Eureka producer Amy Berg says the reason the plug was pulled on the series was a financial one for Syfy.
Berg tweeted last week that was the show was Syfy’s “golden child” the price tag for a series six was what doomed the show.
“Everyone is asking why [the show was canceled]. It’s simple, really. We are the network’s golden child in every way, except profit margins. Fact is, Eureka is an expensive show to make,” she said on Twitter. “We could not maintain the quality of our show with the cuts it would take to make us profitable for Syfy’s new parent company.”
Berg went on to say that Syfy wanted to renew the show and worked to try to make that a reality. But in the end, that didn’t happen.
“Trust me, they love us,” she said. “We just couldn’t make the numbers work.”
Berg confirmed that a fourteenth episode has been added to season five to serve as a series wrap-up.