Still tuned, Netflix apparently set the tone for one of its recent drama TV shows About and never even announced it. As noted by TV Line, series creator and star Julie Delpy confirmed the news in an Instagram post after a curious fan asked about the status of the drama. “Cancelled”, the before sunrise the actress replied, “but they forgot to announce it was cancelled.” Fans flocked to the replies to express their dismay at Netflix’s decision not only to cancel, but the streaming service never even made an announcement about it to fans.
About premiered its first, and now final, twelve-episode season in September 2021. Delpy not only created and starred in the series, but co-wrote all twelve episodes and directed five. The series also starred Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Jones, Alexia Landeau, Mathieu Demy, Troy Garity, Timm Sharp and Giovanni Ribisi. A previously released synopsis of the series described it as follows: “Four women, a chef, a single mother, an heiress and a job seeker, plunge into love and work, with a generous side of midlife crises. , in pre-pandemic LA.”
At the time of its release, the series only held a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the average rating being 5.9 out of 10. Positive reviews for the series reflected the fact that the main characters of the series were middle-aged women, while also highlighting humor. , while negative reviews noted that the series’ emphasis on “the extremely privileged” was done to its detriment, and almost looked like something designed in the setting of a boardroom.
A reflection of the series’ low viewership could have been noted previously in Netflix’s own weekly metrics as they debut. After calls for more transparency last year, Netflix began publishing weekly summaries of the most popular movies and TV shows on the platform, revealing the minutes each title streamed in a week on Netflix. . At this time, On the Verge failed to make it into the Top 10 TV Shows at any time, with data on the Top 10 Daily TV Shows showing a start at #8 and peaking at #5 after. almost a week on the service. After 12 days on Netflix, the show was no longer in the Daily Top 10. There is perhaps a major factor that can be attributed to the lack of interest in the show at the time of its debut, it managed to land on Netflix just before the release of the worldwide phenomenon Squid Game.