Girlboss, Netflix’s recent series about the rise of controversial Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso’s online clothing empire, has been canceled after only one season. The series debuted in April, earning middling reviews from critics. It now joins shows like The Get Down and Sense8 that were canceled this year after just a few seasons.
According to Variety, Amoruso, who executive produced the show, announced the cancellation in an Instagram Story over the weekend. “So that Netflix series about my life got canceled,” she wrote. “While I’m proud of the work we did, I’m looking forward to controlling my narrative from here on out.”
The series starred Britt Robertson as Sophia Marlowe, an entitled yet savvy screwup who successfully manages to launch a mid-2000s internet-era clothing shop on eBay, paving the way to her own company. The series was based on Amoruso’s 2014 memoir #Girlboss, which recounted the creation of Nasty Gal. However, both the show and Amoruso have been criticized for papering over the aspects of her story that led to the company’s multiple legal battles and eventual bankruptcy.
Netflix appears to be trimming down the number of its original series this year, particularly the shows that are expensive to produce but fail to find an audience. Addressing the cancellations of The Get Down and Sense8 at the PGA’s Produced By conference earlier this month, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, “A big expensive show for a huge audience is great. A big, expensive show for a tiny audience is hard even in our model to make that work very long.”