Netflix has announced that crime anthology Seven Seconds has been cancelled after one season.
“We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of Seven Seconds. Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come,” Cindy Holland, vp originals at Netflix, said Wednesday in a statement.
The cancellation comes after the show received mixed reviews after premiering earlier this year and at a time when Netflix is reshaping its scripted roster. The streamer’s recent death toll includes teen comedy Everything Sucks!, Chuck Lorre comedy Disjointed, and Maria Bamford vehicle Lady Dynamite.
From Veena Sud (The Killing), Seven Seconds told the story of Jersey City teenager Brenton Butler, who is accidentally killed by a car driven by a white officer (Beau Knapp). The series chronicled the racial tensions that surfaced following the hit-and-run as well as the cover-up of the incident by the local police force.
In addition to Knapp, Seven Seconds starred Regina King (American Crime), Raul Castillo (Looking), Russell Hornsby (Grimm), David Lyons (Revolution), and Michael Mosley (Sirens).