A pair of freshmen series from the line-up of Netflix has been dropped including the one that had already scored Season 2. The Society, the teen mystery and the coming-of-age dramedy, I Am Not Okay With This has been dropped off from the streaming platform. In a statement, Netflix confirmed that the cancellations were swayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacted the production schedules and budgets of both the series.
Netflix revealed that they have made the difficult decisions of not moving forward with the second season of I Am Not Okay With This and The Society. They are disappointed to make these decisions due to the circumstances created by the coronavirus and they are grateful to the creators of the show. This included Christy Hall, Jonathan Entwistle, Dan Levin, Dan Cohen, Shawn Levy, and Josh Barry. Also, they are grateful to the writers, cast members, and crew who worked tirelessly to create these shows for our members around the globe.
The news officially reverses the renewal of The Society’s Season 2 which was announced in July 2019. The new episodes were expected to drop anytime this year. I Am Not Okay With This, was on the state of renewal, and the scripts of the second season had also been written. The budget of the series was exceptionally increased during the pandemic which is described as the prime reason behind the cancellation of the show. Despite the fact that both the series performed well, their renewal is reversed.
‘The Society’ has been described as a modern take on the Lord of the Flies and it follows a group of teenagers who were transported mysteriously to a facsimile of their wealthy town in New England. They were left there without any traces of their parents and were forced to find a way back to their home.
The cast of ‘The Society’
- Kathryn Newton as Allie Pressman
- Gideon Adlon as Becca Gelb
- Sean Berdy as Sam Eliot
- Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Helena Wu
- Jacques Colimon as Will LeClair
- Olivia DeJonge as Elle Tomkins
- Alex Fitzalan as Harry Bingham
- Kristine Froseth as Kelly Aldrich
- Jose Julian as Gordie
- Alex Macnicll as Luke Holbrook
The cancelation of ‘The Society’, is not the only reversed renewal of the week, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 and Drunk History have also been axed. Although these series were initially picked up for renewal. With these latest cancellations, the streaming renewal scorecard of TVLine has been updated.