Netflix series The OA has been cancelled after just two seasons, it is being reported.
According to Variety, the mystery thriller, starring Brit Marling as a blind woman who disappeared seven years ago only to suddenly return with her sight restored, will not be returning for a third season.
It wasn’t that long ago that Jason Isaacs, who plays villainous doctor Hunter Aloysius, revealed that season three of the show would be “entirely different” in comparison to the episodes that came before it. If by entirely different he meant non-existent then he would be absolutely correct.
“We are incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerising chapters of The OA, and are grateful to Brit and Zal for sharing their audacious vision and for realising it through their incredible artistry,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix, discussing the cancellation of the show. “We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.”
Co-created by Marling and Zal Batmanglij, The OA was also executive produced by the pair along with Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Sarah Esberg from Plan B Entertainment and Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar.
In addition to Marling and Isaacs, the series also starred Emory Cohen, Patrick Gibson, Ian Alexander, Phyllis Smith, Brendan Meyer, Brandon Perea, Will Brill, Sharon Van Etten, Scott Wilson, Alice Krieg, and Paz Vega.
Fans have expressed their disappointment and devastation at the cancellation of the show, with several questioning why Netflix would cancel The OA but keep 13 Reasons Why.
“NETFLIX CANCELLING THE BEST OF THEIR SHOWS LIKE THE OA OR SENSE8 BUT KEEPING SHITS LIKE 13 REASONS WHY. I AM TRULY DONE,” one fan said.
Another wrote: “netflix: cancels the get down
“netflix: cancels everything sucks
“netflix: cancels sense8
“netflix: cancels one day at a time
“netflix: cancels the oa
“also netflix: releasing a new 13 reasons why season”
NETFLIX CANCELLING THE BEST OF THEIR SHOWS LIKE THE OA OR SENSE8 BUT KEEPING SHITS LIKE 13 REASONS WHY. I AM TRULY DONE pic.twitter.com/j4atjMIKcD
— laura ✨ (@daisyrdley) August 5, 2019
netflix: cancels the get down
netflix: cancels everything sucks
netflix: cancels sense8
netflix: cancels one day at a time
netflix: cancels the oa
— berry (@sckberry) August 5, 2019
Matthew D’Ambrosio, screen coordinator for The Vampire Diaries and The Umbrella Academy, bid the show farewell, tweeting: “Goodbye, ‘The OA’, you beautifully weird show.”
Goodbye, The OA, you beautifully weird show. Truly unlike anything else on television!!! pic.twitter.com/KsuE3olGn9
— Matthew D'Ambrosio™️ ? (@drmattdambrosio) August 5, 2019
See more responses to the cancellation of The OA below, including many threatening to cancel their Netflix account if the show isn’t reinstated:
i’m really throwing a tantrum over the OA getting canceled
iT MAKES NO FUCKING SENSE pic.twitter.com/QWNd2LzUon
— i hate it here (@itsmarzetta) August 5, 2019
— ??????? (@valxvee) August 5, 2019
— Mike Povey (@mikepovey1990) August 5, 2019
— Nik ?️? (@nicokont) August 5, 2019
— j (@joeleenjolene) August 5, 2019
— Sarah Eli (@Pageskimmer) August 5, 2019
really makes me laugh how Netflix keeps promoting their most popular show stranger things yet lack promoting their most underrated shows like the OA and then cancel them bc “nOT eNoUGh vIEWs”, well maybe try a little harder idk??? pic.twitter.com/nLFJWhqYzu
— moo #SaveTheOA ? (@kenuobi) August 5, 2019
ceo of netflix after cancelling The OA pic.twitter.com/afudwAMqi9
— ryan ✨ (@criminxle) August 5, 2019
— rethink.and.change (@xVx_hamburg) August 5, 2019
— ? (@mulholland_vi) August 5, 2019
At this point I'm deleting my Netflix because wtf!!!!!! The OA was such an amazing show and they WANT TO CANCEL IT?!!!? WHO THE FUCK IS RUNNING THIS SHIT pic.twitter.com/HYKtUuzNlh
— Dvneangel (@dvneangel) August 5, 2019
Me and my mutuals doing the five movements to save The OA https://t.co/hgiIV3RIqw
— Kareem Baholzer (@notokaydotmp3) August 5, 2019
In May, Netflix announced that they had made the decision to cancel its show Santa Clarita Diet after just three seasons – it now appears a reason why might have been revealed.
The news of the cancellation came after the final 10 episodes of the Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant-led zombie comedy dropped on the streaming service March 29.