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Many major television shows are coming to an end in 2020, including ABC's "Modern Family." NBC's...Many major television shows are coming to an end in 2020, including ABC's "Modern Family." NBC's "The Good Place" and PopTV's "Schitt's Creek" ending on their own terms this year. Others, including Showtime's "Ray Donovan" and Netflix's "Spinning Out," were canceled after final seasons had already aired (unbeknownst to fans). Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dozens of TV shows on networks and streaming services like NBC, CBS, Netflix, Hulu, and more are coming to an end in 2020. Insider is keeping a running list of all the major shows we know are airing final episodes in the year ahead. Keep reading to see every show that was canceled or is ending in 2020."Soundtrack" (one season) — December 18, 2019 On January 31, 2020, Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Netflix had canceled the musical drama "Soundtrack" (which premiered at the end of 2019). Creator Joshua Safran had plans for a second season, but so far there's no news of the team trying to continue the series elsewhere. "Spinning Out" (one season) — January 1, 2020 "Spinning Out" was another Netflix original that premiered its first (and only) season in January of this year. On February 3, news broke that it had been canceled. "Anne With an E" (three seasons) — January 3, 2020 The third and final season has already aired on the CBC in Canada, but this Netflix original coproduction will premiere its last season in January 2020 for audiences on the streaming service. Netflix announced it was canceling "Anne With an E" in late November, and fans have been flooding social media with the #RenewAnnewithanE hashtag. The show's creator, Moira Walley-Beckett, told Entertainment Weekly she would love to finish the story with "a finale feature film," but there are no official plans yet. "Ray Donovan" (seven seasons) — January 19, 2020 The seventh season of "Ray Donovan" ended with a cliffhanger finale on January 19. By the first week of April, Showtime had announced that the show was canceled with no eighth season in production. The seventh season finale will now serve as the series finale. "Arrow" (eight seasons) — January 28, 2020 In March 2019, CW announced the eighth season of "Arrow" would be its last. The final set of episodes began airing in the fall of 2019, with the series finale scheduled for late January 2020. "The Good Place" (four seasons) — January 30, 2020 "The Good Place" creator Michael Schur decided to end his NBC comedy series on his own terms. The second half of the fourth and final season of "The Good Place" will began in 2020, with an extra-long finale special bringing the show to an end on January 30. Read our review of the series finale, which we thought was perfectly imperfect, here. "BoJack Horseman" (six seasons) — January 31, 2020 The sixth and final season of "BoJack Horseman" was announced in September 2019. The first half of the last season premiered on Netflix in November, and the final episodes premiered on January 31, 2020. "BoJack Horseman" creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg told Vulture it was Netflix's decision to cancel the series, though they gave him advance notice so the show would end in a narratively satisfying way. "Power" (six seasons) — February 9, 2020 Starz announced the sixth and final season of "Power" in March 2018. The final season began airing in the fall of 2019, with its series finale scheduled for February 9, 2020. "Modern Family" (11 seasons) — April 8, 2020 ABC announced its plan for an 11th and final season of this long-running sitcom in February 2019. The final season began in September 2019, but won't conclude until the second set of episodes air in the spring of 2020. "Supernatural" (15 seasons) — May 18, 2020 In March 2019, CW announced the coming 15th season of "Supernatural" would be its last. The final season started in October 2019, and the series finale is scheduled to air on May 18, 2020. "Fresh Off the Boat" (six seasons) — February 21, 2020 In November 2019, ABC announced the cancellation of "Fresh Off the Boat," saying the already-filmed sixth season would be its last. Earlier in 2019, the show's star Constance Wu issued an apology after she tweeted about her disappointment that the show had been renewed for a sixth season (because it prevented her from working on a different project). The final episodes will premiere in February 2020. "Schitt's Creek" (six seasons) — Finale TBA "Schitt's Creek" creator and star Dan Levy announced in March 2019 that PopTV would make a sixth and final season of this hit comedy series. The 14-episode final season begins airing on January 7, putting its series finale date likely somewhere around March 2020. "Criminal