Fox TV’s ambitious production “Ego” is set to conclude after its 13th episode, according to recent press reports. Starring Melisa Aslı Pamuk and Alperen Duymaz in the lead roles, the series was highly anticipated, with many believing it could match the success of the duo’s previous work in “Collision”. However, rumors of a rift between the two stars on set soon spread, dampening the expectations of audiences.
The series faced further criticism as the storyline failed to meet the standards of millions of viewers who had tuned in. A particular sticking point was the portrayal of a male lead torn between two women, which did not win the hearts of female fans.
Making matters worse was the fact that the show was broadcast on Fox TV, which is known for taking a tough line on ratings. Series that fail to deliver high numbers can quickly find themselves sidelined or cancelled altogether. In this context, the fact that “Ego” has lasted until its 13th episode is seen as something of an achievement, despite the problems it’s faced along the way.
The show’s final episode is expected to air on Sunday, May 21, following the broadcast of episode 12 on May 7. While the troubled production may have proved a disappointment to those who had high hopes for it, its stars are unlikely to be too regretful about its early conclusion given the reported tensions they experienced on set.
Despite its ultimate fate, “Ego” remains an example of how even the most ambitious and highly anticipated works can fall short when it comes to the expectations of audiences. Despite the best efforts of producers and stars, fickle viewers and tough network executives remain the ultimate arbiters of what makes a hit series.