Along with fans, series creator Stacy Rukeyser had hoped for Sex/Life Season 3. However, Netflix has now canceled the popular erotic series.
Actually, after the second season everything looked like a happy ending for Billie (Sarah Shahi), Cooper (Mike Vogel) and Brad (Adam Demos), but Stacy Rukeyser already had some ideas for Sex/Life Season 3 up her sleeve. But now the series creator will have to keep them to herself, because Netflix has made short work of them and pulled the plug on the series.
Sex/Life Season 3 Canceled: The series creator wanted a sequel
The end of the second season already indicated that Netflix did not necessarily insist on a third season of “Sex/Life”. Series creator Stacy Rukeyser‘s plans were different, as she made it clear in an interview with Variety that “Sex/Life” should not end with Season 2:
“It’s definitely not meant to be a series finale. I think there’s always more stories to tell about the characters. […] We would go back to the question of Season 1: Can you combine sex and life, especially as a new mom?”Stacy Rukeyser
Nevertheless, Billie’s erotic adventures are coming to an end after the past six episodes, as Netflix has canceled the series. If you are now depressed and looking for new erotic movies on Netflix, this image gallery should help:
No Sex/Life Season 3: Leading actress already criticized Season 2
The decision on the part of Netflix should probably also play into the cards lead actress Sarah Shahi, who was anything but thrilled with “Sex/Life” Season 2, as she revealed in the podcast “Not Skinny But Not Fat” (via Entertainment Weekly):
“I definitely didn’t feel the support that I had in the first season from the people who were involved in the show. It became a whole different thing for me and I’m not afraid to say that: I struggled with the material. I only felt the specialness in the first season. I mean, I’ll never work for Netflix again, having said all that, but I can’t lie. And it was definitely a challenge.”Sarah Shahi
In addition, Shahi criticized the fact that there were hardly any scenes together for her and life partner and fellow actor Adam Demos – even though the connection between Billie and Brad had once made the series so successful:
“He shows up in about 60 seconds. I’ve never seen him […] But that’s part of what I do. I’m not always going to agree with filmmakers*. I’m not always going to like what I have to do or say. But it’s my job to get it across in a believable way.”Sarah Shahi
And since Shahi already found that task difficult in Season 2, it shouldn’t be too sad for her that Netflix canceled the series just one day after her public criticism. Whether Shahi’s comments were the deciding factor in Netflix’s decision is unknown.