Whispers Silenced

whispersposterPoor ratings doomed The Whispers, the now-cancelled ABC TV series based on Ray Bradbury’s short story “Zero Hour.” Unfortunately, the fans of the summer series were left with a cliffhanger ending.

Phil Nichols comments on Bradburymedia

As it turns out, only thirteen episodes were made, and in the face of declining ratings ABC decided not to bring it back for a second season.

This, of course, leaves viewers of the series with unanswered questions, principally “what was that all about?”

Cast member Barry Sloane thought viewers deserved a broad hint.

Nichols has a better solution –

Most casual viewers will have no clue that The Whispers was “Zero Hour”. But if any of those are left disappointed by a lack of a solid conclusion, point them to the original short story – which has one of Bradbury’s finest endings.

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]

One thought on “Whispers Silenced

  1. ABC completely failed to market that show out here… I never heard about it until this story. What a pity, I’d have loved another choice, instead of NCIS reruns or foodtv…

    I have noticed that the networks in general are not so good at advertising NEW summer shows, though they’ll tout the returning ones.

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