Whiskey Cavalier, a spy drama/romantic comedy starring The Walking Dead Lauren Cohan, has already been canceled by ABC after one season. The show, which also starred Scott Foley (Scandal), was Cohan's first starring role after she left the AMC drama.
Cohan thanked the show's fans, cast and crew on Twitter after the show's cancellation was announced.
Dear @WhiskeyCav Fans, I had so much fun with you guys on our #WhiskeyWednesday tweet parties... I truly appreciate the love and support you’ve given us.— Lauren Cohan (@LaurenCohan) May 13, 2019
And to our amazing cast and crew, thank you for bringing this show to life! I love you guys so, so much. - LC ❤️
Foley, who also produced the series, shared a video on Instagram thanking his cast and fans, also saying the cancellation "was a tough call for the network." He wrote, "Thanks to all who watched and enjoyed and believed in our show. RIP #whiskeycavalier"
Cohan signed on to star in Whiskey while renegotiating her contract with AMC and as a result, her character Maggie only appeared in just a few episodes of the show's ninth season. While most actors who leave Walking Dead see their characters killed off in explicit fashion, Maggie was never officially killed off, and Cohan has openly discussed the possibility of her returning to AMC's hit zombie franchise.
Despite decent buzz around the series, Whiskey only managed to get an average of 6.9 million viewers per episode, which is disappointing for a high-profile network drama. An outside studio, Warner Bros. Television was responsible for the show's production, which made its renewal even less likely. .
Starring Cohan, Foley, and also Ana Ortiz, Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), Vir Das, and Josh Hopkins, Whiskey Cavalier was created by David Hemingson (Kitchen Confidential), who executive produced with Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold.