There will be no “The OA” Season 3. The Netflix series created and executive produced by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij has been cancelled after two eight-episode seasons.
“We are incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerizing chapters of ‘The OA’ and are grateful to Brit and Zal for sharing their audacious vision and for realizing it through their incredible artistry,” Netflix vice president of original content Cindy Holland said in a statement obtained by Variety. “We look forward to working with them again in the future, in this and perhaps many other dimensions.”
“The OA” was produced by Plan B Entertainment and Anonymous Content. The first season debuted on Netflix on December 16, 2016 while the second season was released on March 22, 2019.
Marling plays the title role also named Prairie Johnson. Joining her in the main cast are Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Phyllis Smith, Alice Krige, Patrick Gibson, Brendan Meyer, Brandon Perea, Ian Alexander, Jason Isaacs, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Will Brill, Sharon Van Etten, Paz Vega and Chloe Levine.
Hiam Abbas, Robert Eli, Sean Grandillo, Robert Morgan and Michael Cumpsty appeared in “The OA” Season 1 while Bria Vinaite, Zendaya, Zoe Chao, Irene Jacob, Eijiro Ozaki, Vincent Kartheiser and Liz Carr appeared in the second round. Zoey Todorovsky, Marcus Choi, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Zachary Gemino, Stephanie Delaney and Riz Ahmed also played guest characters.
Before “The OA,” Marling starred in British comedy-drama television series “Babylon” as Liz Garvey in 2014. In the same year, she starred in the films “The Better Angels,” “I Origins,” “The Keeping Room” and “Posthumous.”
Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on August 7, 1982, Marling attended the arts program at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida, USA. In 2005, she earned her degrees in economics and studio art from Georgetown University in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., USA and was her class valedictorian.
Here is Marling’s recent interview with Ellen Degeneres: