Let’s go right to the key question after tonight’s important season 3 finale: Why won’t Motherland: Fort Salem have a fourth season? Why must this be the last destination? The first thing we should point out is that, as is obviously the case in this situation, choosing to discontinue almost any show is never an easy option. tvacute should get started by delving into the various parts that made up the whole thing.
The decision to cancel the series was made by Freeform in the first place. Particularly when they need any kind of visual effects, they only have a small number of series that last longer than three or four seasons. The only positive is that they let the creative team know ahead of time that this would probably be it. Even if the show could have easily continued for another couple of years, they at least had the ability to design a good finale with significant stakes. Of course, we ponder what might have been and whether there would have been another opportunity to witness something.
However, Freeform’s choice is ultimately based on the historical correlation between the show’s budget and its production costs. From the outside, it can be disappointing that they didn’t think continuing was worth the financial investment. But for the time being, the best course of action for us is to be utterly appreciative of the amazing ride we’ve been on with this program over the years. It can be incredibly difficult to consistently produce captivating drama, but this series delivered on that front in spades. We already know how much it will be missed in the next days, weeks, and months.