Aaaaaand … scene.

Dear Bleeders,

Unfortunately, your suspicions are correct. Syfy has canceled Blood Drive after one season.

If this news makes you angry or sad, you’re not alone.

I found out not too long ago, but have been trying to think of a way to tell you guys since I felt it was up to me to let the fans know.

Ultimately I decided to wait until after the final episode aired so the news did not taint your experience. It simply didn’t seem right to burst the bubble so early, especially with how the last episode plays out. We always planned for a season two, but now that the future of the show is uncertain the final scenes seem so much more … final.

If I never get the chance to tell my version of what comes next, I’ll be incredibly sad.

But the good news is, then you can make up your own. The story is yours now, it always was from the first moment it was broadcast. If you love it, take it and play with it in your own imagination.

The future is not set, in our world or the world of Blood Drive.

As to the reasons why the show is cancelled, I’m not privy to all the details. Obviously the ratings were low, but it was also a very noisy show on social media (thanks to you guys!) and a very well-reviewed show with critics as well.

This I do know: despite canceling us, Syfy was the only network with the steel to make the show in the first place.

When the script was making the rounds I took a LOT of meetings. Every place loved to sing its praises. One major cable network flat out told me that if they’d made the show they’d make me the showrunner, give me a larger budget, and generally suck all my parts.

But guess what? They didn’t make the show, so it was easy for them to say.

It was Syfy that took the risk, and for that I’m forever grateful, even if I did get super pissy whenever I couldn’t show enough gore and dick and titties. But I’m confident they knew it was just because I’m a pervert and didn’t take it personally.

I’m bummed that Blood Drive didn’t pay off for them the way they wanted but I can’t believe we got away with a full season of the CRAZIEST show on TV.

We owe them props for making all this insanity possible.

So what about the future of Blood Drive?

Unclear. There’s definitely no season two in the immediate future, but I remain cautiously optimistic there’s more story to tell in this world. NBC|Universal owns the show so when the time comes I’ll approach them with some ideas and we’ll see what they think.

Until then, just do what Bleeders do best, share the show with others, share the #RenewBloodDrive hashtag, and generally be awesome. And enjoy season one on its own merits even if we never see more episodes.

Everyone involved in this show was amazing, too many to list them all, but if you want to track down past and future endeavors of some shockingly talented people, just IMDB the shit out of our crew. They were given incredible creative freedom so their contributions speak directly to their talents.

I try to express my gratitude online as much as possible, but it never seems enough.

All the Bleeders that have gone nuts for this show, you were the most rewarding part of a very rewarding process.

The world of Blood Drive has been in my head for over five years, and for the past two I’ve devoted the bulk of my waking hours to making it a reality. Along the way we built one of the very best crews I’ve ever worked with, from writers’ assistant (Alex!) up to showrunner (Hlavin!).

I made lifelong friends.

I got to make a show that I love so much I actually watch episodes as a fan (don’t tell anyone it makes me sound like a douchebag).

The past two years are maybe the best of my life, creatively and personally. But none of that prepared me for how incredible it was seeing the show connect with you all on a deep level.

So thank you for watching and thank you for loving and thank you for nitpicking and thank you for tweeting and thank you for bleeding for this show.

It means so damn much to every person that already bled for it (sometimes literally).

Thank you from the bottom of Heart Enterprises.

 

Sincerely,

James Roland

117 thoughts on “Aaaaaand … scene.

  1. Great show, caught the first episode after watching Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050, the premise is great. Finished watching it recently, I hope it gets a second season down the road.

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    1. When the show premiered at the Overlook Festival this year, my wife bought drinks for Roger Corman and he told her he thought Blood Drive was awesome! Made my day … wait … DID MY WIFE SLEEP WITH ROGER CORMAN!?!?!?!

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  2. Let me just say I loved the show. I think best chance of picking it up is the same network that has Ash Vs. The Evil Dead (Starz). The two shows seem like they could run on the same network and Blood Drive is not an old IP.

    Please see what you can do to get and 2nd season or movie closer for the series.

    Best show I’ve seen in a while with original characters and universe.

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    1. Thank you! I’d love to be on Starz. Who knows. Right now Universal owns the show and they’re a HUGE company, so we’re starting talks with them about next steps but it’ll take a while. The good news, we made a kick ass show on a low budget and they liked working with us, so the relationship is strong. Fingers crossed!

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  3. The series got better every week! Sad that it ended after one season. How, and who, could we influence a second season – since you’ve already begun writing 40 pages. The way that “good” always overcame “evil”, and the fortitude of the main characters added a good positive – but pretty raw – message in each episode. It was pretty gory at time! All the characters meshed and in the final episodes it did tie things together – that is, how they came to be what they were. Very good writing!
    It would be great to have the same actors come back – but that would probably be difficult since they will have moved on to other things. The way the last episode ended was pretty intriguing.

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  4. Hi! i’m a fan from italy! i followed the show cause it got fan subbed in ita. i usually hate Tv shows,but this had all i ever dreamed of(minus the soundtrack) ,ok there will be no s02 but at least season 1 has happened. i think works like blood drive work better if they have a start and an end so i’m please.it would be cool see blood drive as a movie.any thanks for this show

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  5. I discovered this show a few days ago, then I saw it was only 13 episodes, and was YAY! No more long running soup operas like TVD or Supernatural. Then I watched 2 episodes /online, iligally, I’m sorry :D/ and then I was: Fuck this, it has a great potential for 3 or 4 seasons. I want more. 13 episodes is not enough. So I checked online and I saw that it was cancelled. I cannot believe this… It it original, great cast, effects, it is funny, gory and sexy. Why it was cancelled?????

    I hope at least the ending of episode 13 is descent, but nevertheless wish the creator and the rest of the team good luck in future, you have created something really mind-blowing. And maybe not this time, but the next you will succeed!

    Also, the chemistry of the two main characters is perfectly touched and the actress is so hot ;x

    Thanks for “Blood Drive”, sorry for the bad english, I will recommandd it to all of my friends, I hope I’ll enjoy the rest of the episodes

    and

    Good Luck 😉

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    1. Thanks for the confession! Just do me a favor and if you love it try to re-watch by legal means later on. re: cancellation, we have a VERY passionate fanbase, but the live numbers (who watched the show in the first three days) were pretty low. But the fanbase is growing with people like you that’s why views matter! Ultimately, no, we didn’t get a season two, but I consider season one a wild success artistically. I love what we made. If we never get to make another one, we’re still ahead of the game for getting season one to exist! Thank you for supporting the show.

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      1. This is my favourite show of the year and it definitely left an impact. I’ll be looking forward to anything Blood Drive related in the future.

        This show definitely opened me up to a brand new style I didn’t know I would enjoy, I don’t even know how to describe Blood Drive but I loved it, hope its not gone for long.

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      2. Same here, what we have planned for season two doubles down on the weirdness and the pathos. I hope we can make it one day. Thanks for your support and kind words about the show, it’s means the world to me and the crew that busted their asses to get it made!

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