Farewell to _The OA_, the Netflix series created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij and starring Marling, which lasted two ambitious, lopsided seasons. It told a story of alternate realities to which characters could travel by working through the rejected sections of a community mime class.
I had a horrible feeling that they were going to have a hell of a job moving on from the none-more-meta second season finale,1 but I’d have loved to see them try.
- It’s by no means inconceivable that this whole cancellation story is a ruse and the truth is that Marling and Batmanglij started writing a season where Jason Isaacs found himself playing Jason Isaacs, who was both Brit Marling’s husband and a devious and creepy scientist who planned to experiment on her all season, and at a certain point they just realised that they couldn’t pull it off. Not even with the help of a psychic octopus and an the fungal telepathy of an entire planet-worth of trees.