This is some bittersweet news (well, mostly bitter): MTV has cancelled Sweet/Vicious after one season.
The news of the cancellation came directly from the show’s creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, who tweeted out a heartfelt note to fans on Friday, thanking them for their support and promising to “NEVER stop fighting to tell stories that matter”:
The MTV drama starred Eliza Bennett and Taylor Dearden as Jules and Ophelia, a pair of female college students who become vigilantes, exacting revenge on men who’ve committed sexual assault on campus. Its ten-episode freshman season debuted in November to universally strong reviews; we here at TVLine even cited it as a “Peak TV Treasure.” But meager ratings — just 180,000 viewers tuned in for the January 24 finale — apparently sealed its fate.
“MTV has decided to not move forward with a second season of Sweet/Vicious. We are extremely proud of this critically acclaimed series and are deeply disappointed such an impactful show did not find a larger audience,” the network said in a statement. “Sweet/Vicious was a show we loved from the start, with empowering female leads and a message we believe in. We are grateful the series started a much needed dialogue around sexual assault, and thank the talented Jennifer Robinson, Amanda Lasher, Stacey Sher and the stellar cast, writers and producers for creating such a timely and thought-provoking series.”
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