Netflix will not produce a final film for The OA and it is unlikely that the show will be sold to third-party networks: this is revealed by Variety.
Hopes fade for ” The OA ” fans , the acclaimed Netflix series canceled by the streaming giant just a few weeks after the second season was released. In fact, the online protest seems to have served nothing , followed by petitions and flashmob: the company not only will not restore its production, but it does not even seem to want to offer users the possibility of a final film , as happened for ” Sense8 “. This is revealed by Variety, based on some sources close to the company.
The announcement of the cancellation of ” The OA “, arrived a few weeks ago, had left users stunned: despite the complexity of the plot, and a production perhaps not intended for a general public, the series had in fact received both critical acclaim that of the spectators, as well as the excellent results on Rotten Tomatoes also demonstrate . The enthusiasts had thus decided to mobilize themselves, taking all Netflix’s social media profiles by storm and demanding the restoration of the series, then moving the protest into real life with flashmob in the United States, where groups of fans organized to repeat the “movements “Characteristic of the show.
Yet the heated protest does not seem to have had any impact on the Netflix management, according to what has been reported by Variety. According to reports, the creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij would have discussed with the colossus the possibility of offering fans a final film, but the complexity of the plot – initially planned over a five-year timeframe – would not have allowed them to answer all the questions still open in just two hours. Meanwhile, Netflix freed all creators and actors from their contracts .
Similarly, it is very difficult for “The OA” to be saved by another network , be it a television broadcaster or a rival in the streaming universe, such as Hulu or Amazon Prime Video. This is because Netflix itself is one of the producers and, consequently, it is unlikely to sell the property to third parties. The news released by Variety sparked new controversy on social networks , while Netflix did not respond to a request for comment from the editorial staff of the US newspaper.