Kevin Sorbo revealed why Andromeda, the second longest-running series he’s ever been in, ended after five seasons. The actor, who is probably best known for his stint as a demi-god in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, went on to work on Andromeda when Hercules ended.
During a panel at Wizard World Pittsburgh, Sorbo spilled the beans and gave the real reason why the show didn’t have a longer run.
“The only reason why you guys didn’t get 6 and 7 and why Season 5 got funky at the end is halfway through Season 5 of Andromeda, which was owned by a Tribune company out of Chicago, went bankrupt. Because #1 they owned Chicago Tribune and The LA Times, and well, no one’s reading papers anymore, and they owned the Chicago cubs when they sucked. The radio stations were dying out, so they went into bankruptcy. The only thing making money for them were really just their 3 TV shows. They had us, Beastmaster and Mutant X. They had to freeze all their assets. Otherwise, we would have gotten seven years out of it for sure. It’s a little frustrating, trust me. Over the course of 7 years, they couldn’t sell or do anything with it for seven years.
He also noted that the show would be on Netflix next year:
“Next year, it’ll be on Netflix. Thank God it’s coming back out again after all this time. I’m grateful for it.”