NBC bids farewell to drama series The Endgame. The heist drama, which stars Morena Baccarin and Ryan Michelle Bathe, is coming to an end after one season. Written by Nick Wooten, the show is a high-stakes thriller about Elena Federova (Baccarin), with Deadline describing her as a “very recently captured international arms trafficker and brilliant criminal mastermind who, even in captivity, orchestrates a number of coordinated bank robberies, and Val Turner (Bathe), the principled, relentless and socially outcast FBI agent who will stop at nothing to foil his ambitious plan.”
Kamal Angelo Bolden, Costa Ronin, also completed the cast. Additionally, Noah Bean, Jordan Johnson-Hinds, and Mark D. Espinoza played key roles. It is not known why the series was not picked up for a second season.
Bathe spoke with Shadow and Act ahead of the series premiere and explained how the role challenged her as an actress. “I like the idea that there were two really strong, wonderful women who had these very interesting characters and an interesting dynamic between the two of them,” she told Shadow and Act in a recent interview. “And I also really liked the idea of being able to do something that was challenging for me and that no one has ever seen me do, including me.”
She explained how she had to dig deep during filming, as she’s used to having support from multiple actors on set. The end game was different. “I’ve always had a set of people, and I’ve been so lucky and blessed to have these incredible partners in crime,” she said. “It was very difficult to do.”
The show isn’t the only one not being picked up for another season. The network also canceled Mr. Mayor and Kenan. However, they renewed Law and order and Law and order: organized crimeas well as the comedy series Great crew.