Naomi Watts’ ‘Gypsy’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix

Gypsy Season 1
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Gypsy” will not be returning for a second season at NetflixVariety has confirmed.

The series followed Jean Holloway (Naomi Watts), a Manhattan therapist with a seemingly picturesque life who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. In addition to Watts, the series starred Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson, Lucy Boynton, and Karl Glusman.

Lisa Rubin wrote the series, which was directed by “Fifty Shades Of Grey’s” Sam Taylor Johnson as well as Victoria Mahoney and Coky Giedroyc. It was produced for Netflix by Universal Television and executive produced by Rubin, Naomi Watts, Sean Jablonski, and Liza Chasin.

The series received mixed reviews upon its premiere in June, with Variety’s Maureen Ryan writing in her review, “[The] series — which derives its questionable and incongruous title from the Stevie Nicks song that plays during the opening credits — just plods along through the minutiae of Jean’s life and lies, going nowhere very slowly.”

This is the latest in a string of cancellations at Netflix. The streaming service has pulled the plug on “The Get Down,” “Girlboss,” and “Sense8” in the past few months. Other recent cancellations include “Marco Polo” and “Bloodline.” However, “Sense8” will air a two-hour finale special that is expected to air in 2018.

On Thursday, Netflix announced that they had renewed the freshman half-hour dramedy “GLOW” for a second season. Boasting “Orange Is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan as an executive producer, the series tells the fictionalized story of a real-life all-female pro wrestling TV show from the 1980’s.

Deadline first reported this news.

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  1. morninggrazer says:

    I was interested in the concept but it all just kind of became noise and it just wasnt memorable, i can barely remember a plotline except lesbian with an accent is somewhere in there. hopefully the OA joins the cutlist, and we’ll never speak of it again. shimmer lake was cool, fargo meets memento one shot series, the Ozarks may be nice to see a season 2 there but i havent finished the first yet.

  2. J Radd says:

    How Gypsy, the Naomi Watts vehicle, even got made in the first place is unbelievable. Naomi Watts is too talented an actress to have agreed to do this. Talk about having bad management, that they would pitch this to her.

    This show was one of the worst written and directed shows ever to be produced.
    An interesting concept ruined by talentless writing.

  3. Leah Fether says:

    I wouldn’t say Bloodline was cancelled, it wasn’t meant to be drawn out…do these writers even watch the shows they write about?

  4. Susan says:

    Totally agree with Melissa. Very disappointed to hear of the cancellation. Gypsy is a very smart, artful and deep look in the mirror at our society – and our individual contributions. I desire and respect bold programming – not bowing to a certain consensus of critics. Hoping Gypsy finds another platform, and if so, I’m there. Not feeling good with Netflix – at all.

  5. MELISSA says:

    I am really disappointed that they cancelled Gypsy…I think I will stick with Amazon Prime..They have more diverse programming and are willing to take risks. Netflix ..stop worrying what critics think and worry about your customers.

  6. Allan Falk says:

    Kardashian show finally got cancelled ? about time

  7. Roger says:

    Actually i’m surprised people watched that shit show.

  8. Brittany says:

    It was a show besides Orange is the new black that i truly enjoyed and the mystery had me on the edge of my seat. So now i will be cancelling my netflix account. I have Hulu so I’ll be good

  9. The Truth says:

    This show took a protracted period to lock in, but the season finale cliffhanger — suggesting that Watts’ increasingly complicated and kinky deceptions are about to be catastrophically revealed — left a strong impression that the best was yet to come. A two-hour wrap-up episode is definitely in order.

  10. I mean… Gypsy is a RACIST SLUR against Romani. AND through using the slur as their title Netflix fueled the exotification and fetishism of Romani women. They deserved this.

    • The Truth says:

      Get a grip. This show had nothing to do with objectifying Romani women, nor does the Stevie Nicks song from which the title was taken. Save your righteous indignation for a more fitting target.

  11. Maxly says:

    Netflix is pouring too much money into too many different (often mediocre) original series, which they then fail to sufficiently publicize, even within the app itself.

  12. A guy says:

    Too bad. This was an interesting show that had places to go. It was drawn out but then so are most shows these days.

  13. Fernando says:

    This cancellation is so ‘unexpected’, since I couldn’t even be bothered to watch the first episode after reading the summary. Yawn. Next!

  14. Bruce says:

    I’m sure this is the first of many. I mean weeks after Netflix made headlines about being billions in debt (yet the investors weren’t concerned) Disney decides to stiff them and do their own gig and then stocks fall immediately. Now they are cancelling shows. I love Netflix and this has been sad to watch.

  15. XVB1 says:

    Netflix. Where movies and TV shows go to die. Did anyone know this one even existed?

    • DREW says:

      Aww, you think it’s a wasteland. How cute. lel

      • morninggrazer says:

        i always look closely at the recently added banner list but i could see how it gets missed by some, all depends on your typical content…ive seen friends accounts plastered with cheezy action movies or anime. i tried scrolling to the bottom of the page once, its like the closet you never clean out. i imagine you could mess with someones account by thumbs upping all the movies of a search.result from “boobs”

      • XVB1 says:

        That’s because it IS a wasteland. Giggle giggle. A huge dump with about 20% awesome content and a bunch of other shit you’ll never watch.

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