Everything Sucks! will not be getting a second season
The show, which followed the trials and tribulations of a bunch of 90s kids in a town called Boring, Oregon has been axed to the dismay of queer fans, said The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive.
“We’re super proud of the show we made — and very proud that it found an audience of very passionate fans, for many of whom it became an important personal touchstone: either reflecting their current life, or an echo of their own teenage years,” said the show’s executive producer, Jeff Pinkner.
“We are grateful to Netflix for the opportunity, but are very disheartened we won’t be continuing to tell these stories.”
Fans of the show have shared their ire on Twitter, with several lamenting the cancellation of a show featuring a coming-of-age story with a lesbian lead.
Some are petitioning Netflix with the hashtag #reneweverythingsucks in a hope to bring the programme back to screen.
In a promotional interview for the series, Petyon Kennedy – who plays lesbian lead Kate Messner in the series – said that there’s “barely any representation” of queer teens in high school.
“There’s barely any representation for girlfriends in high school,” said Peyton Kennedy, who plays Kate Messner in the series, to Buzzfeed.
“There’s a bit of representation in older generations, but I think for the teens who are watching it who identify with these characters, they will be able to feel comfort and hopefully acceptance at the end of the show.”
Kate’s love interest Emeline (played by Sydney Sweeney), also voiced how the programme “embraces” love in its many forms.
“Kate knows what she wants and Emaline doesn’t,” Sweeney said. “For Emaline, love is just love. It doesn’t matter if it’s between a girl and a girl or a guy and a girl, so she just embraces that.”