Netflix drama series Sex/Life has been cancelled after two seasons. Created by Stacy Rukeyser, it debuted in June 2021, with season two released on March 2nd, 2023. However, various challenges, including falling ratings, have now seen the streaming giant pull the plug.
Recently, Sex/Life star Sarah Shahi reflected on the “challenge” of the second season when appearing on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast. “I’m not going to put it down, but I definitely did not have the support that I did the first season from the people involved in the show.”
Adding: “It became a much different thing for me, and I’m not afraid to say that,” she said. “I struggled with the material. I just felt the thing that it had the first season — I mean, I’m never gonna work for Netflix again now after saying all this, but I can’t lie. And it was definitely a challenge.”
The cancellation of the show was confirmed to the trades on April 7th. A spokesperson for Netflix told Deadline: “The second season brought the series to a natural close, wrapping up the storyline for key characters whose relationships come to a happy conclusion, adding the streamer is proud of the show and the work put into it by producers, cast and crew.”
The cancellation is further proof of Netflix’s increasingly heightened criteria to warrant a series renewal as they look to cut losses.