The Hollywood Reporter broke the news this weekend that Netflix has decided to cancel its coming-of-age comedy Everything Sucks. The series only ran for one season before Netflix brought the show to an early end.
Everything Sucks was a ‘90s-set comedy that explored a group of teenaged misfits as they navigated their awkward high school years. It was written and created by Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan and starred Jahi Winston, Peyton Kennedy, and Elijah Stevenson.
The official Twitter account of Everything Sucks confirmed its cancellation with one last message to its fans.
This is Boring High, signing off. <3 pic.twitter.com/bSVBFTSYFX
— Everything Sucks (@EverythingSuxTV) April 6, 2018
The series had a solid fan base, causing many viewers to cry out against the streaming company’s decision. Some have also criticized Netflix’s decision to cancel the show due to its uniquely progressive politics and LGBTQ+ representation.
Executive producer Jeff Pinker released a statement addressing the show’s cancellations and the wave of fan complaints. “We’re super proud of the show we made — and very proud that it found an audience of very passionate fans, for many of whom it became an important personal touchstone: either reflecting their current life, or an echo of their own teenage years,” Pinker said. “We are grateful to Netflix for the opportunity, but are very disheartened we won’t be continuing to tell these stories.”
Everything Sucks now joins Gypsy, The Get Down, and Girlboss on the list of original series Netflix decided to cancel after only one season. The decision to cancel Everything Sucks despite its fan following is presumably part of Netflix’s mission to cut down its “hit ratio” and slim down its library of original series, an announcement that first came last year with the cancellation of Sense8.