Petition Nears 25,000 for Netflix To Revive MTV’s ‘Faking It’
UPDATE: The campaign has since hit 30,000 supporters.
2016 has been the year of some massive TV cancellations ranging from Castle and Nashville. One of the other shows that quietly got cancelled was MTV’s Faking It and now fans of the show are turning to both MTV and Netflix to either continue or revive the show.
The shortlived MTV show only managed to get three seasons before receiving the axe in 2016. The series debuted in 2014 and is largely considered to be groundbreaking in the way it dealt with sexuality. The show starred Rita Volk, Katie Stevens and Gregg Sulkin as the main protagonists.
As of right now, the show is not available to stream on Netflix but now the show has finished, the possibility of Faking It streaming on Netflix rises dramatically.
The main petition has quickly gotten nearly 25,000 signatures in just under 2 weeks. The petition states: ‘As a fan of show mtv just announced today that faking it will not give the show faking it another season to allow Amy and karma be together.’
Whether the show will actually be able to revived is another question as TVline doubts that it will given that MTV still holds the rights to the show rather than the showrunner Carter Covington. That means Netflix would have to not only get everyone on board for a new season but buy the license off of MTV too.
The show leaves MTV when the network is seriously in need of some new entertainment licenses with falling viewing figures across the board and many considering that Scream remains the only draw for most to the network.
140 characters is not enough to express how I feel about this news. I promise #FakingIt fans I'll share what was to come after finale airs
— Carter Covington (@mrcartaire) May 13, 2016
The tweet above gives some solace to fans of the show stating that even if the show doesn’t find a new home, he will reveal what he had planned for the show which still isn’t the best scenario but at this point, it’s better than nothing.
What do you think? Should Netflix revive MTV’s Faking It? Let us know in the comments below.