When MTV cancelled Sweet/Vicious after just one season, fans were devastated. While it had garnered very little attention by the network and MTV’s promotion of the show was practically nonexistent, it was praised by fans and critics alike for the story being tackled and the message being told. That’s why, when news of the cancellation spread like wildfire across the internet, fans weren’t only left heartbroken because of its loss but they were also left wondering what would have come next for the show’s heroines who had come to be beacons of hope for sexual assault survivors everywhere.
At the Austin Television Festival in Austin, Texas this past weekend, show creator Jennifer Kaityn Robinson revealed during a Q&A session how she had envisioned the series ending.
"In terms of the five-year plan, I always knew how I wanted to end the show. And I also purposefully ended this first season in a way where Jules' story, you got closure there, because I was like, who knows? For Jules and Ophelia, that show would have evolved with everything that's happening in the world, and although I knew how I wanted it to end -- I'll say how I wanted it to end. I wanted it to end with Ophelia going down for everything to give Jules the life that was taken away from her."
While there are currently no plans for this ending to ever come to life on screen, hope is not completely lost. Fans have started a social media campaign in a push to get the series picked up by another network or a streaming service like Netflix, and those behind Sweet/Vicious are encouraging them to continue.
“MTV killed us slowly and not so kindly, but they said if you could find a studio that will partner, we’ll go forward, which didn’t happen,” executive producer Stacey Sher said. “We found four studios, so all we really need is a network right now. We’re still incredibly hopeful. [MTV] has been very gracious and have kind of said that they’ll make it very easy for us. They were very proud of the show and many people there, most of whom are no longer there, contributed greatly to the show. They went through a lot of regime changes and it was challenging. We’re fighters. We hope it’s not only 10 episodes.”
With any hope, networks will hear the pleas because Sweet/Vicious is definitely a show that we want to see more of.