Is Tom Swift Season 2 canceled by The CW? Continue reading to find out.
Tom Swift is an American mystery drama television series based on the book series of the same name developed by Melinda Hsu Taylor, Noga Landau, and Cameron Johnson. Starring Tian Richards, it is a spin-off of Nancy Drew. Over the course of the last seven episodes, the show has gained a fairly good reception from the audience and amassed a fan base that tunes in to watch the series. As the first season is set to end on August 2, 2022, the viewers of the series have many questions about the potential renewal of the series.
It is a fair question to ask about the franchise’s future plans, as many speculated on whether it would be renewed or canceled. Unfortunately, we have some bad news for you. After weeks of waiting and investing your time in season one, if you were looking forward to the next chapter of Tom Swift, the chance to binge-watch Tom Swift Season 2 was brief as The CW has canceled the show. The series is listed among the other TV series which are abruptly canceled by the network. Here is everything we know about Tom Swift Season 2’s cancellation.
Will there be a Season 2 of Tom Swift?
The series premiered on May 31, 2022, on The CW and was canceled after one season in June 2022. Since several original series have reportedly been canceled by major streaming services this year, the series has no chance of being renewed by the network. In addition, season one still has two episodes left to air, which could cause the network to change its mind if the show receives positive reviews by the end of the season.
We would like to emphasize that this is mere speculation because, unfortunately, Tom Swift has joined the list of canceled shows, despite the fact that the show had the potential to improve with deeper character arcs and a stronger screenplay.
Why did the CW cancel Tom Swift Season 2?
According to Deadline, “The CW brass have said that they like the show creatively. The cancellation is said to be performance-based as Tom Swift is among the CW’s least watched series on linear, with 535K viewers in Live+7, as well as on streaming. The show’s speedy demise comes as Nexstar Media Group’s pursuit of majority control of the CW nears completion. There has been wide speculation that Nexstar’s plan is to create a more ‘wholesome’ lineup of programs. Nexstar is expected to take a 75% stake in the broadcast network, and current partners Paramount Global and Warner Bros Discovery will each nab 12.5%.”
In addition to this, CBS Studios, which is behind Tom Swift, is trying to extend the options on the cast, which expire today, and plans to shop the series elsewhere. According to sources, if everything goes as planned, the agreement could be formalized in the coming weeks but the chances seem to be very bleak at the moment.
Look at some fan’s reactions to the cancelation
NOW I’M EVEN MORE MAD #TomSwift GOT CANCELED…someone tell me they got picked up somewhere- pic.twitter.com/z1jnd8Xomt
— Felix Navarro 🏳️🌈 ♥ Nace era! In Limbo w/Lan (@HandonsFlames) July 13, 2022
Wow they canceled Tom swift before the first season finished..
— ɪᴢʀʏʟ. (@Localartfreak) July 13, 2022
What is the point of me watching #TomSwift if it’s canceled just as the story is finally coming together? That’s messed up. I hope @TheCW loses #SupermanAndLois to @hbomax
— Elle See (@blackmorghann) July 13, 2022
What is the premise of Tom Swift?
As per the official description, the series follows, “As an exceptionally brilliant inventor with unlimited resources and unimaginable wealth, the devilishly charming Tom Swift is a man whom many men would kill to be, or be with — a man with the world in the palm of his hand. That world gets shaken to its core after the shocking disappearance of his father, thrusting Tom into an adventure full of mysterious conspiracies and unexplained phenomena. On his whirlwind quest to unravel the truth, Tom finds himself fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale cabal hellbent on stopping him. Tackling this treacherous pursuit armed with his vast intellect, his roguish wit, and an endless supply of designer sneakers, he will also rely on his closest companions: his best friend Zenzi, his bodyguard Isaac and his AI, Barclay.”
What could have been the plot of Tom Swift Season 2?
Tom Swift Season 1 has a total of 10 episodes, and the final episode of the series, And the Cost of Forgiveness, is set to release on August 2, 2022. The episode is directed by Rose Troche and written by Cameron Johnson & Michael Poisson.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “Tom must launch the rescue drone to save his father from outer space but his plans are jeopardized by an attack at Swift Enterprises’ Black engineering conference.” If the second season of the series was renewed, the viewers would have gotten a chance to see that the story would have been picked up from this very moment and expanded upon to explore the character dynamics and subplots, which could have been valuable for the viewers who tuned in to watch the series for the long run.
Hence, it’s tough to predict what will happen in Tom Swift Season 2 right now. Because there has been no major insight into the potential expanded plot, the show creators might have been able to explore the dynamics of the franchise. As a result, fans will not be able to envision how these characters would have evolved and how their story arcs would have been expanded further. So, if you want to remember all of the episodes and plots from the previous season, here is a complete episode guide for the first season of Tom Swift.
- S1E1: And the Liftoff to Saturn – May 31, 2022
- S1E2: And the 4b Curl – June 7, 2022
- S1E3: And Nine Inches of Danger – June 14, 2022
- S1E4: And The Chocolate Cowboys – June 21, 2022
- S1E5: And The Crashed Cotillion – June 28, 2022
- S1E6: And The Benefits of Bondage – July 5, 2022
- S1E7: And The Book of Isaac – July 12, 2022
- S1E8: And His Two Men and a Baby – July 19, 2022
- S1E9: And the Night to Remember – July 26, 2022
- S1E10: And the Cost of Forgiveness – August 2, 2022
Tom Swift Cast and Crew
The main cast of the series is as follows:
- Tian Richards as Tom Swift, a young, billionaire inventor
- Ashleigh Murray as Zenzi Fullerton, Tom’s cousin and best friend
- Marquise Vilsón as Isaac Vega, Tom’s bodyguard
- Albert Mwangi as Rowan, a Congressman’s security detail
- April Parker Jones as Lorraine Swift, Tom’s mother
The recurring cast members of the series are as follows:
- LeVar Burton as voice of Barclay, an artificial intelligence
- Brittany Ishibashi as Claire Cormier
- Ward Horton as Nathan Eskol, a family friend of the Swift family who is a Congressman
- Donovin Miller as Lino, Tom’s adoptive brother
The show is from CBS Studios and Fake Empire and was co-created by Nancy Drew EPs Melinda Hsu Taylor and Noga Landau and Empire writer Cameron Johnson, who also served as executive producers along with Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Lis Rowinski.
Where to stream Tom Swift?
Weekly episodes of Tom Swift Season 1 premiere on Tuesday nights at 9:00 PM following Superman & Lois on the CW network and will also be available to stream on the CW app or website sometime later when the episode is on-air broadcast on the channel. All the episodes of Tom Swift available to viewers can also be watched on fuboTV, allowing fans to watch new episodes based on location and membership plans, which they select based on their preferences.
Moreover, the series is also available to rent or buy on Vudu and Google Play. The CW channel is also available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, VIZIO, LG Smart TVs, Xbox, and Apple TV. So, we recommend that you renew your membership plans and begin streaming the series to recollect the events from the prior episodes.
Tom Swift Official Trailer
Before the final episode airs, catch up on all the previous episodes and let us know in the comments what you think of Tom Swift Season 2’s cancellation.