Everything Now has been cancelled, according to one of the series’ writers, Dylan Brady. 

The Mary & George star, who wrote the sixth episode of the British teen series, revealed the heartbreaking news during his recent interview with Film Updates.

“We had some great ideas, but we are at the mercy of the algorithm, I’m afraid. It’s really difficult because historically, TV has worked in one way, which is a slow, consistent growth over several seasons as opposed to this kind of mentality we see now, where it’s like, ‘If it doesn’t get 16 million views in the first 28 days, it’s not worth anyone’s while,'” he explained. 

Brady went on to say that the aforementioned method was “really disheartening” before adding that viewers are less likely to watch new shows due to the looming possibility of it being cancelled. 

“I hope that landscape will change, and I hope we can stop treating art and television as a commodity that’s at the mercy of an algorithm because an algorithm isn’t people… when they’re given the space to grow, they can turn into really wonderful things,” The Diplomat said. 

Lastly, Brady confirmed to the news outlet that a handful of episodes, including one that he specifically worked on, were already written for season two before the show was axed. 

Since the news was announced, fans have flocked to social media to express their disappointment over Netflix’s decision.

One viewer on X, formerly known as Twitter, wrote: “Everything Now being cancelled shouldn’t be shocking since there’s been no news on it in ages, but I’m actually so upset about this.” 

Another fan echoed similar sentiments, tweeting: “Everything Now cancelled…Netflix really does hate lesbians omg.” 

A third person added: “I don’t know why I never learn my lesson about liking Netflix shows because they always end up being cancelled.”

Everything Now, which debuted on the streamer in October 2023, followed 16-year-old Mia Polanco – played by Talk to Me star Sophie Wilde – who returns home after undergoing treatment for an eating disorder.

The official synopsis reads: “She is thrust back into the chaotic world of sixth form only to find that her friends have moved on with teen life without her.

“Along with an ever-evolving bucket list, three best mates and a major new crush, Mia throws herself headfirst into a world of dating, parties and first kisses, soon discovering that not everything in life can be planned for.”

In addition to Wilde, the show starred The Sandman’s Vivienne Acheampong, Stephen Fry, Lauryn Ajufo, Harry Cadby, Noah Thomas, Sam Reuben, Niamh McCormack, Jessie Mae Alonzo, Robert Akodoto and Alex Hassell.

Shortly after its premiere, Everything Now earned universal acclaim from fans and critics, with many praising the show’s razor-sharp writing, its exploration of mental health topics and the cast’s dynamic performances. 

The series also earned a Tomatometer score of 82% and an audience rating of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

As of this writing, Netflix has yet to release an official statement on the cancellation. 

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