‘Everything Now’ Canceled at Netflix Despite Season 2 Development

It's one and done for the British Netflix teen comedy drama series.

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Everything Now Canceled At Netflix After One Season

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The British teen show Everything Now from Left Bank Pictures will not return for a second season on Netflix. A new interview with show star Dylan Brady has revealed the cancellation.

Released on October 5th, 2023, the British teen drama from Left Bank Pictures stars Sophie Wilde, who rocketed to fame last year with her appearance in A24’s horror Talk To Me. Wilde plays the role of Mia Polanco, a teen who has just been released from the hospital where she was in recovery to treat her anorexia. Knowing that her teen years are soon running out, she decides to collaborate with friends on a bucket list called The F**k It Bucket.

Everything Now Season 2 Canceled at Netflix

Speaking with Twitter entertainment aggregator account FilmUpdates, the actor confirmed the show would not be returning citing poor performance as the main reason for the cancelation.

“We had some great ideas,” the actor told the outlet, “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.’”

Continuing, the actor said “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.”

A Writer’s Room for Season 2 Was Assembled

We have learned that there were initial plans for season 2 of Everything Now on Netflix. Krissie Ducker’s profile on Independent Talent suggests that a writer’s room for a new season was established throughout 2023. In the profile, you can see the writer was responsible for writing multiple episodes for what would be a new season.

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CV for Krissie Ducker on Independent Talent

In the aforementioned interview, Brady also revealed that he was writing a script for the second season too.

In March 2024, we contacted Netflix for comment, but they weren’t able to provide any further details and declined to comment. We also contacted Left Bank Pictures press representatives, called IJPR, and heard no response. Likewise, we contacted Independent Talent, which did not respond.

What We Expected to See From Everything Now Season 2

By the end of the season, Mia was desperate to finish her list, given that she had heard devastating news from an old friend, Jenna, who had died suffering from anorexia just like Mia.

In the run-up to this news, Mia confesses her feelings for Carli with the pair kissing, not before being interrupted by Carli’s boyfriend and Cam. This causes a rift in the friendship group, and Mia herself is close to relapsing.

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Picture: Netflix

Throughout the final episode, Mia and Carli are ticking more items off the f**k-it list, but a trigger causes Mia’s disorder to come back to the forefront.

Things were looking up by the end of the episode, with truths said and the dust settling on some of the drama. Mia set out to make a new list and was eating again. Whatever is on that list would undoubtedly be what the gang gets up to in any potential season 2.

How well is Everything Now performing on Netflix?

Performance on Everything Now certainly didn’t emulate the past success of the similar British show Sex Education which ultimate ran for four seasons.

Below, we’ll try to piece together, using various sources, how well Everything Now why the show failed to perform.

Let’s begin with Netflix’s own top 10 data. For the first week, where it was eligible to feature in the top 10s (October 2-8), the show missed out. To have taken the tenth spot, it’d have needed 1.6 million completed viewing equivalents (or views as Netflix dubs it) to feature.

The next week, it did feature picking up 8.3 million hours watched, equating to 1.3 million CVEs, but it fell out the next week.

Week Period Hours Viewed Views / CVE Rank Week in Top 10
October 8th, 2023 to October 15th, 2023 8,300,000 1,300,000 9 1

What about individual countries’ top 10s? Via FlixPatrol, we can see the show featured in close to 60 countries although it didn’t for long. It featured in the top 10s for 16 days in total, but ultimately, the show didn’t stick anywhere.

One country you’d have expected the show to perform well in was the United Kingdom but it only featured in the top 10s there for 8 days before dropping out. Typically you’d need to see the show feature in its home territory for around 30 days to have a shot at getting renewed.

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