Cruel Summer and Good Trouble are sadly next on the chopping block as Freeform cancels its two remaining scripted series.
Cruel Summer’s cancellation comes after a subpar second season following its explosive introduction. As the teen drama officially declared itself as an anthology series at the beginning of season two, there are fewer loose ends that audiences need to worry about.
As each of the show’s storylines summed up its major plot points in their respective seasons, audiences were not left on the edge of their seats waiting to see these characters again. However, Cruel Summer’s unique avenue of storytelling is something to be missed.
Meanwhile, Good Trouble still has episodes left to air in its final season, with new episodes premiering on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.
Good Trouble quickly gained its own identity as a series rather than just being known as The Fosters spinoff. However, Good Trouble now has a dual job, to conclude things for the Coterie members while hopefully giving a final send-off for Stef and Lena, who have guest-starred repeatedly throughout Good Trouble’s five-season run, as well as potentially closing out any loose ends for the Adams-Foster family.
Luckily, Good Trouble fans will not be left with a massive cliffhanger that will leave them never knowing the future of their favorite characters. Freeform is giving enough respect to the series and fans by allowing Good Trouble the time and ability to craft a solid series finale for the show.
Cruel Summer and Good Trouble each brought a lot of exciting and important storylines to Freeform, from discussing social issues to highlighting topics that may not get a lot of media spotlight.
But, as these were Freeform’s only remaining scripted series, the network’s decision to cancel Cruel Summer and Good Trouble brings up questions about the future of Freeform and if they plan on following a similar path as The CW Network had when they canceled most of their library of shows.
Do the shows being canceled mean there is a larger plan hanging over Freeform? Or was it simply just time for these shows to end?