How did you find out Atlantis was being axed, and how did you feel about it?
Co-creator Johnny Capps: We were very surprised, as the show was doing well and the audience was beginning to grow. The BBC had to decide if it was going to re-commission it before all of those first six episodes had gone out, which was unfair because you’re making a judgement before the series is even finished – how are supposed to know how it will be received by the audience? When they made the decision, they took into account the viewing figures, their budget, how much the show costs to make and the schedule. In the middle of the episodes shown before Christmas there was a bit of a drop in viewing figures – but it picked up again towards the end. Episode six did really well, actually.
Could Atlantis return, ala Ripper Street with Amazon?
Capps: Never say never. But the longer you leave it, the more difficult it gets. If there’s a strong audience demanding it, it’s much easier to bring it back.
Source/more: The Guardian