Britt Robertson’s ‘Girlboss’ Becomes Netflix’s Third Big Cancellation
It certainly seemed like Netflix wanted to make examples of canceling expensive series like The Get Down and Sense8, but not even comedies are safe. The streaming service’s controversial Girlboss has also been canceled after one season, despite its star pedigree.
Netflix confirmed the news late Saturday night, marking the third high-profile cancellation in recent months. The series was inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s popular autobiography, and written and executive produced by Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon under Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah production company.
Girlboss starred Britt Robertson as Nasty Gal founder Amoruso, who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and eventually spun it into a multi-million dollar fashion empire. Additional stars included Ellie Reed, Johnny Simmons, RuPaul, Breaking Bad alum Dean Norris, Community favorite Jim Rash, comedian Norm MacDonald, Togetherness alum Melanie Lynskey and more.
The first Girlboss season scored admittedly dour reviews, but it’s of interest to see more stringent TV metrics taking hold at Netflix. The content company also granted a surprising Season 2 renewal to the book-adapted 13 Reasons Why, whose popularity seemingly eclipsed a natural end to the story.
You can watch the Girlboss trailer below, and catch all thirteen episodes on Netflix.