Axed: The Society, I Am Not Okay With This.

Netflix dystopian teen drama The Society has been cancelled, despite an earlier renewal for a second season.

Starring Kathryn Newton and Aussie Toby Wallace (Romper Stomper, Never Tear Us Apart, Neighbours), the series centred around a group of teenagers mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their town.

Also cancelled is I Am Not Okay With This, followed a teenage girl with mysterious powers. It starred Sophia Lillis, Wyat Oleff, Sofia Bryant, Aidan Wojtak-Hissong, Richard Ellis, and Kathleen Rose Perkins.

Variety reports both were axed due to the uncertainty around when they could begin production in the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic also led to added budget increases for health and safety reasons. The Society also featured a large ensemble cast, thus making scheduling more difficult.

“We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay With This,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. “We’re disappointed to have to make these decisions due to circumstances created by COVID, and we are grateful to these creators, including: Jonathan Entwistle, Christy Hall, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry at 21 Laps Entertainment for I Am Not Okay With This; Chris Keyser, Marc Webb and Pavlina Hatoupis for The Society; and all the writers, casts and crews who worked tirelessly to make these shows for our members around the world.”

6 Comments:

  1. Curious decision by Netflix to cancel these teen drama titles without any prospect of a future reprieve, maybe late 2021 or early 2022 could have been proposed as a prospective new release date.
    The young actors in both series could probably have kept their contract options open so maybe the actual ratings were not as everyone believed or more likely Netflix is looking to cut its production budget, if so other shows will soon follow.

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