Netflix have announced they have cancelled teen dramas ‘The Society’ and ‘I Am Not Okay With This’.
The streaming site explained Covid-19 impacted them to make the decision. Both shows were on track for the second season. ‘The Society’ was officially renewed last summer whereas ‘I am Not Okay With This’ was speculated to have scripts already written.
In a statement for Deadline, Netflix said: “We’re disappointed to have to make these decisions due to circumstances created by COVID, and we are grateful to these creators, including Jonathan Entwistle, Christy Hall, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry at 21 Laps Entertainment for I Am Not Okay With This; Chris Keyser, Marc Webb and Pavlina Hatoupis for The Society; and all the writers, casts and crews who worked tirelessly to make these shows for our members around the world.”
The shows picked up a number of fans after their initial release and the cancellation has left them feeling disappointed.
To avoid losing ‘The Society’, which is a modern take on ‘The Lord Of The Flies’, fans have proposed Hulu buys the show off Netflix.
Heartbroken fans have saved previously cancelled shows before. In 2018, Fox dropped ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ after five seasons. The next day, NBC picked up the sitcom after fans displayed their grief on social media.
However, in 2020, problems lie with how filming can take place with current social distancing rules.
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