The OA is canceled by Netflix after just two seasons… as angry fans of the sci-fi take to Twitter to campaign for its return
Sci-fi drama The OA has been cancelled by Netflix after just two seasons.
Angry fans took to Twitter on Monday after the news was announced that the Brit Marling-created series won’t be coming back following a critically acclaimed second season.
The show, which debuted in 2016, was directed by Zal Batmanglij and revolved around a blind woman (played by Marling) missing for seven years who resurfaces under mysterious circumstances with her sight restored.
Viewers have been left in the lurch after season two, which was released in March, ended on a big cliffhanger and many loose ends.
End of the road: The OA has been cancelled by Netflix after just two seasons, the streaming platform announced on Monday
‘We are incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerizing chapters of The OA, and are grateful to Brit and Zal for sharing their audacious vision and for realizing it through their incredible artistry,’ said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content.
‘We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.’
In its short run, the series gained a devoted legion of followers who were shocked to hear the news on Monday and campaigned for its return.
‘Netflix cancelled The OA. that was some of the most epic writing and acting I’ve ever seen. So sad.’ One fan wrote on Twitter.
So sad: Viewers of the show took to Twitter in droves to express their disappointment at the loss of the show
Deserves more: Another Twitter user gushed about the show’s cinematography and storytelling
Just three more seasons: The hashtag #SaveTheOA started trending on Monday
Another chimed in: ‘Netflix must really be going through it with all these cancellations. But The OA is undoubtedly unlike any other show ever, it’s such a work of art in cinematography and storytelling. It’s such a wild and artistically inspirational ride, it deserved more #SaveTheOA’.
The hashtag #SaveTheOA started trending on Monday with Twitter users tagging Netflix competitor Hulu and pleading with them to take over production of the series.
Some fans went as far as canceling their subscription to the media service.
The show, which debuted in 2016, was directed by Zal Batmanglij and revolved around a woman (played by the show creator Brit Marling) missing for seven years who resurfaces under mysterious circumstances
Done: Some fans went as far as canceling their subscription to the media service
Executives at Netflix have previously said that cancellations come down to viewers versus production cost.
The axing of The OA comes after the company also canceled numerous other popular shows earlier this year including Santa Clarita Diet and One Day at a Time.
Last month Netflix canceled Tuca & Bertie and Designated Survivor.
Viewers have been left in the lurch after season two, which was released in March, ended on a big cliffhanger and many loose ends