Netflix Cancels ‘The OA’ After 2 Seasons
It’s all over for ‘The OA‘ as Netflix announces it has cancelled the mysterious, mind-bending drama after 2 Seasons.
Created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij (‘Sound of My Voice’, ‘The East’), the show begins with blind girl Prairie Johnson (played by Marling herself), appearing on a bridge after having been missing for years, but with her sight restored. Returning to her home and the community she grew up in, some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, However, Prairie won’t talk about her seven years missing with the FBI or her parents, but forms a group in secret to tell her tale…
Part II of the story followed Prairie/OA as she navigates a new dimension, one in which she had a completely different life as a Russian heiress, and one in which she once again finds herself as Hap’s captive. Part II introduces Karim Washington, a private detective tasked with finding a missing teen. His path crosses with OA, as they try to solve the mystery of the teen’s whereabouts and a house on Nob Hill connected to the disappearance of several teenagers. Meanwhile, back in the first dimension, BBA, Angie and the boys find themselves on a journey to understand the truth behind OA’s story and the incredible realities she described.
“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,” commented Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix. “We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.”
Whilst Netflix are quite good at renewing shows for a 2nd Season, that rate drops off sharply as the costs rise and viewers drop. We’ve seen a number of dramas being ended at 3rd Seasons recently, but it seems ‘The OA’ isn’t going to make it that far.
Both Seasons of ‘The OA‘ can be watched now on Netflix.
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