Shonda Rhimes is just one of many people who aren’t happy with Netflix for canceling The OA, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s show about dimensional travel and the hope such ideas inspire. Rhimes tweeted Thursday night that she was “holding a grudge about the fact that they cancelled @The_OA on us.” Many share her grudge. Cancellation of The OA has been protested with billboards in Time Square, flash mobs, and a hunger strike. Netflix gave the show the ax August 5, which prompted the show’s creators, fans, and even one executive to cry. “The first time I heard the news I had a good cry,” Marling wrote on social media. “So did one of our executives at Netflix who has been with us since the early days when we were sketching out Hap’s basement on the floor of our production office in Queens.” For Rhimes, at least, the time for crying is over and the time for spite has come. If they want to cancel the very concept of hope, what can Netflix expect?
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