There is a scene at the end of Season 1 of Lodge 49 in which Dud (the incomparable Wyatt Russell) is sitting on his surfboard, feeling good about life and his place in it, and then bam, a shark bites him and everything turns topsy-turvy. That's how fans feel now that AMC has decided to cancel the comedic drama after two fun-loving seasons.
"We are so proud to have had Lodge 49 on our air," AMC said in a statement to Deadline. "This wonderful show gave audiences fresh and unforgettable characters in a world that did not exist anywhere else on television. Thanks to the stellar cast including Wyatt Russell, Sonya Cassidy and Brent Jennings and to our partners in this unique labor of love, Jim Gavin, Peter Ocko and Paul Giamatti for two remarkable seasons that initiated the world into The Ancient and Benevolent Order of the Lynx."
In case you didn't watch Lodge 49, and the show's hearty but small audience numbers suggest you didn't, it followed Dud, a lovable ne'er-do-well who floated around Long Beach seeking purpose after his father mysteriously disappeared. Thankfully for Dud, he had a sister, Liz (Cassidy), and his pals at the local Lynx Lodge, including a melancholy but loyal Ernie (Jennings), to keep him company.
The Season 2 finale of Lodge 49 aired earlier this month but unless another network picks the show up — according to Deadline, the series will be shopped elsewhere — the finale will have to serve as its series finale instead.