Minds" (15 seasons) — Finale TBA This long-running crime drama will end in 2020 with its 15th and final season, as CBS announced in January 2019. The last 10 episodes will begin airing on January 8, 2020. "Will & Grace" (11 seasons) — Finale TBA In July 2019, NBC announced its revival of "Will and Grace" would come to an end after 11 total seasons (with just three of the newer seasons). The final set of episodes began airing in October 2019, and is expected to conclude in early 2020. "The Ranch" (four seasons) — Finale TBA In October 2018, Netflix announced "The Ranch" had been renewed for a fourth and final season. The first half of season four aired in September 2019, with the second half scheduled to arrive on the streaming service sometime in 2020. "Homeland" (eight seasons) — Finale TBA Back in August 2018, Showtime announced its drama series "Homeland" would conclude with an eighth and final season. The last episodes will begin airing on February 9, 2020, with a series finale landing around May. "Fuller House" (five seasons) — Finale TBA Like "BoJack Horseman," this Netflix original series was given a final season that's airing in two parts. The first half of the fifth season premieres on December 6, while the last episodes will debut sometime in early 2020. "Dark" (three seasons) — Finale TBA Netflix's mind-bending drama series "Dark" is currently in production for a third and final season. The show's cocreator Baron Bo Odar announced on Instagram that they were making the planned final season, set to premiere in 2020. "Dark" was one of the few shows in 2019 to received a 100% "certified fresh" rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. "Blindspot" (five seasons) — Finale TBA In May 2019, NBC announced it would make a fifth and final season of "Blindspot." The last 13 episodes are expected to air sometime in mid-2020. "13 Reasons Why" (four seasons) — Finale TBA In August 2019, just one month after the third season of "13 Reasons Why" premiered on Netflix, the streaming service announced it would make a fourth and final season to air sometime in 2020. "The 100" (seven seasons) — Finale TBA In August 2019, CW announced that the coming seventh season of "The 100" would be the series' final installment. The network is moving ahead with a potential prequel idea, though the show hasn't been officially ordered yet. "Claws" (four seasons) — Finale TBA In October 2019, TNT announced it had renewed "Claws" for a fourth and final season, set to air sometime in 2020. "Corporate" (three seasons) — Finale TBA In June 2019, Comedy Central announced that this scripted comedy series would air a third and final season sometime in 2020. "Dear White People" (four seasons) — Finale TBA In October 2019, shortly after the third season of "Dear White People" premiered on Netflix, the streaming service announced the show had been renewed for a fourth and final season. "Glow" (four seasons) — Finale TBA In the fall of 2019, Netflix announced "Glow" would return in 2020 with a fourth and final season. "Future Man" (three seasons) — Finale TBA In April 2019, Hulu announced its original series "Future Man" would have a third and final season, set to air sometime in 2020. "Goliath" (four seasons) — Finale TBA In November 2019, Amazon announced this original drama series was renewed for a fourth and final season, which will air sometime in 2020. "How to Get Away With Murder" (six seasons) — TBA In July 2019, ABC announced the coming sixth season of "How to Get Away With Murder" would be its last. The first half of the final season began airing in September 2019, and will conclude with a second half in spring 2020. "Lucifer" (five seasons) — Finale TBA After it was canceled on Fox, "Lucifer" was saved and given new seasons on Netflix. Now the streaming service has also announced that "Lucifer" will be ending. The fifth and final season is expected to air sometime in 2020. "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (seven seasons) — Finale TBA ABC surprised fans in July 2019 when it announced the coming seventh season of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." would be its last. The final episodes will air sometime in 2020. "The Rain" (three seasons) — Finale TBA In June 2019, the official Twitter account for Netflix's "The Rain" announced that the show had been renewed for a third and final season, which will premiere sometime in 2020. "The Spanish Princess" (two seasons) — Finale TBA Starz's period drama "The Spanish Princess" debuted in 2019, and shortly afterwards the network announced it would make an additional eight episodes to bring the story "to its dramatic conclusion." The final season of "The Spanish Princess" will air sometime in 2020. "Trinkets" (two seasons) — Finale TBA In July 2019, Netflix announced it would make a second and final season