The OA was cancelled by Netflix after Season 2, and fans were not having it.
Since news of the cancellation, the large fan base of the show has been hard at work coming up with ways to convince the streaming service to bring The OA back.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the efforts included a grass-roots crowdfunding campaign to pay for digital billboards in Times Square. Next up, a group of fans learned choreography to the series’ five movements and performed as a flash mob outside of Netflix offices. There is also at least one fan who began a hunger strike.
The campaign to bring The OA back began on social media with #RenewTheOA #SaveTheOA trending on Twitter and links to a Change.org petition which has over 80,000 signatures at the time this post is being published.
Fans coming together to bring TV shows back isn’t a new concept. An Insider article shares 16 series that have come back in the form of films, specials, or entirely new seasons, most finding a place on a streaming service.
A source reported to Variety that Netflix will not be wrapping the story up with a movie, also noting that the cast has been released from their contracts. No word yet on whether the fan response will convince Netflix to consider bringing the series back.
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