9:32pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
'Girlboss' Canceled by Netflix After One Season
Netflix is canceling another show.
The streaming giant has opted to not move forward with another season of Girlboss, the Britt Robertson-led comedy loosely based on Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso's life. The 13-episode series — which followed a rebellious anarchist who turns herself into a business woman by up-selling vintage clothes online — was written and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect) and hailed from Charlize Theron's production company, Denver & Delilah.
The decision to not order additional seasons of Girlboss, which debuted in April, comes weeks after the streamer canceled Sense8, its sci-fi drama from The Wachowskis, and The Get Down, its ambitious music drama from Baz Luhrmann. The cancellations mark rare ones for the streamer, which has renewed the vast majority of its slate as part of an aggressive push into scripted originals. Other Netflix series to be canceled include Marco Polo, Lilyhammer, Hemlock Grove, Bloodline and A&E pickup Longmire.
A month ago, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings told CNBC at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., that he thinks the content platform hasn't canceled enough shows. "Our hit ratio is way too high right now," he said. "I'm always pushing the content team; we have to take more risk, you have to try more crazy things, because we should have a higher cancel rate overall."
Earlier this month at the Produced By conference at Fox Studios, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos also spoke about pulling the plug on series. “Relative to what you spent, are people watching it?" he said. “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.”
Amoruso shared the news Saturday in an Instagram post. "I absolutely loved the show and am so sad it's over. I am grateful for it all," she wrote.