The OA is a successful Netflix show which got cancelled after only 2 seasons. But fan theory are suggesting if this was only a publicity stunt by the creators and Netflix for Season 3.
The OA is a mysterious science fiction show that left it’s audience in a wake of uncomfortable anticipation by always wondering what’s next. A very successful show and a loyal audience only left a wake of sadness when Netflix abruptly cancelled The OA after only two seasons.
Brit Marling, lead actor, writer and creator of The OA had taken to her official Instagram handle to announce the cancellation and expressed her grief over the news.
- The OA: Theory Explained
- The OA is Bout Faith
But there might not be a reason for this grief at all. Several reports online are suggesting that the cancellation is a ruse and a mega publicity stunt by Netflix and the creators of the show.
Too much? Let’s find out.
The OA: Theory Explained
Yes, for those of you wondering if this is what wishful thinking and mindless dreaming look like, well this is not far off.
But these rumours have substance behind them. The most popular fan theory suggests that the cancellation twist will play itself into the storyline. In the second season twist where OA (Original Angel played by Brit Marling), Hap (Played by Jason Issacs), Homer (played by Emory Cohen) and Steve (played by Patrick Gibson) travel to a dimension in which The OA is being filmed- a dimension which could be either exactly or very similar of the one we live in.
The ending of Season 3 of The OA gave the entire series a very interesting turnoff events. In the final few moments of the finale we see OA rise into the air in as Hap performs the movements in one dimension whereas the boys perform the movements at the same location in another.
And then as we see Karim watch OA’s ascent from the house on the hill where a bird flies into the portal and knocks Brit into a dimension where she is an actor by the name of Brit Marling on a set and acting in a series called ‘The OA’. (this is meta to a whole another level)
And this is exactly why fans are wondering if the cancellation is just a ruse to fit into the storyline and create hype for the show even more. What else would be the reason to leave Season 2 with two very significant cliff-hangers and not come back for Season 3?
The OA is Bout Faith
The OA has been uncompromising and a creatively driven show never once compromising with it’s vision. You have to give the show that. It redefined the word “original” in Original Content. And through all the dance movements, inter-dimensional travel and overall eerie weirdness of The OA it was always about faith.
Do you believe? In this? In yourself?
Perhaps this question has been asked a million times in a million ways but this was a first. In the two seasons of bizarre, unpredictable storyline The OA only asked the audience to believe in one thing: The Impossible.
So, believing in the theory of ‘show in a show’ is not crazy in the least. If it is anything, it is brilliant.
Here is hoping that Season 3 surprises us, makes us question our faith and we may finally believe in the impossible.
And as OA once said,
“I asked you to believe in impossible things, and you never once looked at me like I was crazy. That is why I cannot give up on you”
And we won’t give up on you either, OA. Do you believe in this theory? Let us know in the comments below!