A mysterious drama series combining elements of science fiction, the supernatural and fantasy has been canceled after two seasons. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Netflix is pulling the plug on “The OA.”
The series, which rolled out its first season in late 2016, unspooled season two on the streamer back in March. Each of the first two seasons consists of eight episodes.
The series stars Brit Marling and was created by Marling and Zal Batmanglij.
THR quotes Netflix head of originals Cindy Holland saying: “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. We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.”
THR notes: “The cancellation comes as Netflix has increasingly lowered the ax on scripted originals as the streamer continues to evaluate where to best allocate its financial resources. The choice, sources stress, is mulling if another season can bring in the level of new subscribers or if other new programming would have a greater value to drawing new customers to the subscription streaming platform. To that end, Netflix has recently canceled animated comedy ‘Tuca & Bertie,’ ABC import ‘Designated Survivor,’ ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ and ‘Chambers.'”