The OA cancelled after two seasons
Fans are predictably upset with #savetheOA trending on Twitter.
The OA has been cancelled by Netflix after two seasons.
While the streaming giant didn’t give a specific reason, they've previously stated they compare viewership numbers with how much the show costs to make when deciding whether or not to renew it.
Created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the supernatural sci-fi drama follows a blind woman named Prairie Johnson (Marling) who reappears after mysteriously vanishing seven years ago with her sight restored.
Now calling herself the OA (or original angel) she recruits a group of troubled teenagers and their lonely teacher to help her open a portal to another dimension.
Alongside Marling, Emory Cohen, Jason Isaacs, Phyllis Smith, Patrick Gibson, Ian Alexander, Brendan Meyer, Brandon Perea also starred.
The eight episode first season dropped in its entirety on the streaming service in December 2016 with the second, dubbed Part II, arriving three years later in March 2019.
Both received excellent reviews with critics praising its mystery, acting and directing.
“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,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix.
“We look forward to working with them again in this and perhaps many other dimensions.”