Netflix Cancels ‘The Order’ After 2 Seasons
Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away… Just as the streaming service announces a renewal for ‘Space Force’, news also dropped that teen supernatural drama ‘The Order‘ would not be back for a 3rd Season.
‘The Order’ followed college freshman Jack Morton (Jake Manley – ‘iZombie’, ‘Heroes: Reborn’) who joined fabled secret society The Order, where he was thrust into a world of magic, monsters and intrigue. As Jack went deeper, he uncovered dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts. The series was described as “a magical and terrifying journey to uncover our true selves… and the monsters that hide within.”
Screenwriter Dennis Heaton tweeted the news saying “For two seasons I was honored to work with an incredible cast and crew on The Order for @netflix. It is one of the best experiences of my career. Unfortunately, we aren’t returning, but I will always cherish the memories and the props I stole. Thank you all for watching.”
Alongside Jake Manley, the series starred Sarah Grey (‘Legends of Tomorrow’s Stargirl), who plays Alyssa, a pretty and smart overachiever with a double major in poli-sci who is a member of The Order and is attracted to Jack, and Louriza Tronco (‘Spiral’, ‘Make It Pop’) as Gabrielle Dupres, an acolyte in the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose. Matt Frewer (‘Altered Carbon’, ‘Watchmen’, ‘Orphan Black’), Sam Trammell (‘True Blood’), and Max Martini (‘Training Day’, ‘Revenge’) also starred.
“I had an absolutely BLAST playing Gabrielle,” added Louriza Tronco. “Thank you to the cast, crew, creative/executive team… and most of all to the fans for a magical 2 seasons. Really wish we could have continued that magic, but I know everything happens for a reason and I will forever be bonded with.” She then also goes on to joke “At least I don’t have to feel guilty about all of The Order mugs I took from the office anymore.”
‘The Order’ was written and created by Dennis Heaton (‘Motive’, ‘Ghost Wars’) alongside Shelley Eriksen (‘Private Eyes’, ‘Continuum’), with Heaton, Eriksen, Chad Oakes, Mike Frislev and David Von Ancken serving as exec producers. The series was produced for Netflix by Nomadic Pictures (‘Van Helsing’, ‘Ghost Wars’).
For those of you wondering what may have happened in a 3rd Season, Heaton did also mention “Jack was totally going to raise Alyssa from the dead, but she was going to come back wrong. Like, Pet Sematary wrong. Probably possessed by Zecchia. And a whole bunch of other corpses were coming back with her.” Shame we’ll never get to see it!
‘The Order‘ Seasons 1 & 2 can be found on Netflix UK and worldwide.
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