OA has gone missing — again. Netflix has decided to cancel The OA TV series after two seasons and 16 episodes.
A sci-fi mystery, The OA stars Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Phyllis Smith, Alice Krige, Patrick Gibson, Brendan Meyer, Brandon Perea, Ian Alexander, and Jason Isaacs. The story centers on Prairie Johnson (Marling), an adopted young woman who is blind when she goes missing, but returns years later, with her vision restored. Although she won’t reveal what happened to her family and law enforcement, she now refers to herself as “The OA.” She assembles a team, tells them her tale, and says there are others they need to help. In the second season, OA navigates a new dimension, in which she had a completely different life as a Russian heiress.
“We are incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerizing chapters of The OA, and are grateful to Brit and Zal [Batmanglij] for sharing their audacious vision and for realizing it through their incredible artistry,” said Netflix’s Original Content VP, Cindy Holland. “We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.”
The cancellation was revealed almost five months after the second season dropped. We know that Netflix’s renewal decisions are typically made within a month of a season’s release so the reveal that there won’t be a third season isn’t a big surprise.
Here are responses from co-creators Marling and Batmanglij regarding the cancellation:
What do you think? Did you enjoy watching the two seasons of The OA TV show on Netflix? Would you have watched season three?
Needs 3rd season
I really thought you captured the imagination of its viewers. I wish someone else would pick it up. I really liked the direction it was heading in.
Netflix® has the very same IP-management model as the overrated “creative haven” by the press, Home Box Office®: Virtually each and every one of their “Original” scripted-content is self-owned, so you folks gotta learn such “bits-&-pieces” about the affairs( audiovisual-content business) you’re interested in.
As a token for your hopeful self-improvement, here’s myself spelling-it-out: Netflix® Studios owns the IP.
Maybe the symbology the owners of Netflix wanted portrayed felt enough for them. However, this is truly a slap in the face to your subscribers. There needs to be a 3rd season…..period.
The show should at least have a Netflix finale. Makes me want to cancel my subscription.
From the moment I clicked play, I had no idea the depth of a story I was about to enter. Each episode drew me in deeper and deeper. It was an amazing journey in concept and storytelling. I am so disheartened to hear there is no continuation or closure to the series. Applause to the writers and actors, but boo to Netflix for not continuing.
I wholeheartedly agree, it is a brilliant piece of cinematography, I cancelled my Netflix subscription..I was furious because they initially made a promise to finish this series (and more than a few others…I honestly have no idea how utter garbage TV series get renewed again and again but when something as genius as the OA comes around it gets cancelled after S2
Scott I don’t know if you’ve watched “Dark” yet but you should check it out just try to get to episode 6 it’s a little slow and confusing but it’s a phenomenal German show!