Avan Jogia got a big opportunity after starring as school heartthrob Beck Oliver in Nickelodeon’s Victorious, landing the principal role as Danny Desai in ABC Family’s (now Freeform) thriller series Twisted. However, the show was ultimately canceled one year after season 1 aired in 2013. Frustrated fans of the mysterious show were shocked at the news and wanted answers.
Keep reading to find out everything we know about the cancelation of Twisted.
Why Was ‘Twisted’ Canceled After 1 Season?
According to a report by TheWrap, Twisted wasn’t renewed for a second season due to low ratings and views. A spokesperson told the outlet in 2014 that the show would “not be moving forward with additional episodes.”
Despite its successful premiere raking in 1.2 million viewers in 2013, the show faced a decline in viewership by a third of its initial audience, per the outlet.
What Did Avan Jogia Say About Twisted’s Cancelation?
In August 2014, the Canadian actor confirmed the show’s cancelation in a since-deleted tweet.
“Got a break in shooting and just hearing the news myself that Twisted has been officially canceled,” Avan wrote via Twitter at the time. “Thanks for sticking with us through this long process of awaiting its fate and want to thank everyone who invested their time in the show. … We had an unbelievably memorable time making it. Much love to our wonderful cast and crew and to you, the viewers who showed us such amazing support.”
What Was ABC Family’s ‘Twisted’ About?
The storyline focused on 16-year-old Danny, who was charged with killing his aunt when he was just 11 years old. After spending five years in juvenile detention for a crime he claims he did not commit, Danny returns to his hometown, Green Grove, New York, and he tries to reunite with childhood friends Jo Masterson (Maddie Hasson) and Lacey Porter (Kylie Bunbury).
Now that the small town is facing a new murder case, people immediately question Danny’s involvement, but he is determined to clear the rumors of any wrongdoing. However, he must keep his alibi and the real person who killed his aunt a secret from everyone.
The three friends’ love triangle quickly unravels throughout the first season, as Danny and Lacey start dating. But Jo has been harboring feelings for her old friend for years, and he only begins to realize his own feelings for her toward the end of season 1.
Aside from Avan, quite a few recognizable faces starred in the series, such as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Denise Richards, who portrayed Danny’s mother, Karen Desai.
What Other Shows and Movies Has Avan Jogia Starred in?
In mid-2014, Avan was cast in the titular role in Spike TV’s miniseries Tut, portraying the famous Egyptian king. Next, the Vancouver native starred in lead roles in Ghost Wars, Now Apocalypse and The Stranger.
Aside from TV, Avan has also landed multiple supporting and minor roles in movies. In 2019’s Zombieland: Double Tap, he was seen as the hilarious but chill character Berkeley, whom Abigail Breslin’s character, Little Rock, briefly runs away with.
Two years later, the director and screenwriter played Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.
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