The Netflix comedy series Girlboss has been cancelled after one season.
The series was based on Sophia Amoruso’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name and focused on Amoruso, played by Britt Robertson on Netflix, who had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire Nasty Gal in 2006 by the age of 28.
Kay Cannon, the screenwriter of Pitch Perfect, served as executive producer and showrunner. Charlize Theron also executive produced, along with Laverne McKinnonand, Beth Konoof, Christian Ditter, and Amoruso herself.
Mixed reviews for Girlboss
Girlboss, which debuted on Netflix in April, received mostly mixed reviews, and only 32% on Rotten Tomatoes. Variety’s Sonia Saraiya called it an “oddly perfunctory journey,” writing that it “so strangely renders its goals that it appears to be stuck in its own striving.” She added that “while the potential is thrilling, it’s messy too.” Entertainment Weekly’s Chancellor Agard, meanwhile, referred to it as a “frustrating but occasionally fun show that might be too enamored with its subject.”
Amoruso responds to Girlboss cancellation
Amoruso addressed the cancellation in her Instagram story Saturday night. Read here:
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’m privileged to work with incredible talent, but living my life as a caricature was hard even if only for two months. Yes, I can be difficult. No, I’m not a dick. No, someone named Shane never cheated on me. It will be nice to someday tell the story of what’s happened in the last few years. Ppl read the headline, not the correction, I’ve learned.
Girlboss now joins The Get Down and Sense 8 as Netflix original series that have been recently cancelled. The news of these cancellations, particularly the latter two series may come as a shock, but Netflix chief content editor Ted Sarandos offered the following explanation at the annual Produced By conference, “A big expensive show for a tiny audience is hard even in our model to make that work very long.”