The OA Fans Have a Pretty Convincing Theory About the Show Not Really Being Cancelled

By Megan McCluskey

Warning: This post contains spoilers for The OA.

As many fans of The OA know, series co-creator Brit Marling took to Instagram on Aug. 5 to confirm that Netflix had cancelled the show after a two-season run. However, some people are convinced that the whole cancellation is part of an elaborate publicity stunt that Netflix, Marling and co-creator Zal Batmanglij are all in on.

“Some of you may know already or some of you may be learning from this letter that Netflix will not be continuing The OA,” Marling wrote. “Zal and I are deeply sad not to finish this story. The first time I heard the news I had a good cry. So did one one of our executives at Netflix who has been with us since the early days when we were sketching out Hap’s basement on the floor of our production office in Queens. It’s been an intense journey for everyone who worked on and cared about this story.”