‘Salvation’ is a CBS suspense drama television series. The show, created by Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, and Matt Wheeler, is a loose adaptation of the 1998 science fiction film ‘Armageddon’ starring Bruce Willis.
It follows the events unfold when an MIT student discovers that an asteroid capable of destroying all life is scheduled to strike Earth in six months.
Season 1 of ‘Salvation,’ a relatively new program, premiered on July 12, 2017, with 13 episodes. Despite negative critical criticism and tepid viewing response, CBS renewed the program for a second season on October 18, 2017.
Season 2, likewise consisting of 13 episodes, launched less than a year later, on June 25, 2018. While fans hoped for a third season, CBS would not oblige and cancel ‘Salvation’ after Season 2. Everything you need to know about it is included here.
Salvation Season 3 Release Date
Unfortunately, the show’s Earth population, nor will we ever learn Samson, since ‘Salvation’ will not return for a third season. CBS announced the show’s cancellation on November 20, 2017.
However, CBS’ decision to cancel ‘Salvation’ was unsurprising, given the show’s critical reception and a 36 percent and 24 percent fall in ratings and viewership, respectively, by the conclusion of Season 2.
Salvation Season 3 plot
‘Salvation’ is largely concerned with happenings inside the United States administration as it scrambles to guard against the approaching asteroid. Along with this haste to avert disaster, there is much drama and bloodshed as evil individuals get involved.
When the episode begins, Liam attempts to alert the US administration about the asteroid’s collision trajectory with Earth. After many failed attempts, he eventually spoke with US Deputy Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards, with the assistance of millionaire scientist Darius Tanz.
When Liam notifies Harris of his discoveries, Harris informs him and Darius that the US government is well aware of the impending collision and has been working quietly to avert disaster.
He also informs them that the truth must be suppressed to avert the collapse of the global political and economic system.
However, as the play progresses, the truth gradually seeps and is revealed completely. Predictably, the global economic and political system fails, nations wage war, resistance organizations and cults develop, and the world descends into anarchy.
Additionally, issues emerge about Darius’ plans to deal with the asteroid, and Season 2 concludes with a cliffhanger revealing that the asteroid, named Samson, is not an asteroid at all.
In terms of critical reception, ‘Salvation’ has received a dismal 44 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics’ consensus reading, “Neither remarkably bad nor impressively well-made, Salvation is stereotypical summer television — a low-stakes diversion that may pass the time well enough for undemanding audiences without ever being particularly memorable.”
The Hollywood Reporter, in particular, was highly critical of the episode in its review, noting, “A meteor is about to strike Earth. Meanwhile, you’re better off watching a better drama than this CBS summer snoozer.”
Despite the negative reviews, the program seems to have found some viewers, as it now has a respectable 7.1/10 on IMDb, based on over 13,000 votes.