The Netflix original series Gypsy, starring Oscar-nominee Naomi Watts, has been cancelled after a single season. Created and written by Lisa Rubin, the psychological drama series followed the illicit exploits of Jean Holloway (Watts), a New York City-based psychotherapist who secretly infiltrates the private lives of her patients during her off-hours, under the alias Diane Hart.
Unfortunately for Watts and Rubin, Gypsy was met with a less than enthusiastic critical reception upon its premiere on Netflix, and is currently sporting a 26% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite attracting the likes of Fifty Shade of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson to helm the first two episodes – in addition to featuring a supporting turn from Billy Crudup (Alien: Covenant) as Watts’ onscreen husband in the series, Michael Holloway – Netflix has officially decided to end production on the show.
According to Deadline, Netflix has cancelled Gypsy following recent in-house discussions about season 2 – including four weeks spent in the writer’s room on the behalf of the cast and crew. Undoubtedly a bit of a setback for Watts and everyone else involved with the psychological thriller, those who did catch the initial batch of ten episodes will have to bid adieu to the short-lived drama.
Coming on the heels of the Jenji Kohan-produced women’s wresting series Glow getting renewed for season 2 – in addition to full season reorders for fellow original Netflix shows like Marvel’s Iron Fist and 13 Reasons Why – the cancellation of Gypsy is likely to sting a little for fans of the show. Serving as the first big break for Rubin, the up-and-coming writer has been dealt a decidedly unfortunate hand.
For now, Watts fans can continue to see the English performer’s work on the Twin Peaks revival series (aka. Twin Peaks: The Return), as well as taking in her latest big screen role with the release of The Glass Castle film adaptation this weekend. Gypsy may have fallen victim to the chopping block amidst an unceasing rush of original content at its streaming service home, following Netflix’s higher-profile cancelations of such expensive original series as The Get Down and Sense8 (though a two-hour Sense8 finale has since been announced). Here’s to hoping that Rubin manages to brush herself off and keep on working towards bigger and better things in the near future.
Gypsy season 1 is available for streaming exclusively on Netflix.
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