Netflix Cancels Two Teen Dramas Due to Covid-19

Netflix Originals “I Am Not Okay With This” and “The Society” have been cancelled after just one season. This has come as quite a shock considering “The Society” had already been officially renewed back in Summer 2019 nd was scheduled for a 2020 release. The writers for “I Am Not Okay With This”, which ended with a huge second season tease, were already working on scripts for the follow-up season of the show – although there had been no official announcement of its renewal.

In a statement to Deadline, Netflix said:

We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay With This. 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.

The current shutdown of filming in America will likely have ongoing effects across the film and TV industry (and not just Netflix). Some reports state that the lack of Covid-19 testing means that production teams can’t guarantee a safe filming environment – Ben Affleck’s latest film has moved production to Canada for this very reason. There is also the logistics of it too. A factory reopening after Covid-19 shutdown can hire more staff to run for longer hours etc. But with films and TV the actors and many key crew physically can’t run at double hours to ‘catch up’ – so it is highly likely that we will see many more expected shows and films being cancelled.

“I Am Not Okay WIth This” was a coming-of-age comedy-drama based on the comic book of the same name by Charles Forsman and “The Society” was described as a modern-day version of William Golding’s “Lord of The Flies” but with a supernatural twist.

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