The OA Season 3: Why It Got Axed For The Upcoming Season?

Would there be the OA Season 3?

Led to becoming the most anticipated show on Netflix, as expected its ending is the highly confusing one. This mind-boggling season leaves a lot of unanswered questions.

Netflix has canceled the sci-fi drama after two seasons. The show’s creative and executive producer Brit Marling and ZalBatmanaglij.

Starred Brit Marling as Prairie Johnson, a woman who resurfaces after going missing for seven years. Now known by the ‘OA’, she can see everything despite being blind.

Following the OA Season 3 cancellation, the fans quickly took to Twitter, tweeting #RenewTheOA, and #SaveTheOA.

Over on Instagram, Marling wrote a letter to fans saying in part, ‘’Zal and I are deeply sad not to finish the story. The first time I heard the news I had a good cry. So did one of our executives at Netflix who has been with us since the early days when we were sketching out Hap’s basement on the floor of our production office in Queens. It’s been an intense journey for everyone who worked on and cared about this story.’’

And Netflix’s Head of Originals, Cindy Holland said, ‘’ 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 realizing it through their incredible story. We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.’’

The OA season 1 was premiered back in December 2016 but the second chapter didn’t arrive until March 2019. So there little chance we might be waiting for anything new.

The OA Season 3: Why Netflix Canceled The Forthcoming Season?

Netflix has learned that the first two seasons of a show are key to bring in subscribers. But, the OA Season 3 doesn’t do much to retain or win new subscribers.

Ending the season after second saves money because showrunners who oversee production tend to negotiate a boost in pay after two years.

Understandably this approach isn’t popular with producers, especially those running shows designed to be told over multiple seasons like the OA.

The OA Season 3: Not Binge-worthy Enough?

On the surface, The OA is your typical binge-worthy Netflix show, teasing viewers with glimpses of what’s to come in order to keep them rooted in their seats for hours on end.

That relationship between show and viewer only functions if the build-up to those glimpses is satisfying enough in its own right. However, in the case of the OA season 3, it was very much a one-sided relationship.

Simply put, the OA required viewers to dit through hours of speculative twists and turns for ultimately very little payoff in return.  Questions were answered with questions that lead to yet more questions.

The OA Season 3: About The Octopus!

The OA isn’t for everybody! It wildly imaginative and incredibly well-executed, but it’s mysteries are often a bit too impenetrable.

The OA season 1 ended with a school shooting. One character swallows the sea-anemone during a near-death experience. In the same episode in which another character swallows a bird given to her by an angel with braille on her face.

The OA season 2 was equally weird, and,  for some critics, it just went too far.  If there’s one single moment in the OA season 2 that seemed to push people over the edge, it’s when Brit Marling’s ‘original angel’ meets a telepathic octopus.

Let us know what part of the OA series gave you real goosebumps. What do you like the most, do you find it binge-worthy or cringe-worthy? Give us your feedback in the comment section below.


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