Netflix has canceled the crime drama, Seven Seconds, after one season and 10 episodes.
The show starred Regina King as an African-American mother whose teenage son is killed by a policeman in a hit-and-run accident in Jersey City. The delay in prosecution triggers rising racial tensions in the city.
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Netflix doesn’t release viewer numbers, but the show was well received by the critics. RottenTomatoes.com, which tracks critical reviews, gave Seven Seconds a score of 77 out of a possible 100.
“Seven Seconds is undermined by unlikable characters with somewhat predictable arcs, but its grim reflections of societal and racial division are brought to life by able performers and a fearless overall narrative,” the site writes, summarizing the reviews.
TV By the Numbers writes that Netflix said the first season came to a satisfactory conclusion so it doesn’t require additional episodes.
“We loved working with Veena Sud (the show’s creator), Regina King and the cast and crew of Seven Seconds. Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president for original programming.
Seven Seconds, which premiered in February 2018, is now available for streaming on Netflix.
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