of its new series "Trinkets." The last episodes are expected to premiere sometime in 2020. "Vikings" (six seasons) — Finale TBA In January 2019, History announced its drama series would come to an end with a sixth and final season. The last episodes began airing in December 2019, with the series finale expected in early 2020. In November 2019, Netflix surprised fans by announcing it was making a sequel series called "Vikings: Valhalla." The show will be made by creator Michael Hirst and "continues the storytelling of his beloved epic 'Vikings' saga." "Brockmire" (four seasons) — Finale TBA Last December IFC announced that the upcoming fourth season of "Brockmire" would be its last. An executive told Variety the show was conceived from the start as "a four-season story." The new episodes are expected to premiere in March, placing the series finale sometime around late April or early May. "Van Helsing" (five seasons) — Finale TBA Just before the fourth season finale aired, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that "Van Helsing" had been renewed by SyFy for a fifth and final season. Fans will get another set of 13 episodes to conclude this sci-fi series sometime in 2020. Read more: 43 new Netflix shows to expect in 2020 Only 19 TV shows received a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes in 2019 — here they are 33 Netflix shows you probably missed but should definitely watch 9 shows that should have been canceled last year — sorry
Netflix has announced more than 25 new TV shows currently slated to premiere in 2020. Insider...Netflix has announced more than 25 new TV shows currently slated to premiere in 2020. Insider is keeping a running list of the confirmed shows and what we know about them so far. They include new series from "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix released dozens of new TV shows in 2019, and has even more planned for the coming year. You can see how the Netflix originals of 2019 stack up here, but now let's turn to 2020. From new series by creators Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy to anime originals and thrillers based on novels, keep reading to see all the new series arriving on Netflix next year.RuPaul is starring as a character named Ruby Red in an "outrageous" scripted comedy series called "AJ and the Queen." Synopsis: N/A Premiere date: January 10, 2020 "Ares" is a new pyschological thriller series set in Amsterdam. Synopsis: "The eight-episode psychological horror series enters the world of Ares, a secret student society in the heart of Amsterdam where best friends Rosa and Jacob surrender to a world of wealth and power. But slowly they start to realize they've entered a demonic place, built on secrets from The Netherlands' past. A place where true power comes at a terrible price." Premiere date: January 17, 2020 "Ragnarok" is a Norwegian original series with a supernatural story line. Synopsis: " The story revolves around the inhabitants of Edda, who are perhaps not all who they claim to be. With them, we experience a drastically changing world: melting poles, warm winters, violent downpours. Some might say we're headed for yet another Ragnarok. Unless someone intervenes in time..." Premiere date: January 31, 2020 Shonda Rhimes is creating a series based on Julia Quinn's "Bridgerton" novels, starring Julie Andrews and more. Synopsis: "The legendary Julie Andrews will voice Lady Whistledown — the mysterious, sharp-tongued gossip writer whose mix of social commentary and scathing insults drive the characters wild on [Shonda Rhimes'] upcoming series based on the beloved Bridgerton novels." Premiere date: TBA Katherine Langford, the star of "13 Reasons Why," will play the lead role on "Cursed." Synopsis: "An epic re-imagination of the Arthurian legend." Premiere date: TBA "Spectros" an eight-episode series written and directed by Douglas Petrie ("Buffy," "American Horror Story: Coven"). Synopsis: "[Spectros] is about five kids who discover someone is bringing back the dead and those spirits want vengeance for mistakes of the past." Premiere date: TBA "Dash and Lily" will be a new holiday-themed series based on the books by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Synopsis: "A new show based on the YA book series about a whirlwind holiday romance starring Austin Abrams, Midori Francis, Dante Brown, and Troy Iwata." Premiere date: TBA "Ginny and Georgia" is another YA series, this one helmed by showrunner Debra J. Fisher and first-time creator Sarah Lampert. Synopsis: "Angsty and awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller often feels more mature than her 30-year-old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they've never had... a normal life. But it's not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia's past threatens her and her family's