Oof, Netflix Canceled ‘Spinning Out’ & Fans Are PISSED
There's nothing like the joy of a good cliffhanger ending to a show's Season 1... unless, of course, audiences are left totally hanging when the series doesn't get a Season 2. That's unfortunately the case with one of Netflix's latest dramas, and fans are not pleased. Let's just rip off the bandage: Netflix canceled Spinning Out, so fans will never find out how the characters' stories end.
Warning: Spoilers for Season 1 of Spinning Out follow. On Monday, Netflix announced it was not renewing the ice-skating drama Spinning Out for a second season. The 10-episode first season dropped on Jan. 1 of this year and dug into the world of competitive winter sports in a resort town in Idaho. The series followed Kat Baker (Kaya Scodelario), who was battling mental health issues and family drama with her mom (January Jones) and sister (Willow Shields), while also pursuing her dreams of skating in the Olympics. She teamed up with bad-boy skater Justin (Evan Roderick) and trained under her tough coach Dasha (Svetlana Efremova).
At the end of the first season of Spinning Out, quite a few storylines were left open-ended. The biggest loss of closure has to do with the fact that Kat and Justin decided to pursue a relationship just as they were about to begin begin their long routine in the their sectional competition. Now that fans won't be getting a Season 2, they'll never know how Kat and Justin's personal or professional lives turn out. That's a real bummer for a lot of fans, many of whom are sharing their Spinning Out angst on Twitter.
A bunch of other storylines are also now left up in the air. After Kat's sister Serena revealed her doctor had taken advantage of her, their mom attacked him. Plus, Kat's best friend Jenn (Amanda Zhou) started dating the doctor, so all that mess promised a ton of drama in Season 2.
Fans are not only frustrated that they won't be able to learn how all these stories end, but also that Netflix is no longer supporting a show they love. One fan on Twitter wrote, "Again Netflix doing [an] impeccable show, with a great plot, amazing actors, that talks about important things and with a lot more to talk about, not moving a finger to promote them and canceling it. Imagine how tired I am."
Fans on Twitter are using the hashtag #SaveSpinningOut to try to convince Netflix to reverse its decision to cancel the series. But for now, fans will simply have to be content with the one season of Spinning Out they got to enjoy.