Netflix Canceled 'One Day at a Time' & the Internet Is in Mourning

Lawrence Kim
March 15, 2019

The modern-day remake of the beloved Norman Lear comedy followed a Cuban-American family led by a divorced, former military mom (Justina Machado), who was raising two teenagers - Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz) - with the help of her traditional Cuban mother Lydia (EGOT victor Rita Moreno).

Netflix is saying goodbye to "One Day at a Time".

Starring Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Isabella Gomez, and more, One Day at a Time, a revival of Norman Lear's 1970s sitcom, was celebrated for its representation of Latinx and LGBTQ characters, as well as its deft handling of protagonist Penelope Alvarez (Machado), a single mother and veteran dealing with PTSD. The axing comes roughly five weeks after the release of Season 3. "Thank you Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce for always making us laugh and never shying away from bravely and beautifully tackling tough subject matter in a meaningful way", the company wrote.

Netflix's Twitter statement concluded, "And to anyone who felt seen or represented - possibly for the first time - by ODAAT, please don't take this as an indication your story is not important".

"It's been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear", Netflix COO Ted Sarandos said in a statement.

The show's producer, Sony Pictures Television, is reportedly planning on shopping the series around at other outlets, in an attempt to find "One Day at a Time" a home somewhere else.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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