Fans SPAM Netflix With Hashtag #SaveTheOA and #RenewTheOA For Season 3
Their latest movement has been to flood Netflix's twitter comments with a GIF from The OA when Netflix is trying to promote Paul Rudd's Living with Yourself TV series.
24 October 2019 by Fonticha Tran
On 23 October, Netflix started posting out memes of Netflix's Living with Yourself TV series starring Paul Rudd. However, fans flooded the comments with the hashtag #SaveTheOA and #RenewTheOA.
First of all, The OA is an American mystery drama series with elements of supernatural, science fiction and fantasy. The OA was intended to be a five-season series by its creators, but after just two seasons, it was cancelled by Netflix on August 5, 2019.
As a result, fans created a petition on Change.org to "SAVE THE OA, RENEW THE OA FOR SEASON 3". The petition has increased traction these past few days and now currently has over 87,800 signatures out of its target of 150,000.
Not only that, but on November 5, the 3rd-month anniversary of The OA's cancellation is coming up, and fans are already talking among themselves on how to ensure their voices are heard by Netflix.
Their last movement was on September 10 when fans made a pact to mass cancel Netflix as a protest. Fans agreed to write down the reasoning (when prompted by Netflix) as "the cancellation of The OA".
Their latest movement has been to flood Netflix's twitter comments with a GIF from The OA with the subtitles: “I asked you to believe in impossible things” when Netflix is trying to promote Paul Rudd's Living with Yourself TV series.
However, the fans have something bigger planned this coming December.
Fans are spreading this tweet. Check it out below:
I "Join the movement and #SaveTheOA! @Netflix we will show you the way. @britmarling @z_al we will not forget, we remember everything. Take action here: http://mayorwhite.com/save-the-oa."
[Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij are the creators of The OA. Brit also stars in the series.]
The link above takes fans to a website that explains exactly what they must do to save The OA. That is, on December 16, exactly three years since the show first premiered, fans must "tune into Netflix and watch the first episode of the show together".
According to the website, when that happens, the data analysts at Netflix will see the huge spike in viewership for The OA. The example given is that if they manage to hit over a million viewers with around 1-5% new subscribers, then it will be next to impossible for Netflix to ignore.
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
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