The show's time has ended.
Seven Seconds, a new television drama created by Veena Sud and starring Regina King, debuted on Netflix's services a mere two months ago. However, the series was unable to garner a favourable viewership to stay afloat, as the streaming service just announced they are pulling the plug after just one season.
The show explored racial tensions in America following a hit-and-run that resulted in the death of an African-American teenager at the hands of a cop. Upon being notified of the accident, the local police force tries to cover up the incident and erase any indication that one of their officers was involved.
The show received a positive response from viewers and critics alike, but was not enough to secure a devoted and sizeable audience.
"We loved working with Veena Sud, 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," reveals Cindy Holland, VP of Originals at Netflix.
The decision to halt production of Seven Seconds is a direct result of Netflix cutting back on original programming amid an $8 billion spending budget. The show will now join Girlboss, The Get Down and Gypsy as series that were only given one season before being cancelled.