two months after issuing a straight-to-series order.

Logan Marshall-Green starred in “Damnation” which was set in 1930s middle America. Season one averaged a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demo according to Nielsen Live + Same Day numbers and 682,000 total viewers.

USA ordered a straight-to-series adaptation of Philipp Meyer’s novel “American Rust” in November. Set in a small Pennsylvania rust belt town, it explores the rise and fall of a crime-riddled community as seen through the eyes of a sheriff with a history of violence.

Source: THR