Netflix’s list of one-and-done original series continues to grow.
The latest addition to that list comes with the cancellation of the Regina King-led crime drama, “Seven Seconds,” which premiered with its first season earlier this year. Created by Veena Sud (“The Killing”), the series focused on the growing tension between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City, when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop. In addition to King, the show’s impressive ensemble cast also featured Clare-Hope Ashitey, Michael Mosley, David Lyons, Patrick Murney, Beau Knapp, and more.
Cindy Holland, VP of Originals at Netflix, commented on the show’s cancellation with the following:
“We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of ‘Seven Seconds.’ Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come.”
“Seven Seconds” was created by Sud to be an anthology series, with each season of the show following a different cast of characters and basic premise, all of which would come together to create an overall story about Jersey City and the ongoing struggle to live in modern day, American urban environments. The show’s cancellation now puts it with a select number of other shows that have only lived for one seasons on the streaming platform, including “Girlboss,” “The Get Down,” and “Gypsy.”
The first (and now only) season of “Seven Seconds” is available to stream on Netflix now.