After just one season, Netflix has pulled the plug on their original series Girlboss. The series was based on Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso’s memoir #Girlboss, which detailed her journey from an eBay clothing shop owner to an online fashion mogul. Girlboss never hit it off with critics, receiving a low 32% on Rotten Tomatoes, and failed to connect with audiences as well.
The series starred Britt Robertson as Sophia Amoruso, who did the best she could with the material given to her, but at the end of the day, the character of Amoruso was not all that likable. An initial review by Vulture said, “She’s all ripped jeans and irrepressible sass, a pseudo-riot grrrl who does everything her way, man. She’s crafty, and she’s supposed to be just our type. The problem is she’s also kind of a jerk.”
Sophia Amoruso also announced the cancellation through a series of Instagram stories.
“So that Netflix series about my life got canceled,” Amoruso shared. “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 was privileged to work with incredible talent, but living my life as a caricature was hard even if only for two months.”
Girlboss joins two other Netflix originals, Sense8 and The Get Down, which were also canceled earlier this year. Ted Sarandos, the chief content director for Netflix, had this to say about the streaming giant’s decision:
“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.”
Did you watch Girlboss? What were your thoughts on the show and the cancellation?
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