The shows were on track for a season two release before the sad news broke online.
*Sobs all round*
It’s okay to admit it, 2020 has been a ROUGH year.
Now, to make matters worse, two of our favourite Netflix shows have been cancelled, and of course, it’s because of the Coronavirus.
It has been confirmed that The Society and I Am Not Okay With This will not be coming back for a second season.
What’s confusing is that The Society was initially renewed for a second season, with I Am Not Okay With This also due to make a return.
However, due to the ongoing pandemic, filming and producing a show right now is proving pretty difficult.
“We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay With This,” Netflix said in a statement to Deadline.
“We’re disappointed to have to make these decisions due to circumstances created by COVID, and we are grateful to these creators, including: Jonathan Entwistle, Christy Hall, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry at 21 Laps Entertainment for I Am Not Okay With This; Chris Keyser, Marc Webb and Pavlina Hatoupis for The Society; and all the writers, casts and crews who worked tirelessly to make these shows for our members around the world.”
Sadly, social distancing, mask-wearing and all the other elements of being safe in a pandemic makes it very hard to film a show, and it also means more money has to be spent; which proves to be an issue.
Hopefully, more of our favourite shows aren’t cancelled for the same reasons.
Fans will now have to use their imaginations regarding what happened next in both shows, as they were both left on cliffhangers.
In The Society, it looked like S2 was going to tell us more about why the teens woke up in an alternate universe. I Am Not Okay With This was set to delve deeper into a mysterious character we hadn’t quite met yet and answer lots of other questions.
Time to write some fanfic, anyone?