It’s a very sombre day for Girlboss fans.
After the series – which documented the life of Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso – debuted to high expectations and fanfare, what was delivered felt more like a sizzle than a bang. And for that its creators have paid the ultimate price – it has been canned by streaming giant Netflix.
Set in San Francisco and produced by the likes of Charlize Theron, the show only generated a lousy 32 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes, and tended to divide reviewers everywhere.
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Amoruso, whose character on the show was played by Britt Robertson, responded to the news on her Instagram page, where she wrote: “I absolutely loved the show and am so sad it’s over. I am grateful for it all.”
The sentiment was slightly different to the one the designer and entrepreneur shared earlier, in a now-deleted post, where the 33-year-old reportedly said: “So that Netflix series about my life got cancelled. While I’m proud of the work we did, I’m looking forward to controlling my narrative from here on out.”
This isn’t the first and won’t be the last Netflix program to be cut, after the streaming service’s co-founder Reed Hastings announced that higher targets would be put on every original production.
Put simply, Netflix’s “hit ratio is way too high now” to be carrying middle-of-the-rung shows like Sense8 and The Get Down (cancelled two weeks ago) and Girlboss.
Meanwhile, we’re over here holding onto House Of Cards for dear bloody life.
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