The Alaska Daily has been discontinued. ABC drama highlights MMIW crisis

ABC has been canceled Alaska Dailya prime-time drama starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and indigenous Grace Dove (Sekwepemuk) in just one season.

The show started in September last year and ended on March 30 after airing all 11 episodes.

Alaska Daily Focusing on the rampant Murder of Indigenous Women (MMIW), it endangered millions of viewers during its first season broadcast.

In the series, Swank played Eileen Fitzgerald, an investigative journalist who abandoned her high-profile life in New York after her downfall. At the urging of her former editor, she joins the small Metro Daily in Anchorage. Her first assignment is to get the scoop on an unsolved case involving the death of an Aboriginal woman. She is paired with another reporter played by Dove who works with Fitzgerald.

“It’s been a lifetime in the making and I’m so honored to be a part of such an important story,” said Dove. wrote on Instagram For the premiere in September last year. “Raising awareness #MMIW on network television. ”

According to a 2017 Urban Indian Health Institute study, Alaska ranks fourth in the nation for MMIW infections, behind New Mexico, Washington, and Arizona. In 2016, there were more than 5,000 reports of missing American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls, but only 116 were recorded in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Missing Persons Database.

Unfortunately, it led to the cancellation announcement on Friday due to the audience rating. Alaska Daily Average total viewership per episode was 5.3 million.

The series can be streamed on Hulu in the US and Disney+ in many countries, including the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

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