The OA was always up there in the list of series I wanted to watch. It’s arc definitely piqued my interest with its all-around different vibe. After watching just an episode, I never really got to watch it again. It was 2016, it was a big year for other series like Stranger Things and The Crown. You can’t possibly blame me.
After three years, a hearty two seasons and a very distraught audience, Netflix canceled the show. Fans have expressed their frustrations after that.
Cindy Hollan, Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content, told Variety “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.”
Despite receiving amazing reviews, Netflix’s decision seemed pretty odd. If this were a TV show, the network would drain the life out of this show––squeezing penny after penny.
The OA starred Brit Marling who played Prairie, a blind woman for seven years and upon returning home, had her sight restored! After that, she called herself the OA or the Original Angel and recruited teens to help her locate other missing people in different dimensions.
Ian Alexander played Buck, a transgender teenager who helped the OA.
Zal Batmanglig, Marling’s partner in creating the series, is openly gay and comes from D.C.
@britmarling posted her sentiments on Instagram following the incident:
“Zal and I are deeply sad not to finish this story,” Marling expressed.
“The first time I head the news I had a good cry. It’s been an intense journey for everyone who worked on and cared about this story. While we cannot finish this story, I can promise you we will tell others.”