"Everything Sucks" Has Been Cancelled At Netflix After One Season

9 April 2018, 16:43

Everything Sucks Cancelled at Netflix
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Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Fans are already campaigning for the diverse and inclusive show to be renewed.

In case you missed it, the teenage coming-of-age '90s-inspired series Everything Sucks has been cancelled at Netflix after just one season.

Everything Sucks was praised by critics and viewers for an authentic portrayal Kate Messner's coming out story but struggled to breakthrough to wider audiences. Despite catching a bit of heat on Twitter over the age gap between the two actresses involved in the show's main romantic relationship, Everything Sucks had a 69 percent rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes by the way, and a whopping 89 percent among viewers.

Both cast members and fans of the show have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment in Netflix for cancelling without taking a chance on a second season which was already being plotted out by the show's creators Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan.

Everything Sucks is now the latest in a string of shows with a diverse and inclusive set of characters that the streaming service has cut short. Admittedly, the viewership for the show wasn't anything to rave about but at some point, Netflix is gonna have to take an L and produce these shows and tell these stories regardless.

Unfortunately, representation for people of colour and the LGBTQ+ community (particularly young teenagers) is still few and far between on mainstream TV. It's an area that Netflix could probably dominate but with this latest cancellation, it doesn't look promising.

RIP Everything Sucks, you were great. You deserved better. Banana slug.