Netflix and chill might be a popular past time, but when a beloved Netflix series is on the verge of cancelation, fans are anything but.
Gloria Calderón Kellett is one of the showrunners for One Day at a Time, the critically-acclaimed Netflix original series. She took to Twitter this week to break the news to fans that she met with Netflix about the series’ future, and that a fourth season is currently undecided.
They made clear that they love the show, love how it serves underrepresented audiences, love its heart & humor, but…we need more viewers. They'll decide soon.
I wish I felt more confident
WHAT CAN YOU DO? Tell friends to watch! pic.twitter.com/bkbqxp0qDC
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) February 20, 2019
“They made clear that they love the show,” Kellett tweeted about her meeting with the streaming giant. “Love how it serves underrepresented audiences, love its heart & humor, but…we need more viewers. They’ll decide soon.”
A reboot of the popular ’70s sitcom, Netflix’s One Day at a Time has been praised for not only its humor and witty writing, but for also tackling a variety of serious subjects including depression, sexual abuse, addiction, and coming out as queer.
The third season, which premiered earlier this month on Netflix, currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and when fans learned that the show was in danger of getting the chop, they took to Twitter and got #RenewODAAT trending—even celebs like Gloria Estefan and Joe Manganiello, both who made cameos in the latest season, spoke up about hoping the series would be renewed.
Unselfishly, Glo is one of the best comedy writers in the biz and her show is FANTASTIC and one of the best shows currently running…
Selfishly, I want to come back and play Schneider’s sponsor again so go watch and retweet!!! #RenewODAAT #RenewOneDayatATime https://t.co/DqmQ0L3NuC
— JOE MANGANIELLO (@JoeManganiello) February 21, 2019
If you want to catch a GREAT show, binge watch all 3 seasons of @OneDayAtATime !! We want a Season 4 and I want to come back to annoy @TheRitaMoreno as her nemesis and sister!❤️ https://t.co/u1ZlQ8f9Tl
— Gloria Estefan (@GloriaEstefan) February 21, 2019
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) February 21, 2019
What can us non-celeb fans do to make sure we see the Alvarez family again? Read the passionate tweets below defending why the series should return, and then fire up Netflix and spend the weekend binge-watching (or re-watching!) the streaming service’s best sitcom.
Reminder: S3 of #ODAAT tackles panic attacks, anxiety, depression, drugs, alcoholism, responsible sex & consent, toxic masculinity, respecting women, supportive & loving parenting, emotional vulnerability, self-love, personal growth, and deserves a S4. WATCH & TELL EVERYONE! https://t.co/oDZiBNv2Ed
— B. Pamela Dailey (@B_Dailey13) February 20, 2019
We were honored to have @OneDayAtATime’s @Isabella_Gomez, @JustinaMachado & Gloria Calderon Kellett (@everythingloria) at @HRC HQ to talk about the show earlier this month. #RenewODAAT. pic.twitter.com/SmcDpP0A83
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) February 21, 2019
— rose (@Sylena_odaat) February 22, 2019
— Michelle Zanella (@MichelleZanella) February 21, 2019
— Joice A (@Joicew2319) February 22, 2019
— Leila (@_LeilaniTorres) February 21, 2019
— best of odaat (@picsodaat) February 21, 2019
Netflix: we don’t know if we’re gonna renew odaat
— Beth (@bbeer03) February 21, 2019
— Christine (@wantsleep) February 21, 2019
one day at a time is the only show i have ever watched that has explained and explored the topic of depression so well. instead of demonising antidepressants, this phenomenal show normalises them and that is something special. #renewODAAT pic.twitter.com/6gL6nzyrMJ
— paige (@detctdiaz) February 22, 2019
#RenewODAAT I saw someone post this and damn it’s so accurate but im getting on here to say. Save this show for it’s latinx representation, importance of family, cute scenes of trying to work out what to call your non-binary partner ETC and ofc THE BOSS CAST. pic.twitter.com/Au15Ahk9QY
— #renewonedayatatime (@Jess18616421) February 21, 2019
#RenewODAAT for a lesbian latina dating someone who’s nb, for a single mom with depression, for a religious grandmother who accepts her granddaughter for who she is, for a man struggling with addiction, and for all of them helping eachother through the ups and downs ❤️ pic.twitter.com/B07E9aMI8m
— (@AvatarKitten) February 21, 2019
‘we might cancel ODAAT’
– ptsd, depression, anxiety rep
– lgbtq rep
– discussions on racism, sexism, classism
– consent conversation!
– family relationships
– addiction, drugs, alcoholism
– non binary rep
– lydia is right, cancelling goes against god#RenewODAAT pic.twitter.com/KzIZzbBU1z
— chels (@hxdleyc) February 21, 2019
If I'd have to save only one Netflix show, it'd be this one. For the first time, on a platform that is viewed by many, subject of anxiety was deeply touched. No one at school had ever given me an advice, on how to survive a panick attack, and this show did. ❤️#RenewODAAT pic.twitter.com/XaEC0vRXxf
— ℯ ℯ ℯ (@soyvanillalate) February 21, 2019
— (@santiagay_) February 21, 2019
— ivy (@lgbtsamberg) February 21, 2019