Hit Netflix sci-fi series The OA might have won over fans and critics, but it has still been cancelled. The latest series received an 84% fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. And Netflix has now confirmed it will not get a third season.
The show stars Brit Marling as a blind woman transported to a different dimension who regains her sight when she reappears on Earth. She becomes dedicated to rescuing people who have met the same fate. Marling created and co-produced the series with Zal Batmanglij, and Brad Pitt was also in the executive producing chair.
“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 for Netflix. “We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.”
As you might expect, fans are as disappointed as anything.
so I come on twitter to see The OA trending and I thought it was gonna be good NEWS about season 3 but bitch no.... Netflix rlly out here cancelling good shows :(( #TheOApic.twitter.com/IpSlboxSdD
— dale ♡ (@daleexr) August 5, 2019
I told my dad they cancelled THE OA pic.twitter.com/KSOoboVpzx
— Avishai Weinberger (@avishaiw) August 5, 2019
the OA is seriously one of the most well thought out shows ever. original, mind-blowing, interesting, funny and emotional, it’s diverse and it has amazing acting. there isn’t a show like it. brit and zal deserve to finish their 5 part vision!!#SaveTheOApic.twitter.com/JaDF7BxReDFan campaigns have had some success in recent years when it comes to getting shows uncancelled.
— sam (@spacesansa) August 5, 2019
Lucifer was originally cancelled by Fox, but a vociferous fan campaign saw it quickly picked up by Netflix.
And when the show was cancelled again, a similar campaign saw the final series bulked out with more episodes
So while it’s bad news for The OA right now – there could, still, be some hope.
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