19 Dec 2019 3:30 PM +00:00 UTC

The OA Star Jason Isaacs Reveals Why Netflix Pulled The Plug on Sci-Fi Series

It's been a few months since Netflix decided to cancel The OA after two short seasons yet fans are still not over it. Interestingly, even Jason Isaacs hasn't moved on and the Star Trek: Discovery star may have revealed why the streaming service decided to pull the plug on the series.

Isaacs recently spoke to Radio Times about The OA and he offered a simple explanation of why Netflix didn't want to keep producing the show.

"It's one of the odd things that happen in the new media world that you're canceled not because of numbers, but because of other corporate needs," Isaacs said. "Netflix needs to build subscribers and they make their decisions on a bunch of other things, which are not to do with the number of people watching, more to do with how many people they can get to sign up."


Unfortunately, Isaacs could be right about this. Although The OA already had a steady number of fans who have subscribed to Netflix just to watch the series, the streaming service might not be too confident that the show will draw in any new viewers. Sadly, that resulted in the series getting the axe.

But what are the chances that The OA will continue on a different network? For now, the future of the show is still unclear although both Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij might be hoping to give the story a proper conclusion. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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