Netflix cancels Girlboss after only one season

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It appears that Netflix is continuing some of their recent misfortune with their shows as they have announced the cancellation of Girlboss after only a single season. This follows the surprise cancellations of shows Sense8 and Get Down, which both proved to have a cult following with certain fans, but were unable to attract a large enough audience to justify their vast production costs. It seems Girlboss has fallen on a similar problem.

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos shared some news to Deadline about the cancellation of the show:

Relative to what you spent, are people watching it? When I say that, a big expensive show for a huge audience is great. A big, expensive show for a tiny audience is hard even in our model to make that work very long.

The show’s executive producer Kay Cannon went on to say the following:

While I’m proud of the work we did, I’m looking forward to controlling my narrative from here on out. It was a good show, and I was privileged to work with incredible talent, but living my life as a caricature was hard even if only for two months.

It’s unclear from Cannon’s statement as to how she feels about the news. A lot of passion certainly went into the show, though it appears she is clearly more comfortable in working on a story that she has conceived rather than working on an adaptation and taking some direction from a bigger studio.

Girlboss was highly anticipated when it was first announced, based on a popular book of the same name that follows the story of Sophia (Britt Robertson) as she journeys from struggling with minimum-wage to running an online vintage clothing business. You need more than a good idea to make a great TV show and it seems people were not enamoured by both the show’s premise and its cast.

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With the number of shows Netflix is producing, it’s inevitable that there are going to be shows that don’t work out, so we can certainly expect to see more of these announcements over the next few months.

Last Updated: June 26, 2017

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I’d rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

  • Yes drop those shows and fund more Santa Clarita Diet!

    6 SEASONS AND A MOVIE!

    • Hammersteyn

      Still need to watch that o/

    • The what now?

    • Chuckles von Clausewitz III

      No, 10 Seasons and THREE MOVIES!!!

  • Ricardo Harvey

    My wife is going to be pissed. Maybe they should do more marketing of their shows?

    • Chuckles von Clausewitz III

      Just get your wife to watch Heartland. She’ll forget girlboss even existed.

  • Ah damn! I just started watching the first season this weekend. Enjoyed it quite a bit.

  • Skittle

    First time I’ve heard about this show, the premise sounds awful.

    Edit: Not awful, just boring but then again I don’t think I’m the target audience

    • Chuckles von Clausewitz III

      Yeah, it’s like Felicity but without the 90s angst….

  • miaau

    Kak man. I hate this myth, SABC tried it for years as well. Telling us what was popular and what was not.

    HOW do they know what we watch, eh? Do they have a special truck with signal equipment that drives past houses that can show them? Do they call people and ask “Are you or have you ever watched Girlboss?” Yeah, right. Some people lie on those things just out of embarrassment or whatever.

    This is just so much horse-shit. DO NOT believe them, they (you know, them) do not KNOW what we watch and when we watch. TV is a one way medium. Come on. Do not be taken in by this SH!T!. I bet it was something personal or something. Those executives, in their glass towers, not a clue how the the common man lives and thinks! Masses = Power!

    Stand up and be fight, they are cancelling this because of PERCEIVED low viewership numbers based on guessing and stats. And we all the TRUTH about Stats right?

    Pull the other one, it has bells on.

    • HvR

      Well I agree in general with you … this is Netlfix where then can and do have very accurate watch data (what you watch for how long etc)

  • Chuckles von Clausewitz III

    I’m fine with this, just give me another season of Anne with an E and Santa Clarita’s Diet.

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