April 15, 2024

Word is out that Netflix has cancelled Everything Now after one season. The news comes six months after the release of its 8-episode run. In a recent interview for filmupdates.net, Dylan Brady, who wrote for the British dramedy, confirmed that it would not be returning due to low viewership.

"I had written a script for season 2," Brady said. "We had some great ideas but we are at the mercy of the algorithm, I'm afraid. It's really difficult because historically, TV has worked in one way, which is a slow, consistent growth over several seasons as opposed to this kind of mentality we see now, where it's like, 'If it doesn't get 16 million views in the first 28 days, it's not worth anyone's while.' It's really disheartening to see because I think there's also a lot of people who refuse to invest in a new show with the knowledge that it might just end up getting canceled. I hope that landscape will change and I hope that we can stop treating art and television as a commodity that's at the mercy of an algorithm because an algorithm isn't people, and things often just do take a bit of time. When they're given the space to grow, they can turn into really wonderful things."

Everything Now follows Mia, a 16-year-old girl who has spent the last few months in recovery for an eating disorder. Now recovered and ready to get her life back, she makes a bucket list of quintessential teen experiences to make up for the time she lost.