Per The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is officially canceling the Regina King drama just a couple of months after it premieres. This series entered its airing with a tremendous pedigree, starting with its cast and then carrying over to its creator Veena Sud of The Killing fame. Unfortunately, we’re in an era now for Netflix where there is less patience than there used to be. This is a streaming service delivering a new original property almost every week, and that allows them to be able to be a little bit more choosy about what they choose to put on the air and what they want to take off.
Unfortunately, the downside here is that it means that shows that could’ve been winners down the road like Seven Seconds are not going to get that opportunity.
One thing that is worth noting now is that Seven Seconds will submit now as a limited series, given that there are no apparent plans for a season 2. That may mean that there will at least be more awards attention for King, someone who has been the recipient of it in the past with American Crime. Unfortunately, King these days tends to star in really great shows that, for one reason or another, don’t get the viewership that they ultimately deserve.
Hopefully, what comes on the other side of this cancellation is an opportunity for both King and Sud to be able to do some other series down the line.
This does mark the second major cancellation over the past couple of weeks for the series; recently, we saw the end of the road for Everything Sucks, a dramedy with a lot of potential.
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