Netflix cancels ‘Sex/Life’ starring Sarah Shahi after season 2

sex/lifeends after the show’s second season. News of the cancellation comes just weeks after the show’s second season debuted on the streamer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Season 2 only had six episodes, after the first season had eight in total.

‘Sex/Life’ gets the ax from Netflix

It looks like star Sarah Shahi (“Person of Interest,” “Bullet to the Head,” “Old School”) has already rebounded before the show was canceled. She’s signed on to star in a new legal TV drama, “Judgment,” for ABC. As reported by Deadline, Shahi will star in the pilot and former “Charmed” showrunner Joey Falco and 20th Television. He is currently in the running for a season pick up at ABC. Shahi also starred alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in DC’s comic book superhero feature, “Black Adam,” released last October.

While the show was canceled with the second season, the show ended Shahi’s character, Billie, reuniting with her ex, Brad (Adam Demos). The two got married on a beach. However, showrunner Stacy Rukeyser previously told THR that she doesn’t consider the final episode to be the end of the series.

Sarah Shahi and Adam Demos

Rukeyser said, while speaking to THR, “The episode was never meant to be a series finale, that’s for sure.” The showrunner continued, “I know there are always more stories to be told with these characters in the ‘Sex/Life’ universe, and I hope we get the chance to tell those stories. We had to get there. in a meaningful place with each character this season.Whether Rukeyster will get a chance to tell the other stories she had in mind for the series remains to be seen.

Shahi also noted during a recent podcast interview with “Not Skinny But Not Fat” that she didn’t feel the support for the second season that existed for the first. She also said she was “struggling with the material” in Season 2.

Netflix internal data had the series pulling in 126.8 million viewing hours worldwide from March 2-26 before the show fell into the Top 10 English language shows on the streaming platform. Viewership fell by around 45% compared to a similar period for the first season, which drew around 232.79 million viewers when it released in June 2021.

Sarah Chahi

Season 2 also saw the Demos character get a reduced role, which Shahi called “disappointing”. Shahi and Demos started dating in December 2020, which Shahi says helped make the couple popular while talking about “Not Skinny But Not Fat.”

The series also starred Mike Vogel, Margaret Odette, Cleo Anthony and Darius Homayoun. The series was based on BB Easton’s book “44 Chapters About 4 Men”. Rukeyser executive produced the series with J. Miles Dale and Jordan Hawley.

Some newer Netflix shows that recently got season 2 renewals to include “The Recruit,” “The Mole,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” and “The Sandman.” Netflix renewed “The Recruit,” which stars Shahi’s “Black Adam” co-star Noah Centineo, earlier this year.

Although the show is cancelled, Netflix subscribers can still check out both seasons of “Sex/Life” on the streamer.

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