Netflix has decided to cancel The OA TV series after two seasons and 16 episodes.
A sci-fi mystery, The OA stars Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Phyllis Smith, Alice Krige, Patrick Gibson, Brendan Meyer, Brandon Perea, Ian Alexander, and Jason Isaacs. The story centers on Prairie Johnson (Marling), an adopted young woman who is blind when she goes missing, but returns years later, with her vision restored. Although she won’t reveal what happened to her family and law enforcement, she now refers to herself as “The OA.” She assembles a team, tells them her tale, and says there are others they need to help. In the second season, OA navigates a new dimension, in which she had a completely different life as a Russian heiress.
“We are incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerizing chapters of The OA, and are grateful to Brit and Zal [Batmanglij] for sharing their audacious vision and for realizing it through their incredible artistry,” said Netflix’s Original Content VP, Cindy Holland. “We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.”
The cancellation was revealed almost five months after the second season dropped. We know that Netflix’s renewal decisions are typically made within a month of a season’s release so the reveal that there won’t be a third season isn’t a big surprise.