Fans of The OA, I’m sorry to do this to you but it looks like any chance of closure on this suddenly-canceled series is a no-go. This week, it was confirmed Netflix and series creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij have opted to not move forward with a wrap-up movie for The OA.
According to Variety, the option for a wrap-up movie was on the table up until earlier this week in the wake of widespread fan protests and coordinated efforts to get The OA back on the air. The series, whose cast included Marling, Jason Isaacs, Emory Cohen, The Office‘s Phyllis Smith, Alice Krige, and Paz Vega, was canceled after two seasons by the streaming giant in August. The series followed a young woman named Prairie (Marling), who returns home after disappearing years earlier and begins to exhibit otherworldly knowledge and abilities.
In the wake of The OA‘s cancellation, Marling took to her Instagram to offer up a sweet thank-you to all of the fans, writing,
“Your words and images move us deeply. Not because the show must continue, but because for some people its unexpected cancellation begs larger questions about the role of storytelling and its fate inside late capitalism’s push toward consolidation and economies of scale.”
The OA seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream now on Netflix.