Netflix has announced its latest original series to hit the chopping block. Only a few short weeks after letting go of Sense8 and The Get Down, the streaming giant announced that Girlboss will be cut short after only one season.
Girlboss‘ 13-episode first season premiered on Netflix on April 21. Following its release, the show received harsh online reviews from critics, who claim the narrative was let down by its problematic and unlikable protagonist. Girlboss received a dismal 32% rotten rating on the Tomatometer, putting it in stark contrast to Netflix’s recent successes.
Inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography, the show depicted a fictional Amoruso (Britt Robertson) as she went from broke to business owner, selling clothes on Ebay before ultimately releasing her own clothing line.
Real life business owner Amoruso turned to Instagram to give her response to the news and talk about what it’s like to live in the shadow of her Netflix character.
“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. People read the headline, not the correction, I’ve learned.”
Despite Girlboss‘ lack of success, many have taken to Twitter to express their concern that the subscription network is becoming more like cable television, removing shows before they receive a proper conclusion.
Netflix: “Let’s make originals. Our plan is to only have original content”
Also Netflix: “Slowly but steadily cancel all original content” pic.twitter.com/YT1y7yEwOl
— Adriana (@adrianadesala) June 25, 2017
Why is Netflix becoming network tv and cancling shows. We don’t even know how many ppl view each show. They don’t even HAVE to cancel shows
— IMAC ELBAKAERBNU (@BeySatisfied) June 25, 2017
— Sinister Toothbrush (@sintooth) June 23, 2017
Starter pack: don’t’ watch shows on Netflix, they could cancel them without ending them #WeAreTheGlobalCluster
— RileyBlue (@BringBackSense8) June 22, 2017