If you haven’t watched Girlboss on Netflix yet, firstly – whyyyyyy?! Secondly – you need to get on that ASAP. This quirky series follows the life of a Sophia, a broke anarchist who quits any job she ever starts, until she stumbles upon the world of reselling vintage, retro clothing and starts her own business (and now billion dollar brand) Nasty Gal. Of course, we love anything vintage and retro, so we absolutely LOVE it.
However, it seems Netflix didn’t love it as much as we did, because they’ve decided to cancel the show after just one series. The show was adapted from Sophia Amoruso’s biography following her transition from broke dropout, to epic businesswoman and debuted on the streaming network, Netflix, on April 21. Written and executive produced by Pitch Perfect writer, Kay Cannon and directed by Christian Ditter, the show starred Britt Robertson and Ellie Reed.
This (devastating) news comes after some pretty high-profile cancellations from Netflix’s part, as they continue to slash some of their popular series after just one or a few seasons – like Sense8 and The Get Down. Although we haven’t been provided with any specific reason why Girlboss was canceled, last month the Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer for Netflix spoke of the earlier cancellations of some of their shows.
Relative to what you spent, are people watching it? When I say that, a big expensive show for a huge audience is great. A big, expensive show for a tiny audience is hard even in our model to make that work very long.
So does that mean Girlboss had a big budget, but a small audience? Well, we don’t know how anyone could not watch this show, it’s retro-tastic.
Kay Cannon took to Instagram to share the news.
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 an incredible talent, but living my life as a caricature was hard even if only for two months.