The OA fans are cancelling their Netflix subscriptions

The mass cancellation started on September 10th

Brit Marling as The O

The campaign to save The OA is far from over.

Fans of the mystery drama are cancelling their Netflix subscriptions with the hope that the streaming giant would reverse its decision to cancel the series last August.

Though the mass cancellation was announced by an OA fan, the call to abandon Netflix also gave nods to other beloved shows that Netflix has cancelled over the years. The series that got special shout-outs include Sense8, Santa Clarita Diet, One Day at a Time, Marco Polo, Gypsy, The Get Down, and Marvel shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, just to name a few.

“They can’t keep cancelling the shows we love and expect us to stay subscribed. End the abusive cycle Netflix has us in,” read a portion of the fan’s pitch of why it’s about time to leave the streaming service and put the pressure on them.

Organizers of the mass cancellation even produced a Netflix-themed video that shows a step-by-step guide on how fans should cancel their Netflix subscription. The clip instructs them to mention the cancellation of their favorite shows as their reason for leaving the service.

Though it’s not clear how many fans have joined the mass cancellation, a quick search of the hashtags #SaveTheOA and #CancelNetflix on Twitter would reveal that several fans have already canceled their subscriptions.

In addition to taking part in the mass cancellation, fans are also encouraged to key in The OA and their other favorite canceled shows on Netflix’s “Request TV shows or movies” page, sign the petition to bring back The OA, and call Netflix’s customer service.

According to a fan, Netflix’s customer service has been receiving lots of calls about The OA recently and that Netflix bosses are completely aware of it.

Netflix canceled The OA four months after Season 2 of the Brit Marling-led series premiered on the streaming service. Netflix didn’t give any reason behind the cancellation, but Netflix head of originals Cindy Holland said in a statement that the streamer is “incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerizing chapters of The OA” and that they are “grateful” to series creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij “for sharing their audacious vision and for realizing it through their incredible artistry.”

Meanwhile, Marling, who played the show’s titular role, revealed on Instagram she and Batmanglij are “deeply sad” that they won’t be able to finish The OA’s story, admitting that she “had a good cry” after hearing the cancellation news for the first time.

Source: Cinema Blend
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