'Constellation', canceled by Apple TV after its first season

We always say that Apple TV has a predilection for science fiction.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
12 May 2024 Sunday 17:52
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'Constellation', canceled by Apple TV after its first season

We always say that Apple TV has a predilection for science fiction. Could it be that they consider that the technophiles who buy their devices are lovers of this genre? Be that as it may, the platform's subscribers could always assume that the new proposals were going to be pampered or, at least, renewed beyond their first season. This is over: Constellation, released in February, has been cancelled.

The series created by Peter Harness began on the International Space Station: orbital debris caused a breakdown in the ship that forced the crew to abandon it. When Jo (Noomi Rapace) survived after being left alone on the station and about to die, she realized that things on Earth were not as she had left them. She even had trouble recognizing her daughter even though she understands that she is physically the same.

From the first season, the production design of the first episodes could be highlighted: the space station was designed in detail, as was the lack of gravity within the rooms. Michelle MacLaren, the director, knew how to move through that space and introduce elements of tension that forced parallels to be established from Life to Gravity, both due to the crisis in space and the mystery surrounding the experiments carried out there.

However, as happened last week with Dark Matter from the same platform and also from science fiction, Constellation suffered the evil of the film transformed into a television series due to Hollywood's current allergy to producing medium-budget adult films. The eight episodes of the first season were difficult despite the efforts of the cast led by Noomi Rapace, Jonathan Banks, James D'Arcy and Rosie and Davina Coleman as Alice, the daughter.

The cancellation of Constellation is bad news for viewers who gave it a chance: perhaps its story could be perfectly understood as a miniseries but it left the door open to continue forward with the story and its mythology. It does not follow in the footsteps, therefore, of science fiction series such as Invasion or Foundation, which will have a third season, or For All Humanity, which has a fifth and a spin-off underway focused on the Soviet space program.