Seven Seconds Has Officially Been Cancelled, Netflix Announces
Well, it’s looking like Netflix’s Seven Seconds won’t be spending another “second” on our TV screens after all. Reportedly, a season two of the crime drama series is actually nowhere on the radar, Deadline informs, and the viewers certainly aren’t too happy about that.
Based on the 2013 Russian film The Major, Seven Seconds–created and executive produced by Veena Sud (The Killing), followed the investigation of the fatal injury of a Black teenager who died at the hands of a New Jersey cop, his mourning family, and the unlawful circumstances that came with it.
The series, which starred award-winning veteran actress Regina King, premiered February 23rd on Netflix, unveiling a ten-episode first season. However, last week, the popular streaming service made the announcement that Seven Seconds had unfortunately been cancelled.
“We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of Seven Seconds,” said Netflix’s VP of Original Content, Cindy Holland. “Together, they created a compelling, timely, and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come.”
Alongside King, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby, Beau Knapp, Michael Mosley, David Lyons, Raul Castillo, Zackary Momoh, Nadia Alexander, Coley Speaks, Patrick Murney, and Michelle Veintimilla also served as co-stars of the series.
At this time, the exact reason behind the network’s decision to cancel the show is unclear, but it is believed that low ratings and viewership could have possibly played a part in the sudden cancellation.