‘We deserved to see the story through to the end’ (Picture: Netflix)
Five years ago, the final episodes of The OA aired on the streaming platform, following the tale of a woman called Prairie Johnson (Brit Marling) who returns to her hometown seven years after going missing and with the ability to see, after previously being blind.
The mystery drama aired in two parts, with the first eight episodes coming out in 2016, followed by another eight instalments in 2019, before it was axed – despite being critically acclaimed, beloved by fans and left on an agonising cliffhanger.
Despite how long it’s been since its cancellation, fans have never stopped wishing for it to be renewed, frequently using the hashtag ‘#SaveTheOA’ on social media.
Given the widespread love for the programme, every now and then it can be found trending online as fans continue to express their passion for the story..
During one of those most recent instances, several fans admitted that they immediately thought that it could indicate news of The OA making a comeback.
But alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
One fan called Emma wrote on X: ‘I saw The OA trending and to say that my heart jumped out of my chest thinking S3 was happening is an understatement….. So disappointed that isn’t the case. We need to keep talking about it! Come on @netflix we need more!’
Another named Kelsey added: ‘I saw #TheOA was trending and I’ve never hit a trend so fast in my life thinking, hoping, PRAYING it meant a season 3 was coming. It’s not.’
Stacy expressed how ‘great’ it is to ‘see the love out there for The OA’, emphasising that ‘the two seasons were amazing and we deserved to see the story through to the end’.
Nicola agreed that seeing The OA trending ‘immediately’ got her hopes up that ‘Netflix had actually seen sense and were bringing it back’.
‘BRING IT BACK!’ the fan implored Netflix. ‘Most original compelling series you ever had!’
In November last year, Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs, who starred in The OA, recalled what it was like when he was informed that the drama had been shelved.
Jason Isaacs recently expressed his hope that The OA could still be saved (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Universal)
‘Pathetic this, we were all crying together, me and the creators,’ he said on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.
‘It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve done, partly because of the effect it had on people. It was not only very entertaining, but a real spiritual show, where people felt that it touched them in ways that drama doesn’t normally.’
Jason also expressed his hope that The OA could return one day.
The OA is available to watch on Netflix.
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