Time flies. Netflix has cancelled its Seven Seconds TV show after just one season. Reportedly, since there will be no season two of the once potential anthology series, the streaming service is likely to submit Seven Seconds for Emmy consideration as Limited Series: Drama. The Seven Seconds cancellation comes in just shy of two months after the Netflix TV series premiered, on February 23rd.
A Netflix crime drama, Seven Seconds stars Regina King, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby, Beau Knapp, Michael Mosley, David Lyons, Raúl Castillo, Zackary Momoh, Patrick Murney, Michelle Veintimilla, Nadia Alexander, Adriana DeMeo, and Coley Mustafa Speaks. The story unfolds in Jersey City, when a white police officer accidentally hits and critically injures African-American teen Brenton Butler. After the young man dies, the ensuing cover-up ignites racially fueled community tensions.
More About the Seven Seconds TV Show Cancellation
Netflix has released a statement on the Seven Seconds cancellation to Deadline. Check it out.
“We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of Seven Seconds, said Cindy Holland, VP, Original Content, Netflix. “Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come.”
The news outlet also reports:
No decision for the cancellation was given but Netflix usually stacks up proprietary viewership data against the price of a show. Seven Seconds, from Fox 21 TV Studios, was an expensive high-end drama which was overall well received by critics, with a 77% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of the Seven Seconds TV series? Is it best as a single season stand-alone TV show? Finally, if it were up to you, would Netflix cancel or renew Seven Seconds for a second season?