We have some news about Netflix’s Everything Sucks that, well, sucks.
Sadly, Netflix has cancelled the 90’s-set coming-of-age comedy-drama Everything Sucks! after one season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Everything Sucks’ sensitive portrayal of a young girl’s (Peyton Kennedy) coming out process earned praise from many critics and the LGBTQ+ community. The programme got a glowing reception from the critics when it dropped earlier this year and developed a loyal fanbase.
The cast and the crew took to social media urged fans to contact the streaming giant and demand a renewal.
Co-creator Michael Mohan wrote:
“It’s frustrating, but perhaps appropriate, that a show about a bunch of underdogs finds itself an underdog. If you root for those characters, and this show, please let everyone know: #RenewEverythingSucks.”
While actress Peyton Kennedy, who plays gay teen Kate Messner, Tweeted:
“Like you I’m heartbroken but I’m grateful I got to portray this complex & important character. Broken, closeted Kate blossomed into a teen icon. Love from fans & critics is testament to the power of her unique voice. I admire you for raising your unique voices. #iamkatemessner”
Her co-star Sydney Sweeney seemed equally as crushed, writing:
The show’s executive producer Jeff Pink also weighed in on the news, saying that they were “disheartened” by the cancellation.
“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,” he said. “We are grateful to Netflix for the opportunity, but are very disheartened we won’t be continuing to tell these stories.”
After first season, Jahi Winston – who played Luke O’Neil – told Digital Spy that he was hopeful that a potential second season would explore a deeper friendship for Luke and Kate.
“If season two comes, hopefully we can do that best friend thing again,” he went on. “I would also like to see Luke focusing on himself and getting back to his own ambitions.
“I would love his dad to deal with the racism of that time. I hope that we see Luke coming into his own as a man and the difficulties of growing up, especially as a black teenager.”
Warning-Spoiler alert (if you haven’t watched it)
Set in the Nineties at the heigh of Oasis, the Netflix comedy-drama follows the lives of the students at Boring High School in Oregon.
The trio were trying to avoid the pitfalls of high school and navigating the daily struggles of being a teenager.
starred Jahi Di’Allo Winston and Peyton Kennedy as Luke and Kate, whose lives intersect when Luke joins his high school’s A/V club,
We saw Luke promptly falling in love with the principal’s daughter Kate Messner (Peyton Kennedy) and asking her out.
Luke develops a crush on Kate, but she begins questioning her sexuality when she meets drama student Emaline (Sydney Sweeney).
As the drama unfolded, audiences saw Luke and Kate’s relationship play out, along with her own sexual awakening.
By season’s end, almost every character is in a really lovely place, while at the same time being in a bit of limbo (whether they know it or not). Kate (played by Peyton Kennedy in what is a beautiful heartbreaking performance) has finally had her first kiss with a girl while she explores her sexuality (“Best night ever!” she exclaims), but she hasn’t told her dad yet, and she’s obviously very nervous about opening up to him about being gay.
Of course, what we’ve seen of Kate’s dad (who is also her principal) is that he’s going to be amazingly supportive. This guy is the parent every kid deserves.
But Principal Ken Messner is about to have his world shaken up in more than one ways because the ex-husband of his new girlfriend, Sherry, is about to come back into their lives — and the ex seems like a hot mess, so that will undoubtedly bring some major drama and/or heartache for Ken, Sherry, and Sherry’s son, Luke, who also happens to be one of Kate’s best friends.
Plus, we have to find out what happened to Oliver after he ran off to New York City to be an actor; what’s going to come of Emaline and Kate’s budding romance; how McQuaid will react after catching the two girls kissing (because he thought Emaline liked him); and if Leslie and Tyler are going to join forces as nerds in love!
There is a lot happening, and a lot to be unfolded which means we need a season two renewal stat. We all have to support the show to get a second season #RenewEverythingSucks
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