The Passage has been canceled at Fox after just one season. The show was on the bubble for some time and was never a huge ratings standout for the network.
It starred Saniyya Sidney and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, based on the eponymous book trilogy by Josh Cronin.
In our preview of The Passage earlier this year, we said this of Sidney and the show: A massive find for the show and Fox, Sidney is electric as young Amy. She goes head-to-head with each scene partner she's paired with, coming out on top each time.
The Passage was described as an epic, character‐driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race. It focuses on a 10‐year‐old girl named Amy Bellafonte (portrayed by 12-year-old Saniyya Sidney), who is chosen to be a test subject for this experiment, and Brad Wolgast (Mark‐Paul Gosselaar), the federal agent who becomes her surrogate father as he tries to protect her. While the series doesn't necessarily refer to its humans-turned-creatures as "vampires," the subjects of this experiment are very fond of blood-sucking.
Just last month, Shadow And Act writer Tiara Phalon praised 'The Passage' for being a show that deconstructed the disposable Black girl and white savior tropes. "While there are many unanswered questions by the season finale cliffhanger," Phalon wrote, "for now, it’s enough to rejoice that there is a future that imagines Black girls at the center of it: A future where Black girls are central to the success of our humanity; where their well-being is a matter of international concern; where we come to their aid; where we prioritize their lives." As far is Fox is concerned, that future is no more.
Fox also canceled The Cool Kids, starring David Alan Grier and Vicki Lawrence.