The OA cancelled by Netflix after two seasons

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It has been confirmed that The OA will not be returning for a third season on Netflix, with the streaming service cancelling the show instead. We’ve got all the information right here…

The sci-fi series was created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, with Marling also starring in the series as Prairie, the mysterious not-blind-anymore woman at the centre of the story.

Cindy Holland, head of originals at Netflix, confirmed the news with this statement: “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.”

Marling took to Instagram to share her reaction to the news. Here’s an excerpt from her post:

“Zal and I are deeply sad not to finish the story. The first time I heard the news I had a good cry. So did one of our executives at Netflix that 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 for everyone who worked on and cared for this story.”

Sadly, it’s becoming more and more common for Netflix to cancel shows quite early. The rumour is that brand new releases attract more subscriptions than returning series.