Netflix has cancelled ‘The OA’ Season 3, but the show’s fans have been working hard to change its fate.
‘The OA’ chronicles the multi-dimensional journey of a formerly blind woman named Prairie, on her interdimensional adventures to save missing persons. The story begins when she returns after having disappeared for 7 years, with her eyesight restored once again. She has more secrets than her parents and the FBI can imagine, but Prairie doesn’t reveal them to anyone. ‘The OA’ premiered in December 2016 as if from another dimension and captivated the hearts and minds of viewers.
- All about the petition for ‘The OA’ Season 3
- Here’s the real reason why Netflix cancelled ‘The OA’
- ‘The OA’ Season 3 predictions
The series can be a bit difficult to watch if you’re the kind of viewer who questions everything that doesn’t fit in a normal world. The fans who gave their time and were completely invested in the series are disappointed at Netflix’s decision to cancel it.
If you’re a fan of ‘The OA’, you already know that the sci-fi, psychological-thriller series won’t be returning for a third season. Originally pitched as five seasons to Netflix, viewers were certain the show would continue to return for years to come. The fans feel somewhat cheated and have been working hard at their ends to change its fate.
All about the petition for ‘The OA’ Season 3
After the official announcement came in from Brit Marling, the show’s co-creator and protagonist, fans started a petition to save it. The ground-breaking season 2 cliffhanger made it impossible for fans to sit idle, so they did their best to change the streaming giant’s decision.
In response to the cancellation, a fan petition titled ‘Save The OA, Renew The OA For Season 3’ was formed. At the time, the petition had over 11,000 signatures which have grown to 101,000 and counting today!
“The OA has just been cancelled by Netflix on August 5th: the exact date for which its online fan base had planned an online #RenewTheOA campaign, requesting for Netflix to renew it for at least a third season”, read the description of the petition. It also encouraged fans to cancel their Netflix subscription and leave the reason behind it: the cancellation of ‘The OA’ Season 3.
Here’s the real reason why Netflix cancelled ‘The OA’
‘The OA’ creator and star Brit Marling announced that the series had not been renewed for a third season on August 5, 2019. We could presume that Netflix made the decision because of certain oddities in the series. For instance, it could have to do with the telepathic octopus or the awkward dance moves, but we’ll never really know.
If the cancellation was an action taken because of low viewership, that will remain a secret because Netflix doesn’t divulge viewership information. ‘The OA’ wasn’t perfect, it wasn’t as easy a binge-watch as other Netflix sci-fi shows like ‘Stranger Things’ were. It had a dedicated fanbase, but every new viewer still needed to sit through its twist and turns.
Both seasons of ‘The OA’ have been critically acclaimed, so the reason why the series found itself in the Netflix graveyard seems to have been a creative one.
‘The OA’ Season 3 predictions
Originally, the showrunners had five seasons in mind at the time when they wrote the first two. The season 2 cliffhanger was the last viewers will see of ‘The OA’ because without season 3, there are no answers to it. If there was ever a season 3 of the series, viewers would have a chance to see more of the multiverse the characters entered in, during season 2. Prairie, or ‘The OA’ would continue working towards her goal of putting an end to Dr Hap’s malevolent plans.
In a pre-cancellation announcement interview with “Indiewire“, Jason Isaacs who plays Dr Hap shared that season 3 would be very different from the first two.
“It’s [‘The OA’ Season 3] likely to be something entirely different. Season 1 and Season 2 in many ways couldn’t be more different. And I have no doubt they’ll do the same, because they don’t bore themselves, or they don’t want to bore the audience”.
Fans wish they could see Britt Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s audacious vision once again, but, unfortunately, Netflix doesn’t feel the same way.