Bad news for fans of Seven Seconds. The crime drama will not be returning on Netflix for a second season.
The series revolves around the racial problem that stemmed from a white cop who accidentally hit a black teen. Seven Seconds stars Regina King, an Emmy Award-winning actress, who played Latrice Butler, the mother of the boy who met the said accident.
The cancellation news came just after two months when the show was released on Netflix. The decision is probably not entirely based on Seven Seconds's ratings. It is warmly received, earning 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. However, knowing Netflix doesn't release its shows ratings, it is still unknown if ratings have become a factor on this matter.
"We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of Seven Seconds. Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come," Netflix official Cindy Holland said in a statement.
While this was the fate of Seven Seconds, Netflix said it would submit the show for Emmy consideration as a limited series drama. However, the series wasn't a first that was cut early by the streamer.
Seven Seconds join The Get Down, Girlboss, and Gypsy as shows that only got one chance and then got axed immediately. The news came on the heels of Netflix's move of filtering and refining its content even with a whopping budget of $8 billion.
Seven Seconds also follows the fate of Everything Sucks, a comedy that wasn't renewed after its first run. The recent news easily shot down hopes of Fox 21 Television's Bert Salke, who, in February, wished that the show would be picked up for many seasons.
"This I think in our mind can go on for four or five [seasons], even more," Salke said.
This clearly didn't materialize, though, and fans might be disappointed of this. Prior to this, the viewers of the show echoed that the show is one of the most unappreciated in the platform, while others say that the ending for the first run did not give any justice for the characters, hence a Season 2 is needed.
"#SevenSeconds is the most underrated Netflix series. Every one should watch this," user @BryannaPaoli wrote.