Girlboss canceled at Netflix; season 2 hopes disintegrate

GirlbossFor those of you out there hoping for a Girlboss season 2, consider those hopes now shot into the ground.

This weekend, Netflix opted to cancel the series, which starred Britt Robertson and was based primary on the life of young business tycoon Sophia Amoruso. It received largely unfavorable reviews from critics, and is one of the few half-hour comedies from the streaming services that couldn’t keep up consistent buzz. While there have been many more cancellations from the provider than usual — look at both The Get Down and Sense8 as an example of that — they do still have a fairly high success rate. Netflix is just now starting to get in a position where they can make early cancellations given that they constantly have new programming waiting in the weeks. They have one of the most robust slate of originals out of any network out there.

In a statement confirming the show’s end on Instagram, Amoruso (who was involved behind the scenes) had the following to say:

“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.”

We can imagine that for Amoruso, watching someone else play you while other writers write for you was a challenge — still, had the show been successful it’s easy to imagine that there would be a second season coming up in the near future. Netflix seems to operate on a formula where their popular shows often exist due to a combination of buzz and social-media traffic; it’s too hard to figure out why shows are popular for them beyond that, given that the ratings / viewership for these shows are not released.

Netflix certainly isn’t slowing things down when it comes to releasing new comedy, given that this year already there is already such super-fun shows on the air as Dear White People, GLOW (which just premiered on Friday), and returning shows like LOVE, Flaked, F is for Family, and more.

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