Fans who have been looking forward to The OA Season 3 are in for very disappointing news. Netflix has just canceled the sci-fi drama after only two seasons.
The news was reported by Variety along with a statement from Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix.
"We are incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerizing chapters of The OA, and are grateful to Brit and Zal for sharing their audacious vision and for realizing it through their incredible artistry," Holland said. "We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions."
The OA was co-created by Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, who stars as Prairie Johnson, a blind woman who returns after a seven-year disappearance with her sight miraculously restored. Upon her return, she refers to herself as the OA (Original Angel) and begins gathering a group whom she believes will be able to bring back missing people who are lost in a different dimension.
Interestingly, Marling and Batmanglij actually planned for The OA to last at least five seasons. Jason Isaacs, who plays Dr. Percy in the series, had previously told Radio Times that he was hoping to the full story unveiled.
"They've got all five seasons mapped out in their head. They did before they started," Isaacs said. "I'm so invested in seeing it as a fan that I hope to God that people like the show as much as I do because we'd like to get a season three, four and five."
The second season of The OA is still streaming on Netflix.