‘The OA’ will not be returning for a third season on Netflix after the streaming network cancelled the series on Monday…
‘The OA’ has come to an end.
The series created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmangli, which became a bit of a pop culture phenomenon during the first season, has now been cancelled by Netflix following the second season that debuted earlier this year.
“We are incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerizing chapters of The OA, and are grateful to Brit and [co-creator] Zal [Batmanglij] for sharing their audacious vision and for realizing it through their incredible artistry,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix. “We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.”
‘The OA’ followed Prairie Johnson, a blind girl who mysteriously disappears and then returns home seven years later with her sight restored, who then shares her bizarre life story with a group of strangers that blurs the line between fact and fiction.
There was a long wait between seasons one and two for ‘The OA’ but the most recent installment ended with a cliffhanger, which had fans of the show hopeful for a third installment. Unfortunately that won’t happen now after Netflix has opted not to renew the series for a third season.
Marling, who co-created the show and also starred as Prairie Johnson, released a statement following the announcement that Netflix decided to cancel ‘The OA’ after two seasons.
“Zal and I are deeply sad not to finish this story,” Marling wrote. “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 first two seasons of ‘The OA’ are still available on Netflix.