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There are three types of people in the world: those who never saw The OA, those who did check out a few episodes but couldn't get into its most quizzical elements, and those who became utterly obsessed with the wild, dimension-bending story of Prairie/OA/Nina (Brit Marling) and her pals both within and above Hap's (Jason Isaacs) underground bunker. For those of us in the last category [thrusts hands into the triangular salute], Netflix bummed us out hard when it decided not to move forward with a third season, let alone the three more the story needs to be complete.
What the streaming service might not have taken into account is that the prevailing message of The OA is to never stop believing in and fighting for the universe you want, no matter how dreary the current landscape gets. Fans have obviously taken that tenet to heart because they've been flooding every Netflix account's Twitter feed with #SaveTheOA messages.
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Whether Netflix is taking note or not, the effort has caught the attention of Marling and co-creator Zal Batmanglij.
In a lengthy Instagram post shared over the weekend, the series' co-creator and star wrote, "We're humbled, to be honest floored, by the outpouring of support for The OA. ... Your words and images move us deeply. Not because the show must continue, but because for some people its unexpected cancelation begs larger questions about the role of storytelling and its fate inside late capitalism's push toward consolidation and economies of scale."
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Marling added that she'd had a personal interaction with at least one person for whom The OA was more than just a show and whose commitment to the cause of bringing attention to the series was especially touching to her. "The other day Zal and I pulled over to offer a bottle of water and...
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