‘Salvation’ Is Saved For A Second Season

Charlie Rowe, Santiago Cabrera
Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS

Next summer, viewers will get to see whether the Earth is saved from two pending fictional disasters: nuclear annihilation or a fatal asteroid strike. CBS has renewed Salvation for a second season of 13 episodes.

A description of the plot from the official show website:

“Salvation centers on Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe), an MIT grad student, and Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera), a tech superstar, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) a staggering discovery—that an asteroid is just months away from colliding with Earth.

“Now, with the added threat of nuclear war on the horizon, they work together with Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards (Ian Anthony Dale) to find a way to divert the asteroid, stop the war, and save humanity before time runs out.”

The asteroid story is of course a sci-fi staple. Salvation is a little different in the way it weaves the possible end of the Earth with White House intrigue, hacktavists and Russian maneuvering. That might seem a bit too on the nose these days, but Salvation was just right for hot summer nights and a welcome change from the usual summer servings of “reality” TV.

The series ended the summer with an overall .52 rating in the 18-49 demo.

The official CBS announcement does not give a season premiere date. Stay tuned.

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