A fan is going on hunger strike to save The OA after it was cancelled by Netflix

29 August 2019, 13:53 | Updated: 29 August 2019, 14:53

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Fans are trying everything possible to save The OA following its shocking season 2 cancellation at Netflix.

Netflix shocked fans of The OA earlier this month when the show was unceremoniously cancelled following its mind-bending second season. The cast and fans of the show reacted to the sad news, with some viewers launching the #SaveTheOA campaign, alongside multiple petitions. The effort to save the show continues weeks after the announcement and fans are doing everything they can think of to bring it back – including flash mobs, billboards, and even a hunger strike.

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Fans of The OA are serious about saving the delightfully strange sci-fi epic. From the brain of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the show first premiered back in 2016 and quickly amassed a cult following among Netflix viewers.

As the LA Times reports, a group of fans recently raised $5,000 for a "Save The OA" billboard in Times Square. According to a YouTube video posted by Fleeting Films, fans of The OA flew in from all over the world to participate in a flash mob where they performed the signature "movements" from the show.

The OA Times Square Flashmob & Billboard HD

In the show, the "movements" can be used to open and travel to another dimension. For example, in season 2 of the series, Prairie Johnson (Brit Marling) is able to travel to a parallel dimension via the "movements" after being shot in season 1.

Meanwhile, another fan has revealed that they are on a hunger strike to save the show.

Now that is a dedicated fan base.

Jason Isaacs even commented on the fan's hunger strike.

As Variety reports, there are no current plans to wrap up the series with a movie (like Netflix did with Sense8). And, unfortunately, the chances of it being picked up by another platform (like Pop TV did with One Day At A Time) are also slim.

But fans have kept the dream alive in the hope that Netflix will hear their pleas to save The OA.