It turns out that the show title named Forever was not meant to last that long, as the Freshman show was cancelled after only one season and a day after it's finale.
Forever was a show about a 200 year-old man named Henry Morgan, who could not die, and had an inept ability, thanks to his many brushes with death, to be able to figure out the details of a person's death and what may have caused it, which came in handy as he was a New York City medical examiner.
The show had an interesting premise, a good cast, and there was hope for another season, many of the cast and crew longing for it to be true. However, it was not to be. Ioan had his wife, Alice Evans Gruffudd take to twitter and explain the situation.
"It is brutal, but that is show business. Ioan is a little shaken right now, but he wants to reach out and thank the wonderful, loving fans who made the experience magic.
Not too long after, Ioan took to his instagram and posted a heartfelt letter to his fans about how much he appreciated the support.
My dear friends, fans, supporters.
Tonight, as you all now know, I received a phone call that I was hoping not to receive, and to be honest I really wasn’t expecting it. I knew the numbers hadn’t been great, but I also knew the studio and the network both loved the show, and of course that it had an incredible fan base…so I thought we were in with a pretty good chance.
But sadly no, this time the cards weren’t dealt in our favor. Show business is like that. Hell, life is like that. You ride to the top of the wave and then you come crashing down again. I asked Alice to send out the sad news because I was a little bit shaken up and needed time to gather my thoughts.
So I sat down and started reading the thousands of Tweets in response to the announcement. And the more I read, the more I couldn’t believe it. The love, the sense of solidarity, the hope, the kindness, the support. Not just for the show, but for each other. And slowly I began to focus on what we had gained in the past year, rather than what we had lost in the last five minutes. I was overcome by a sense of gratitude. To have met you all and to have you all rooting for me and the show. At having a chance to play the role of my dreams, even if it was only for a year. To have been given the chance to bring Henry to life.
Watching the interaction of the FOREVER fans come together and share their love for the show has been breath-taking. It was you guys who held me up when I thought I could no longer go on. (Those days were LONG!) You made me smile when you pointed out the little things I did on screen that I thought had gone unnoticed. You gave me confidence when I accidentally found myself reading less than shining reviews. You were always with me, every step of the way, waving your flags, shouting your support for the show. It’s been an incredible, wonderful year, one that I will never, ever forget.
And guess what? The memories belong to us. We get to keep them ‘forever!’ Thanks again a million times for your unwavering support. Stay strong, be brave, and show kindness as often as you can. Ioan xx
As a longtime fan of both actors, and of the show, this is quite the blow and I am deeply saddened that it was cancelled. it was a great premise, Henry was a bit of a Sherlock and had his funny yet serious moments, and every episode grabbed you and pulled you in. But, I suppose that the numbers just weren't where they needed to be.
I will definitely be getting the dvd, and I wish Ioan and his family all the best in future endeavors.