Sorry fans of Netflix’s ‘The OA’, but the streaming service will not produce a movie to wrap up the show following its recent cancellation. Netflix announced it was axing the sci-fi series in early August, about a month ago, and fans have been rallying in hopes of getting the giant to reverse that decision, going so far as to mount a hunger strike. But the fact that Netflix won’t even cough up the dough for a finale movie indicates that this show is history.
The second season ended on a cliffhanger, as its creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij intended for ‘The OA’ to last for five seasons.
Marling, who also starred on the series, posted a message on her Instagram last weekend:
“We’re humbled, to be honest floored, by the outpouring of support for The OA. Your words and images move us deeply. Not because the show must continue, but because for some people its unexpected cancelation begs larger questions about the role of storytelling and its fate inside late capitalism’s push toward consolidation and economies of scale … The other day [The OAshowrunner] Zal [Batmanglij] and I pulled over to offer a bottle of water and food to a young woman who has been protesting the cancelation of the show on a street corner in Hollywood. As we were leaving she said, ‘You know, what I’m really protesting is late capitalism.’ And then she said something that I haven’t been able to forget since: ‘Algorithms aren’t as smart as we are. They cannot account for love.’ Her words. Not mine. And the story keeps going inside them.”
At the time of the cancellation, Netflix’s head of originals Cindy Holland stated:
“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. We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.”
Were you a fan? Are you upset that it has been canceled on a cliffhanger?
Source: Entertainment Weekly