Based on the third novel in the Jumper series by Steven Gould, Impulse features a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. When a local drug dealer attempts to assault her, she discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport. This newfound power confirms her conviction that she really was different from everybody else, but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her.
Word is out that YouTube has cancelled Impulse after two seasons. The news comes directly from showrunner Lauren LeFranc, who took to Twitter to thank fans and those who worked on the show.
The drama premiered on the streamer's subscription service, YouTube Premium, in 2018. It wasn't long before it was picked up for a second season after mostly positive critical feedback. But a recent shift in programming strategy by the service to focus less on scripted fare and more on reality-based shows cut Impulse's run short.
Impulse follows the life of Henry Coles, a 16-year-old girl who is somewhat of an outsider in her new town of Reston, New York. But her days of being isolated and withdrawn don't last long, as a traumatic encounter with a classmate changes everything by triggering a power from deep within her - one that she cannot control.