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Blood Drive, Syfy’s gleefully ridiculous entry into the pun-based school of neo-grindhouse, has been canceled, fed into the network’s engine like so many innocent bystanders into a car that runs on blood. (That’s the pun.) Series creator James Roland elaborated on the network’s decision to throw a match into the freshman series and walk away as it exploded into a fireball behind it on his personal blog, where he wrote:

Unfortunately, your suspicions are correct. Syfy has canceled Blood Drive after one season. If this news makes you angry or sad, you’re not alone. I found out not too long ago, but have been trying to think of a way to tell you guys since I felt it was up to me to let the fans know,” he wrote. “Ultimately I decided to wait until after the final episode aired so the news did not taint your experience. It simply didn’t seem right to burst the bubble so early, especially with how the last episode plays out. We always planned for a season two, but now that the future of the show is uncertain the final scenes seem so much more … final.

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Roland goes on to encourage fans to petition for another season with the hashtag #RenewBloodDrive, which does actually work sometimes in this age of proliferate streaming services and endless reboots. Blood Drive was ordered straight to series in 2015, wrapped up its run this week, and was dumb fun, in a “flesh-eating sex virus” sort of way.