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Netflix Cancels ‘GIRLBOSS’ After 1 Season

June 25, 2017

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Netflix has cancelled their freshman comedy series GIRLBOSS after one season.

Based on Sophia Amoruso’s New York Times bestselling autobiography of the same name, the show centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal.

Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon served as showrunner and executive produce, which launched the 13-episode first season on April 21. Cannon is joined alongside executive producers Charlize Theron and Laverne McKinnonland through their Denver & Delilah production company, Beth Konoof, Christian Ditter and Amoruso. Ditter also directed several episodes of the series.

The show failed to resonate with critics upon its debut.

Amoruso shared the cancellation news on Instagram saying:

“So that Netflix series about my life got cancelled. 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. Yes, I can be difficult. No, I’m not a dick. No, someone named Shane never cheated on me. It will be nice to someday tell the story of what’s happened in the last few years. Ppl read the headline, not the correction, I’ve learned.”

Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer talked during the PGA’s Produced By conference and said that the Internet network’s cancellation decision and that performance has been playing a bigger role than previously as original series player.

“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.”

Girlboss is the first ongoing comedy series to get cancelled since Netflix entered the half-hour format with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in March 201. Fifteen  comedy series are to date, which have been renewed for another season or awaiting decision, including the most recent entries G.L.O.W., which is shaping up to potentially become Netflix’s next breakout hit, fellow critically praised newcomer Dear White People, and cult hit Arrested Development, which is also getting another season.

Girlboss joins the other streaming site cancellation shows like drama series The Get Down after one season and Sense8 after two seasons.

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