Darn it. After probably one of the most mixed-feeling endings this month, I am not okay with I Am Not Okay With This not returning to Netflix for a second season. Due to the pandemic, unfortunately, the series met the chopping block.
I Am Not Okay With This is a Netflix Original under the coming-of-age comedy genre. The series is based on Charles Forsman’s comic of the same name. If you found a resemblance between this series and The End of the F***ing World, then that’s because Forsman wrote both of them.
The story revolves around Sydney, a normal teenage girl struggling through the hell that is high school while dealing with the problems surrounding her family––not to mention her sexuality. Everything changes, however, when she realizes she has mysterious superpowers beginning to develop within her.
In August 2020, all hell broke loose when news of the second season broke out. However, three weeks later, the streaming giant decided that it would be improbable due to the global pandemic and the undisclosed costs of production.
According to Deadline, alongside I Am Not Okay With This is The Society‘s second season as well––which also got its renewal before but was also put on the chopping block.
“We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay With This,”
Netflix then added:
“We’re disappointed to have to make these decisions due to circumstances created by COVID, and we are grateful to these creators, including: Jonathan Entwistle, Christy Hall, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry at 21 Laps Entertainment for I Am Not Okay With This; Chris Keyser, Marc Webb and Pavlina Hatoupis for The Society; and all the writers, casts and crews who worked tirelessly to make these shows for our members around the world.”