new way of life... and Georgia will do anything to protect her family." Premiere date: TBA "Alice in Borderland" is a live-action new series based on the "the survival and thriller manga by Haro Aso." Synopsis: "Ryohei Alice (Alice), a listless, jobless and video-game-obsessed young man sees a strange light and suddenly finds himself in a mysteriously emptied out version of Tokyo along with his two best friends. They quickly discover that in this world, they must compete in one dangerous game after another in order to survive." Premiere Date: TBA "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" is a new animated TV show set in the familiar dinosaur theme park. Synopsis: "'Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous' follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they'll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they're going to survive." Premiere Date: TBA "The Eddy" is a musical series from Damien Chazelle, the writer and director of "La La Land." Synopsis: "A jazz club in the heart of multicultural Paris faces danger." Premiere date: TBA "Into the Night" is a new Belgian original sci-fi series from the producer of "Narcos" and "Scandal," Jason George. Synopsis: "'Into the Night' begins with a sudden solar event, as the sun inexplicably starts killing everything in its path. The show centers around the 'lucky' passengers and crew of an overnight flight out of Brussels, as they attempt to fly west — into the safety of the dark night. The plane's manifest is multinational and multilingual, with passengers rich and poor, young and old, civilian and military. The seemingly ordinary travelers share but one thing: A desire to survive the sun — and each other — by any means necessary." Premiere date: TBA "Unorthodox" is a series based on a novel by Deborah Feldman. Synopsis: "Based on the New York Times bestselling memoir of the same name by Deborah Feldman, 'Unorthodox' is a story about a girl who rejects her radicalized upbringing and leaves to start a new life. One part coming-of-age story, and one part thriller, set in the fun world of Berlin, we watch as a girl discovers all parts of life, of herself and as she follows the dark trails to uncover the dangerous mysteries of her family's past." Premiere date: TBA "Boca a Boca" is a Brazilian thriller series created by filmmaker Esmir Filho. Synopsis: "In a cattle-ranching town in Brazil's countryside, adolescents panic when they are threatened by the outbreak of an epidemic, a contagious infection transmitted by kissing. In a contemporary and dark plot, the series portrays the desires of digitally connected youth within a physical reality filled with fear and mistrust." Premiere Date: TBA "Reality Z" is an adaptation of a British horror series called "Dead Set," created by Charlie Brooker. Synopsis: "An ode to horror, humor and pop culture, the show narrates in five episodes a zombie apocalypse that imprisons participants and producers of a reality show called Olimpo, The House of the Gods, during its elimination night. The studio becomes a shelter for those who seek salvation in Rio de Janeiro where chaos and hopelessness begin to rule." Premiere date: TBA "Kid Cosmic" is an animated series created by Craig McCracken ("The Powerpuff Girls," "Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends"). Synopsis: "This is a show about a young boy who dreams of becoming a hero, and when he stumbles across some cosmic stones of power, his dreams appear to have come true! Unfortunately, the reality of being a hero vs. the fantasy of being a hero are completely different and this challenge becomes the biggest battle he has to face. The Kid may be the good guy, but he's really bad at it!" Premiere date: TBA Trash Truck is an animated series in production from Max Keane, Gennie Rim, and Glen Keane (who won the Oscar for best animated short last year). Synopsis: "Hank is a free-range, dirt-covered 6-year-old boy with a big imagination and an even bigger best pal … a giant honking, snorting trash truck. From learning to fly to going to the dentist, there is no adventure too big or too small for these two best friends." Premiere date: TBA "Followers" is a Japanese original series from director Mika Ninagawa. Synopsis: "In a bustling city full of highs, lows and occasional danger, a group of Tokyo-ites cross paths through social media." Premiere date: TBA "The Walking Dead" actress Christian Serratos will star as music icon Selena Quintanilla on "Selena: The Series." Synopsis: "'Selena: The Series' is a coming-of-age story that follows Selena Quintanilla as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family, and music." Premiere date: TBA "The Goop Lab With Gwenyth Paltrow" will be a docuseries taking people inside her lifetstyle brand company. Synopsis: "Gwenyth Paltrow's lifestyle