Sad day Grand Army fans! Netflix has decided not to renew the dark, teen drama for a season 2; even after a stellar and controversial season 1. A quick trigger warning for people out there. Grand Army covers heavy subject matter such as rape, school shootings, suicide, and more. Based on the critically acclaimed, SLUT: The Play by Katie Cappiello, Grand Army tells the story of five high school kids. As they struggle with sexual, racial, and economic politics while they fight to succeed and become somebody. The play tells the story of Joey Del Marco who is raped by three of her best guy friends and the fallout that happens when she comes forward about the assault. Grand Army does stay true by telling Joey’s story, it does expound into the lives of four other students.
GRAND ARMY’S CANCELATION IS A HUGE SURPRISE
Grand Army stars some of the most talented young actors and actresses I have seen on a series in a very long time. The series was led by Odessa A’zion, Odley Jean, Amir Bageria, Maliq Johnson, Amalia Yoo, Alphonso Romero Jones, Brittany Adebumola, and Crystal Sha’re Nelson. I cannot wait to see where their careers take them. The cancellation of Grand Army‘s comes as a surprise since the series was well received and even received a 71% on Rotten Tomatoes. At this time, no reason has been given by Netflix or any parties involved. However, prior to season 1’s drop back on October 16th of last year, three of the show’s writers reportedly quit due to claims of “racist exploration and abuse”. I’m curious if the behind-the-scenes drama had anything to do with the cancellation.
Is it possible the series could be saved by another streaming service? Absolutely. I really hope this isn’t where Grand Army’s story ends. These characters have so much more story to tell and we all need to watch it unfold.
So, what do you think of Grand Army?
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