The series starring Terry O'Quinn and Ramon Rodriguez premiered on May 22 to just shy of 3 million viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49, while the finale on Aug. 14 drew 2.4 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating. The 13-episode first season averaged 2.5 million viewers overall.
The show was originally slated for midseason but was eventually pushed back to the summer, according to Hitfix. Fox considered bringing it back for another summer run in 2015 but ultimately decided against the decision, deeming it too "heavily serialized." The show's filming location would have been moved from Los Angeles to take advantage of tax incentives in either North Carolina, Austin or Chicago in order to trim costs, and O'Quinn likely would not have returned. Fox's only freshman drama to be renewed for Season 2 this past season was "Sleepy Hollow," while "Almost Human" and "Rake" were also both cancelled after short runs.
Rodriguez confirmed the cancellation news on his Instagram account, writing, "As many of you have already heard unfortunately there will not be a 2nd season of 'Gang Related' on Fox. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who was a part of it and all the fans and people who supported it...it was an incredible and memorable experience. The love was felt and I send it right back. Much love."
"Gang Related," created by Chris Morgan ("Fast and the Furious") revolved around the members of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Gang Task Force. The cast also included Jay Hernandez, Cliff Curtis, rapper-turned-actor RZA and Sung Kang.