site, Goop, guides the deeply curious in an exploration of boundary-pushing wellness topics." Premiere date: TBA "Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045" is a new animated series. Synopsis: "In the year 2045, after global capitalism has defaulted, Japan's elite Section 9 begins conducting covert cyber operations. Premiere date: TBA "Eden" is another new animated series that will premiere four episodes in 2020. Synopsis: "Thousands of years into the future, there are no more humans. Only robots live in the mechanical metropolis, 'Eden 3.' Or so they thought ... One day, two farming robots find a young human girl in the city. The decision they make will change everything..." Premiere date: TBA "Ratched" is a new series from Ryan Murphy ("American Horror Story," "American Crime Story") that tells the origin story of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" villain Nurse Ratched. Synopsis: "'Ratched' is an origins story, beginning in 1947, which will follow Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster. The series will track her murderous progression through the mental health care system." Premiere date: TBA "Outer Banks" is a YA series set in North Carolina, and cocreated by Jonas and Josh Pate and Shannon Burke. Synopsis: "A tight-knit group of teens from the wrong side of the tracks called the 'Pogues' embark on a mission to find their ringleader's missing father. In the process, they stumble across a treasure map that unearths a long buried secret." Premiere date: TBA "Behind Her Eyes" is an upcoming thriller miniseries based on a book of the same name. Synopsis: "[Simona] Brown plays Louise, a single mother who has an affair with her psychiatrist boss, David (Tom Bateman). When she later befriends his wife, Adele (Eve Hewson), she becomes caught in a web of secrets and lies." Premiere date: TBA "Never Have I Ever" is a new coming-of-age series inspired by cocreator Mindy Kaling's childhood. Synopsis: "'Never Have I Ever' revolves around Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations." Premiere date: TBA "Blood and Water" is a coming-of-age mystery drama based in Cape Town, South Africa. Synopsis: "'Blood and Water' follows the exploits of the intelligent yet spontaneous 16-year-old, Puleng Khumalo played by Ama Qamata ("My Perfect Family," "Rhythm City"), as she investigates the cold case of her abducted-at-birth older sister." Premiere Date: TBA Read more: 33 Netflix shows you probably missed but should definitely watch Only 18 TV shows received a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes in 2019 — here they are The 10 most-binged shows on Netflix in 2019, so far The 49 best Netflix original TV shows of 2019, ranked
Every week, Insider puts together a list of great shows on Netflix you could watch. This week...Every week, Insider puts together a list of great shows on Netflix you could watch. This week we recommend "Daybreak," "American Horror Story," "The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell," "The Twilight Zone," and "Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix has more original series and classic TV shows than the average person can keep up with. To help parse through the options, Insider is here to recommend five shows that are actually worth your time this week. To celebrate the coming holiday, this week most of our picks follow the theme of spooky, dramatic, and perfectly suited for a pre-Halloween weekend binge. 'Daybreak' Seasons: 1 Episodes: 10 This brand-new Netflix original series is like a combination of a John Hughes teen rom-com movie, the "Mad Max" post-apocalyptic setting, and a coming-of-age tale — all told with the self-aware humor of Millennials and Gen Z. On "Daybreak," nuclear war has obliterated regular life Los Angeles, leaving a group of high schoolers to fend for themselves in the new world left behind. Zombie adults haunt the background of this teen story, making it a solid choice if you're looking for a new show to dive into the week before Halloween. 'American Horror Story' Seasons: 8 Episodes: 94 This anthology series changes themes each season while using largely the same cast of actors. The highest-rated seasons among critics are seasons two ("Asylum") and three ("Coven"), but there's truly a spooky theme for nearly everybody's personal preference. Cocreators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk combine camp and creepiness with each new story, and they'll put you in the perfect Halloween mood. 'The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell' Seasons: 1 Episodes: 6 Netflix only made six episodes of this oddball baking show, all of which premiered last year. Christine McConnell is an expert baker, decorator, and craft-maker, and her spooky creations went viral on Reddit before she landed her own TV show. The series is part baking-tutorial, and part scripted-series about Christine living in a creepy house with talking creatures like a raccoon named Rose and werewolf-ish beast named Edgar. 