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Cancelled

Showtime will not be renewing Sleeper Cell for a third season.

He also emphasizes that ratings aren't the primary factor in what drives him to renew or cancel a show. Because the premium network isn't beholden to advertisers, Greenblatt also takes into consideration critical acclaim and kudos, which led to a second-season pickup of the critically praised but low-rated drama "Brotherhood."

"For us, it's a matter of having a great lineup of shows that (subscribers) want to spend money on," he says.

But it's also a matter of limited shelf space, which led to the demise of the acclaimed "Sleeper Cell" after two installments.

"I would love to do more, but it really comes down to the economic question," he says. "These shows are very expensive to produce."


From the Hollywood Reporter article here.

Micheal Ealy has moved on to a new project...

Michael Ealy has landed a lead role in the ABC pilot "Suspect," a fast-paced procedural drama analyzing a lineup of suspects to determine the identity of the perpetrator.

And accorind to one imdb poster, fayvor2003, this was the idea for s3.

okay, here's the inside scoop on what was gonna' happen in the 3rd SLEEPER CELL -- of course, Darwyn is not dead. He wakes up in a US embassy Hospital, having been brought there by a mysterious blonde guy (re:Ilija). 18 months later, he's back in LA, most of his physical wounds healed(but not his psychological ones) & assigned to a Joint Terrorism Task Force Unit investigating terrorist threats on american soil. The Big Reveal is that Darwyn is undercover again -- this time working for an FBI internal investigations group that suspects someone inside the JTTF of leaking crucial info to Al Qaeda -- and Darwyn is tasked with finding the culprit...

MEANWHILE, unbeknownest to Darwyn, Farik has snuck back into the US and is hiding out on skid row in LA as the new Homeless Man and is recruiting new members to a new Sleeper Cell, determined to make one last strike against america -- but really Farik is on a suicide mission to eliminate Darwyn, revenge for the death of his wife, Samia...

that was the planned set-up for Season 3...


So disappointed we won't see that play out. I know a lot of people said there wasn't anywhere for the show to go after the second season but I really want to see Farik and Darwyn now openly at odds and Ilijia possibly working from the inside to help Darwyn and warring with his own feelings.

*sigh*

Comments

Honestly, I liked the say second season ended...if they had done more it would have been over kill
I wish either Farik or Darwyn would have been killed at the end of Season 2...in a definite way. Now, I guess we just have to deal with the possibilities in fanfic...which blows.
I think that's a shame because if they didn't want to make any more they should have ended it after season 1. Season 2 left too many lose ends.
Nepenthe and I watched "Sleeper Cell: American Terror" on DVD and loved it. It's too bad that Showtime won't continue with the series.