It is the end of the road for the 2019 fantasy series ‘The Order’ as Netflix has decided to cancel it after 2 seasons.
In 2019, Netflix released its Canadian-American supernatural/horror venture ‘The Order‘, created by Dennis Heaton. The series showed a lot of promise and opened to widespread critical acclaim with a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Its themes of sorcery and wizardry combined with elements of dark comedy sat quite well with its viewers and critics. Right from its premiere, the series enjoyed a small dedicated fanbase which unfortunately did not grow much. After developing two seasons of the fantasy show, Netflix has cancelled ‘The Order’.
- ‘The Order’: Welcome to an occult secret society like no other
- Expectation for a season 3
- Cancellation after 2 seasons
‘The Order’: Welcome to an occult secret society like no other
‘The Order’ seemed like an amalgamation of the Harry Potter franchise, ‘Teen Wolf‘, and ‘The Magicians’, but with an ominous vibe. Starring a relatively unknown cast of Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer, Max Martini, and Louriza Tronco, ‘The Order’ is the story of Jack Morton (Manely), a college student who becomes a member of a secret society called Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose.
The society practices and teaches magic and inducts Jack as a new student. However, as Jack looks further into the history and workings of The Order, he discovers not just family secrets but also an ongoing battle between werewolves and the supernatural dark arts.
The series was praised for its fresh-faced cast and interesting storyline but never particularly enjoyed a huge following. Despite being a single-camera show created on a restricted budget, its makers evidently put in a great amount of effort in getting it to look lavish until its very last episode. It was cancelled after a run of 20 episodes.
Expectation for a season 3
While season 1 built the foundation for what was to come, season 2 executed the story with finesse and managed to serve its viewers a suspenseful roller-coaster ride laced with romance, action, and tons of drama. Fans also wanted to see more onscreen interactions between real-life couple Jake Manley and Jocelyn Hudon (who played Ruby Speers, the assistant of Dr Hemmings). The two also got engaged recently.
The ambitious series with its commendable use of special effects and a top-notch make-up crew was shockingly cancelled as the writers of the show were already thinking about the plot of season 3.
Cancellation after 2 seasons
Showrunner Dennis Heaton took to Twitter to announce that the series had been cancelled by Netflix. He wrote,
“For two seasons, I was honoured to work with an incredible cast and crew on ‘The Order’ for Netflix … Unfortunately, we aren’t returning, but I will always cherish the memories and the props I stole. Thank you all for watching”.
Heaton also did his fans a huge service by revealing what would have possibly happened in season 3 had the show been renewed. He went ahead and tweeted,
“PS – Jack was totally going to raise Alyssa from the dead, but she was going to come back wrong. Like, Pet Sematary wrong. Probably possessed by Zecchia. And a whole bunch of other corpses were coming back with her”.
Actress Katie Isabelle (who played Vera Stone) also expressed her gratitude to fans via her official Twitter handle.
The cancellation came as disappointing news to the show’s fans who were eagerly waiting for the third season. We are still hoping that the makers of the show have at least some kind of a reunion where they answer all the burning questions fans were left with at the end of season 2.
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