'The Twilight Zone' Seasons: 4 Episodes: 138 With more than a hundred episodes of the original series "The Twilight Zone" on Netflix, you have plenty of classic suspenseful and supernatural stories to dive into. Two episodes from the first season, "And When the Sky Was Opened" and "The Hitch-Hiker," are often said to be the scariest episodes of this iconic series from the mid-1900s. For other picks of the spookiest episodes to watch, you can find lists of recommendations here and here. 'Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner' Seasons: 1 Episodes: 4 If you're not looking for a Halloween-themed viewing experience in the coming week, Netflix's newest food series from David Chang is worth a watch. The docuseries follows Chef Chang as he meets up with celebrities and tours the best food in different cities. He spends time in Vancouver with Seth Rogan, then Marrakesh with Chrissy Teigen, Los Angeles with Lena Waithe, and lastly Phnom Penh with Kate McKinnon. For more Netflix options, read Insider's list of the best movies you can stream this week.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Nxivm leader Keith Raniere has been convicted. Here's what happened inside his sex-slave ring that recruited actresses and two billionaire heiresses.
'The OA' fans are staging protests outside Netflix headquarters to save the show, and one woman is on her 4th day of a hunger strike
Fans of Netflix's sci-fi series "The OA" are organizing protests outside of the company's Los Angeles...Fans of Netflix's sci-fi series "The OA" are organizing protests outside of the company's Los Angeles office. Insider visited the protest on Wednesday to hear directly from the fans hoping the streaming service reverses its choice to cancel the show after two seasons (and a mind-melting cliffhanger). One woman, Emperial Young, is now on her fourth day of a hunger strike. "I'm hoping that showing how this show is so important that somebody is willing to starve themselves for it would make it a reason that people want to subscribe," Young said. "And alternately, if they don't renew it a reason that people want to cancel their Netflix." Keep reading to hear from other fans of "The OA" and see photos from the organized protest. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories Emperial Young, a 35-year-old writer and fan of Netflix's recently canceled series "The OA," hasn't eaten food since Monday. "Entertainment is food for the human soul and Netflix's algorithm isn't measuring that right now," Young told Insider during an organized protest event outside of Netflix's Hollywood office. "And by not taking physical food, I'm saying that this show is more important food to me than actual food." Young (who quips "I'll never be old!" after telling me her last name) was the first fan who decided to take the #SaveTheOA movement straight to Netflix's doorstep. Starting on August 16, Young has visited the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Sunset Boulevard almost every day to try and get Netflix's attention in the hopes of reversing the company's decision to cancel "The OA" after two seasons. Read more: Why superfans are convinced Netflix's cancellation of 'The OA' is a fakeout that plays into the mind-melting season 2 cliff-hanger "Because I feel like we need both," Young said, continuing with the metaphor of food. "We need shows that are sincere and inclusive, especially in times like this when everything seems like it's falling apart." Young was pushed to picket Netflix's offices after a series of television-related disappointments. First, as a lifelong "Star Trek" fan whose dream was to one day write for the show, the new CBS reboot "Star Trek: Discovery" was a huge let down. "[There was] just really crappy writing and it was doing the most predictable things," Young said. "And telling a story that they wanted to look inclusive by checking a lot of boxes, but it didn't really feel inclusive. That was just so disappointing to me." Then another favorite show, the Canadian sci-fi series "Dark Matter" on Space Channel, was canceled. Now Netflix was taking "The OA" away. "This is just one step too far," Young said. "I can't lose 'The OA,' too. I've had it. This is the hill I'll die on." Young wrote a "manifesto" on Twitter which further explains her decision to go on a hunger strike, and the importance of certain television shows when it comes to helping people cope with day-to-day life. Tens of thousands of people die in the United States every year because they cannot get help. They cannot afford services to treat mental health issues and medical conditions. Untreated conditions make it harder to obtain