Ooh! Ooh! More hot prosecutor with a penchant for blood juice boxes and the perfect application of guyliner? Where do I get in line? OCN’s hit show Vampire Prosecutor must be taking a cue from rabid fans, because producers have announced that they’re seriously considering a Season 2, and really, they’d be crazy not to. Well now that changes everything about what I want for the finale!
According to the production, they can’t give final confirmation, but are currently working to coordinate actor and staff schedules for a second season, and have been planning for one from the get-go. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call Vampire Prosecutor a runaway hit, as far as cable numbers are concerned. It’s been in the number one slot for ten weeks running, with last Sunday’s Episode 11 averaging 2.5% ratings, continuing its streak of stellar numbers for original cable programming. The previous week’s Episode 10 raked in an average 3.16%, with a high of 4% during the broadcast. (In cable ratings, a 1% average is considered rock solid, or… it was until this show came along.)
Basically shows like Vampire Prosecutor are changing what it means to be a competitive original drama on the cable landscape, just at the turn of the tide when a slew of newbie cable companies have launched with original shows of their own. It’s a really interesting time for dramaland, and I can only hope that the trend continues, because we’re getting some damn good dramas from the little guys.
With only one more episode to go, this leaves me in a finale-wish predicament. While I would normally want the hero and his team to save the day and tie up all their loose ribbons, wouldn’t it be awesome if saving the day meant it put him on the opposite side of the law for Season 2?? Okay, I know, but then it would have to be called something other than Vampire Prosecutor. How about Ex-Vampire-Prosecutor: The Reckoning?
What’s great about the procedural format of this show is that it could potentially go on for years, like the American model of multi-season shows. The murders of the week provide the stable backbone, while we could get a new big bad, or spend more time with the team and their personal lives. I guess all that really matters is that the original team stays together, because that’s the heart of the show. Maybe they can add someone to the team, like a new intern for Dong-man to boss around.
If the stars align, Vampire Prosecutor Season 2 will air on OCN next August.
Via My Daily
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