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'The OA' on Netflix has been one of the best drama series to keep up with since it premiered in 2016. Will it ever return?

Is Netflix bringing ‘The OA’ our beloved cancelled Sci-Fi show back?

The OA on Netflix has been one of the best drama series to keep up with since it premiered in 2016. Sadly, the show only landed two seasons before being canceled but fans are keeping their fingers crossed the show will still be renewed. It focuses on the character of Prairie Johnson who finally comes back home after a disappearance lasting seven years. 

No one really understands where she went and her return home feels shocking & random to people who knew her before she left. To top it all off, she has her vision back which shocks many since she was blind when she left. While the FBI and her parents try their best to pry information out of her, she’s keen on keeping her lips sealed about the details of her time away. Is season 3 in the works for fans to eventually enjoy?

The OA on Netflix season 3

According to Tech Trader 247, the series creator of The OA on Netflix teased that a third season could possibly happen. The sci-fi fantasy show is filled with so many intriguing elements of imagination, the way it was so abruptly canceled didn’t make much sense at all. Netflix hasn’t said much of anything in terms of an update, but the creators of The OA on Netflix certainly have. 

Zal Batmanglij tweeted a cryptic photo of lightning in a pink-colored sky referencing storm imagery & symbolism from the show. Dedicated fans instantly got excited wondering if the cryptic message actually means something for The OA on Netflix coming back. For a while there, fans even had #SaveTheOA trending on Twitter.

Why The OA on Netflix was canceled

The OA did a great job captivating audiences who chose to tune in, but without a renewal, or even the hope of the movie capping off the ending, knowing what’s happening next may never be reality. Netflix was the original producer of the show meaning that any other network trying to pick up the show to continue it on would have to deal with lengthy negotiations in order to make it happen. 

Plenty of other networks might not feel it’s worth the hassle. Originally, The OA on Netflix was supposed to last for five seasons but according to Thrillest, Netflix suspended those plans because they simply weren’t excited about where the storyline was going.

Did Brit Marling hint at more? 

It was announced The OA on Netflix was coming to an end, Brit Marlon, the leading actor in the show, took to Instagram to post a heartfelt & emotional message about the cancellation. She wrote, “To the fans of The OA — we are humbled, to be honest floored, by the outpouring of support for The OA. We have seen beautiful artwork in eulogy from Japan, France, Brazil.”

She added, “We read moving threads & essays. And we’ve watched dozens & dozens of videos of people all over the world performing the movements with what can only be called perfect feeling.” The audiences obviously reacted really well to the show and Marling acknowledges that. She would’ve continued to do a great job and the show had they kept it going for the five seasons they originally planned.

How season 3 could’ve been

Since season 2 of The OA on Netflix revealed the characters entering the multi-verse, season 3 of the show could’ve easily continued exploring that. Prairie’s battle against Dr. Hap would undoubtedly have continued and hopefully, in season 3, we could’ve seen Prairie actually come out on top defeating the doctor permanently. It’s all speculation for now but if they do decide to pursue season 3, there are a lot of storylines to unpack. 

What do you hope to see in season 3 of The OA on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • OA was great art. Netflix is a business. The two do not get on.
    Brit will create more great art. I cancelled by Netflix subscription a long time ago.

    September 14, 2021
  • The OA was absolutely brilliant, the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen! It should come back for as many seasons as needed, the management at Netflix are complete idiots if they think this wasn’t an amazing price of work!

    September 27, 2021
  • I just started watching the show, and I only wish I had watched it sooner as then I could have been part of the fight to keep it on Netflix. It’s such a well-done amazing show and I would really like to see it continue. I really hope they decide to bring it back. I’m trying to figure out the best way to send my request to Netflix.

    November 6, 2021
  • The OA was so unique and thought provoking. I was stunned when I heard it was derailed. I really hope it comes back. There is so much crap on Netflix. Why the hell would an amazing show like the OA be cancelled? What a waste of talent and creativity.

    November 13, 2021
  • Hope it comes back for sure

    November 17, 2021
  • Bring back this amazing show. The story has never been done with this much thought, detail and talent. It would be a loss to everyone to not finish the series!

    November 22, 2021
  • Finished season 2 and just found out it was cancelled…. Please for the love of God bring it back. It’s so good

    November 24, 2021
  • Netflix always cancels good shows and makes stupid corny Christmas series no one wants to watch. The OA was a great show with a diverse following of people and should never of been canceled. #savetheOA #NetflixOASeason3

    December 1, 2021
  • Bring back The OA!

    It’s not too late Netflix, season 3 could be super low budget, the most important thing is for the story to continue.

    December 18, 2021
  • One of the best series I’ve seen. Please please bring it back!!

    December 19, 2021
  • What if….. this is the way is was meant to happen…? I mean think about it. The end of season 2, left Brit in the hands of the director (zal) on set, leaving in an ambulance…. I personally believe this is all part of the act. To make the fans believe that the show was cancelled due to this “accident.” Because after all, when she jumped into this other dimension, they all of a sudden, were themselves (their real names)…… I HOPE IM RIGHT! I’m waiting for season 3. It will happen.

    December 21, 2021
  • Please come back, it would make my year.

    January 6, 2022
  • Why doesn’t Brit walk her talk and stop rattling on about late capitalism and finance a final third season herself and through a final season show herself to be the guiding angel that she is.

    January 21, 2022
  • This is a great seriesPlease let it come backThe end of season 2When Steve jumped in the ambulance I thought he might be
    OA’S brother for some reason

    January 21, 2022
  • I will NEVER understand why this show was canceled; it was amazing!!! I still check periodically to see if there is any chance it may one day return. C’mon Netflix! Throw us some closure, at least!!

    April 5, 2022
  • BRING IT BACK!!! Everyone wants the OA BACK!

    April 19, 2022
  • The auther, Harper S.M write this piece of journalism back in September 2021. What’s the latest since then? Has anyone heard if The OA is actually coming back? I also just finished season 2. I want more! Can’t help but wonder if Homer’s consciousness entered Steve’s body and maybe that’s how he (Homer) followed The OA to this next dimension they’re in.

    August 29, 2022

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