employment, making it even more impossible to get help. — E. T. Young (@emverse) August 19, 2019 "I'm hoping that showing how this show is so important that somebody is willing to starve themselves for it would make it a reason that people want to subscribe," Young said. "And alternately, if they don't renew it, a reason that people want to cancel their Netflix accounts." Young canceled her own Netflix subscription the same day "The OA" cancellation was announced. "Bring 'The OA' back and I will resubscribe," she said. The hunger strike is also an indefinite plan. In the meantime, Young has now found a whole community of fellow "OA" fans and organizers who, using the show's Reddit community and Twitter hashtags, grew the protest group to around 15 people. Emperial was joined by like-minded fans who believe 'The OA' is worth fighting for Young was thrilled when people began joining her on the street corner. "That was amazing. I just started this because I'm one person who's fed up," Young said. "I'm at the end of my rope, basically. I don't have anything else. Give me the damn TV show. I was prepared to just stand on this corner alone for as long as it took, but then people started coming to join me." One of "The OA" stars, Brandon Perea, passed by Young's solo protest last week. He stopped to take some pictures and videos of Young to share on his social media accounts. Ran into this GEM of human while driving down Sunset! The support for #SaveTheOA is REAL! THANK YOU! 🙏♥️🙌P.S. it is 81 degrees out side right now... She is a true super hero pic.twitter.com/6H5t1prBWb — Brandon Perea (@BrandonPerea) August 16, 2019 "I wouldn't protest for just any show," Rachael Root, a 37-year-old fan who helped organize Wednesday's protest told Insider. "It's always sad when you love television show and it gets canceled. I still feel the pain of 'Carnivale and 'Dead Like Me.' But there is something very unique and special about 'The OA' that I feel is worth fighting for and obviously thousands of people worldwide agree and are protesting." Root attempted to synthesize "The OA" in a way that wouldn't spoil any of the show's many surprising turns, but explains its uniqueness in the landscape of too-much-television. Her synopsis was written as part of a press release campaign started among fans trying to get the word out about the #SaveTheOA campaign. "What is consciousness? Where do we venture to after death?" she asked. "Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij were bold and innovative enough to answer these questions by taking audiences on a pure, uncynical journey across time and space [...] building its own mythos as no sci-fi show has ever done before." For many, "The OA" was an important addition to Netflix's catalogue of original shows thanks to its inclusion of diverse narratives. "It's just really important to see a show that represents people who don't get represented otherwise," Young said. "And Netflix gave a platform to these show creators to tell this story that is inclusive, that includes minorities, people of color, people of different sexual orientations, trans representation. For them to give that platform was fantastic, but for them to take it away before the story is finished? I can't accept that." Read more: 'The OA' went to incredible lengths to find its transgender teen star Ian Alexander for a key role "Most television is just meaningless entertainment," Young said. "And don't get me wrong, I love television. I'm down for meaningless entertainment sometimes, but every once in a while a rare show comes around that's doing more, and 'The OA' is such a show. That's why I think it's so important. This show of all the shows is the one we have to keep." Root sees the show as more than just TV. It's a piece of artwork. "'The OA' is an art installation piece," Root said. "We will never, ever, ever, ever, ever see anything of it's like ever again in the history of television. There was nothing like it before it and there won't be anything like it [again]. I think Netflix has really shot themselves in the foot." The peaceful protest outside Netflix's office shows the communal and passionate side of 'The OA' fandom When Insider arrived to the protest site on Wednesday afternoon, Root was there helping stack up homemade signs. Several feet away, two fans were taking turns running a livestream video on YouTube for the folks unable to be in Hollywood but who wanted to help #SaveTheOA. Two massive flower arrangements (one in the shape of a circle and one upside-down heart) spelled out "OA" on the street corner facing the afternoon stream of traffic. Other fans used sidewalk chalk to draw pictures of angels and write out the full URL landing page where people can start streaming "The OA." Spirits were high among the protestors, boosted further by the encouraging