Netflix is doubling down on the bad news for loyal fans of its drama series “The OA.” Variety reports that after canceling the show earlier this month, the streamer has decided that it will not be producing a movie to wrap up the show’s storyline.
The report notes that news of the show’s cancellation incited “intense fan outcry, a flashmob, and even a hunger strike.”
“A source close to the discussions told Variety that Netflix and the show’s creators, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, talked about the idea of tying up the show’s loose ends in a movie format,” the publication reports. “But the plan for ‘The OA’ was to run over five seasons, and a two-hour conclusion wouldn’t have been sufficient. Because Netflix itself is the producer of ‘The OA,’ another network can’t swoop in to rescue the show, as Pop recently did with the Sony-produced ‘One Day at a Time.’”
The report notes that cast members on the show have been released from their contracts.