Fans Create Petition for Netflix to #SaveForever

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TV series come and go, but one that fans are determined not to let go is Forever.

The short-lived show only managed to air one entire season on ABC before they pulled the plug a few weeks back. This, along with 15 other shows, faced the casualty of the axe, given the increasing competition in the cable television environment. The series starred Fantastic 4’s Ioan Gruffudd, who portrayed a 200-year-old man living in New York attempting to find the reason for his immortality. The Forever writers said that weak viewing numbers were among the reasons the show fell by the wayside.

Yesterday, we shared this photo asking fans across our network which show they’d like to see picked up by Netflix. As a result, we’ve been bombarded with messages about how Netflix should be reviving Forever as part of their own Netflix Originals program.

Forever stood above the rest in regards to the amount of fans asking which fans they’d like to see revived on Netflix, but is it likely to happen? Well, you can never say never, as many fans who were unhappy with the cancellation of Arrested Development managed to get another season made, which came exclusively to Netflix a couple of years back. Netflix also has a working relationship with ABC as many of their shows are streaming across their many regions.

A petition has been created to save the show and a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #saveforever to let industry leaders across the entertainment business know that this is a show worth saving.

Franziska Dimitrova is one of the Twitter users hoping to get the hashtag trending and said to us, ‘Me and 3,000 fans and even more are going to (at least try) make a trend #SaveForever tomorrow. But I feel like it’s not enough.’ and that ‘It will be a Black Tuesday tomorrow for ABC. I feel like Netflix will do something about it.’

So if you’re one of the thousands of fans wanting Netflix to pick up the show Forever, be sure to tweet Netflix using their official tag and contact their help centre.

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.