honks, waves, and cheers they received from passing drivers (which happened more frequently than I had expected, about every 10 minutes on the busy stretch of Hollywood traffic). A group of five people performed "The Movements" — a set of choreographed motions which, in the plot of "The OA," can help heal wounds or transport you to a new dimension. It happened! Five people doing the movements! #DoTheMovements #TheOAisReal @Netflix, have we jumped into a universe where the OA isn't cancelled? #RenewTheOA pic.twitter.com/DZue55KPIT — E. T. Young (@emverse) August 22, 2019 "I'm floored by the fact that me standing on a street corner has generated all of this," Young said. "From just one person going, 'I've had enough. I'm making a sign. I'm standing on a street corner. Why the heck not? What do I have to lose?'" Read more: Everything you need to know about the mind-bending 'OA Part 2' season finale The protest was partially organized using a Facebook event, which asked folks to show up between 3 o'clock and 6 o'clock on Wednesday. With temperatures in the mid-80s, the group made sure to share a case of bottled water and snacks like strawberry-flavored Kit Kats. At one point, Young called over to make sure I was wearing sunscreen, noticing my reddening shoulders in the direct sunlight. She offered me a stick of SPF 70 — a gift she had received the day before from a supporter. "Someone online asked if they could buy me a meal," she said. "But you know, [because of the hunger strike] I asked for sunscreen instead." Throughout the afternoon, over a dozen different people inside the Netflix headquarters looked out through their office's glass windows. Some were snapping pictures of the protest below them, others made heart signs with their hands and waved. Whenever the protest group realized they had the attention of people inside the building, they turned their signs upwards. By five 'o clock, the protest group realized Netflix employees would be leaving work from a parking garage down the block. They moved several of the larger banner signs to a fence where cars would be passing. The center poster had photos of HBO showrunners including David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ("Game of Thrones") and David Milch ("Deadwood"). In full, the text on the poster read: "David Benioff and D.B. Weiss got 8 seasons of Game of Thrones David Chase got 6 seasons of The Sopranos David Simon got 5 seasons of The Wire David Milch got 3 seasons of Deadwood Brit and Zal got 2 seasons of The OA TV MATTERS! It shapes the narrative of our lives, gives us language to talk about them and shows us what can truly be possible. The OA is a masterpiece and a metaphor for our current crumbling dimension. Don't we need more stories by someone not named David?" Some protestors wore costumes, like angel wings or white masks. Props like a stuffed octopus (representing Old Night, the ancient octopus character who appears on season two of "The OA") were staged on trash cans and the street corners. As for the theory that Netflix didn't really cancel the show, but instead the announcement was part of an augmented-reality narrative for the third season of "The OA," the protestors seemed to agree that it would be an incredible marketing move — but was unlikely thanks to Netflix's statements. "I feel like our movement has gone so far that I think someone would have come out and said, 'Oh my God, please stop spending money on this,'" Root said. "Like, 'We're just kidding!' And we'd realize this was a really horrible joke gone wrong." Representatives for Netflix didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on the ongoing protests and #SaveTheOA movement. As I stood across the street, snapping more pictures of the ongoing picketing, a passerby leaned over to ask what exactly was happening. After hearing that the group was protesting Netflix and trying to get the streaming service to un-cancel a show, the man looked surprised. "Oh, I thought someone had died and they were named OA," he said, gesturing to the funeral-esque flower arrangement. "Well, in a way, 'The OA' did die," I replied. "So you weren't far off." Tired and sweating from the Los Angeles heat after two hours, I said my goodbyes to the remaining protestors, giving a silent wave to the man still holding up his phone for the livestream. He was reading off names from people in the chat room who wanted to be included in the protest — a woman next to him was crouched on the sidewalk, writing each name down in chalk. Young had decided to take a break. Instead of standing in the sunlight, she was sitting on the intersection corner and drinking from her water canteen, the only liquid she's currently consuming. Her hunger strike would continue into its fourth day by Thursday morning. 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