It’s never nice to report that a show has been cancelled, but here we are once again: Netflix has opted not to renew Seven Seconds for a season, with the streaming service instead choosing to pull the plug on this crime drama after just one set of episodes.
Created and executive produced by The Killing‘s Veena Sud, Seven Seconds had all the makings of a hit. Clare-Hope Ashitey, Regina King and numerous other talented folks starred in the short-lived show, which was set in a New Jersey town. The plot of the series dealt with the aftermath of a policeman shooting an African-American youngster. The reviews were generally positive, and there was even talk of an Emmy submission, but still, Netflix has not opted to renew the drama for another season.
Cindy Holland, Netflix content chief, said this in a statement:
“We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of Seven Seconds. Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come.”
Indeed, all ten episodes of Seven Seconds season 1 remain on Netflix and are well worth a look. We’ll be interested to see what the cast and crew do next.
The exact reason for the cancellation hasn’t been announced, but the general assumption with Netflix is that they weigh up the cost of the show with the number of paying customers who watched it.
We’ll bring you more Netflix news as it happens.