The British game show The void will probably never have an American adaptation. ITV reportedly canceled the show after just one season this weekend. ITV has canceled several game shows in recent months, including the long The X factor in July. The network hosts the UK version of The masked singer, which was as successful as the American version in the United States
The void debuted in July and was hosted by Fleur East and Ashley Banjo. This involved contestants subjecting themselves to physically and mentally demanding challenges, while trying not to fall into the titular void, a giant water tank in the show’s studio. The winner of the main challenges must then complete another challenge for a chance to win Â£ 25,000 (approx. $ 34,300), reports The sun. The show was produced by the same team who made The cube, which got an American version to air on TBS with hosting by Dwayne Wade.
While The cube ran 10 seasons, The void was not so lucky. “After some discussion, the bosses decided not to order another round of The void“said an insider The Daily Star. “There are currently no plans to bring the show back.” The season premiere of the new show drew 2.4 million viewers, but it continued to decline as the season progressed. âTechnically it could come back at some point, but it seems pretty unlikely,â the insider added.
The void follows other recent game show failures on UK television including ITV Five gold rings, Channel 4 The crystal labyrinth, and the BBC Bank balance. In July, insiders told The Sun that Simon Cowell’s The X Factor was also getting the ax after his final seasons saw declining ratings. The X factor last aired in 2018 and there are no plans to bring it back. Cowell’s next UK series is Walk the line, which will also air on ITV and feature candidates showing off their talents in front of a panel of judges. At the end of each episode, the top contenders can either win a cash prize or move on with the hopes of winning big. An ITV source described the show as a “musical version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. “