Netflix Cancels ‘Seven Seconds’ After Just One Season

Netflix’s crime drama Seven Seconds will not be getting a second season. It has been confirmed that the freshman series will not be returning to the streaming service.

Created and produced by The Killing’s Veena Sud, the series followed Regina King as a mother of a young black teen who was killed by a white police officer after a hit and run. Following the incident, racial tensions explode in the northeastern city. The series –which premiered on Netflix Feb. 23 –explored the mostly white police force who attempted to cover-up the crime, the investigators, and the family that is reeling with the loss of their loved one.

The series starred Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby, Zackary Momoh, Michael Mosley, Raul Castillo, Beau Knapp, Michelle Veintimilla and Coley Mustafa Speaks.

“We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of ‘Seven Seconds,’” Vice president of original content at Netflix, Cindy Holland said in a statement. “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.”

As The Hollywood Reporter states, the series has a 77 percent rating among critics and an 84 percent score among those who watched it. Despite the cancellation, Netflix plans to submit the series for Emmy nomination in the limited series category.

Seven Seconds is still streaming on Netflix.

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