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Netflix can kill The OA, but it can’t kill a movement

The latest manifestation happened in New York City’s Times Square earlier this week. As flash mobs descended, a massive billboard—paid for by a GoFundMe—projected #SaveTheOA throughout the main hub of Midtown. The flash mobs performed the show’s “movements,” odd-looking dances meant to transcend time and space and also foster community. The billboard, which raised more than $5,000 in 24 hours, was made using fan art and was animated by a team that spanned the globe. Last week, on the other side of the country, fans picketed outside Netflix’s Los Angeles headquarters with signs reading “Algorithms don’t tell stories. Human hearts do.” One fan even went on a hunger strike to bring back the show. There may be a hashtag, but the efforts to bring back The OA go far beyond the usual internet slacktivism. – Angela Watercutter, Wired via Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2Lf4W35
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Apple Scraps Richard Gere Drama ‘Bastards’ (Exclusive)

Picked up straight to series late last year, Bastards was set to star Gere as one of two elderly Vietnam veterans and best friends who find their monotonous lives upended when a woman they both loved 50 years ago is killed by a car. Their lifelong regrets and secrets collide with their resentment of today’s self-absorbed millennials, and the duo then go on a shooting spree. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/m9X1UD

Sorry ‘OA’ Fans, But the ‘The OA’ Cancellation is Real

Despite an admirable effort from fans to “#SaveTheOA,” followed by an insistence that “#TheOAisReal,” the show will not be coming back after its cancellation. Though many fans believed the cancellation to be a ruse, a source close to the situation confirmed with Decider the show will not be returning to Netflix. – Anna Menta, Decider » https://trib.al/gd7Q2fn

‘The OA’ Canceled By Netflix After Two Seasons

In The OA, Marling starred as an adopted blind woman who goes missing for seven years. When she suddenly turns up alive, she can see, has unexplained scars on her back, and refers to herself as the OA. Rather than explain things to her parents or the authorities, she reveals her secrets to some locals and gives them her life story. Ultimately, she seeks their help in finding other missing people. – Nellie Andreeva & Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2Yr4Sp8

Amazon Cancellation Spree: 5 Shows Axed — Which One Hurt the Most?

The streamer went on a bit of a killing spree Saturday, cancelling five series including the freshman Maya Rudolph-Fred Armisen afterlife satire Forever and sophomore critical fave Patriot. Amazon also pulled the plug on Matthew Weiner’s one-and-done anthology drama The Romanoffs, the podcast-inspired horror show Lore and the Miles Teller-fronted cop drama Too Old to Die Young. – Michael Aussiello, TV Line » https://ift.tt/32RWBsF

Oh man, Netflix just canceled ‘Good Omens’

Good Omens was released in May. David Tennant plays the demon Crowley, while Michael Sheen plays his counterpart as the angel Aziraphale. The campaign is upset that the two characters are “good friends.” The petition’s creators are also perturbed that the six-part series portrays God as evil, while the devils appear as good. – Eilish O’Sullivan, The Daily Dot » http://bit.ly/2NjIQQ3

Big data sees most SVOD originals cancelled after two seasons

VOD services posted the lowest number of seasons with cancellations coming after an average of 2.1 seasons. Netflix accounts for 68% of VOD cancellations in the USA with 12 of its13 cancellations since September 2018 occurring at three seasons or lower, including four Marvel shows, as well as original comedies All About the Washingtons, The Good Cop and Friends from College. Over half of Netflix’s cancellations have been in the Sci-Fi genre. No streaming series was renewed or cancelled beyond a seventh season. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2D5ONbG
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