Netflix has cancelled popular show The OA, and fans are not happy about it. In fact, they’re so displeased that they are petitioning the streaming giant to reverse their decision.
Many people are claiming that they’ve only got to hear ‘half the story’, and are demanding at least another season to ‘wrap things up’.
Netflix’s head of originals, Cindy Holland, announced the cancellation, saying: “We are incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerising chapters of The OA, and are grateful to Brit and Zal for sharing their audacious vision and for realising it through their incredible artistry,
“We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.”
Creators, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, have had a huge response from fans. So much so that Brit took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message to fans. She wrote: “Zal and I are deeply sad not to finish this story. The first time I heard the news, I had a good cry. So did one of our executives at Netflix who has been with us since the early days when we were sketching out Hap’s basement on the floor of our production office in Queens. It’s been an intense journey who worked on and cared about this story.”
The Change.org petition reads: “The OA is such an important show to so many people. Netflix is known for canceling fan favorites so we at least ask Netflix to give it a third season or a few episodes to wrap it up. We need more!
“Brit and Zal spent so many countless hours creating this world and bringing it to life, hoping for five seasons. This world is full of love, acceptance, and bravery. Something we need to see more of on our screens. Science fiction brings their imagination to life, we have to continue this. To have it cancelled after two is such a shame,
“The creators and fans of this show deserve to have the story finished.”
The petition currently has over 3,000 signatures.
Featured image credit: Netflix/The OA