Gypsy Cancelled After One Season

Netflix and Naomi Watts are consciously uncoupling.

The streaming service has cancelled psychological thriller Gypsy after just one season, our sister site Deadline reports. All 10 episodes dropped on Friday, June 30.

In Gypsy, Watts stars as Jean Holloway, a Manhattan therapist who gives into her most intimate fantasies and develops, shall we say, unethical relationships with her patients. Spotlight‘s Billy Crudup co-stars as Jean’s husband Michael.

Gypsy follows a string of high-profile cancellations at Netflix, which have included Girlboss, The Get Down and Sense8. (The latter was ultimately revived for a two-hour wrap-up special, to be released in 2018.)

Are you saddened by Gypsy‘s cancellation? Given the streaming service’s recent glut of original series, were you aware it even exist?! Sound off below.

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54 Comments
  1. Oran says:

    Not surprised at all.

    • Vee Bee says:

      Agreed. I’ve honestly never liked Watts, I confess. I don’t know if I just see her worst roles (Le Divorce was nearly unwatchable) or if I have some weird bias I’m not aware of or what. Clearly a lot of people who should know think she’s good. Maybe it’s just me. But I could not watch this. I did try, though.

  2. Charlene Ofstedahl says:

    I liked it. I watched them all in 2 days. Sorry to see it go.

  3. EJ says:

    Good riddance. It was f**king awful. And incredibly arrogant of the writers/showrunners to insist it be called Gypsy. There’s only ONE Gypsy and that’s the Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical. What will they call their next show-Mame?

    • wakey says:

      Your the one who is being arrogant. The musical you are referring to isn’t even the first creative work to use the title gypsy. There was a broadway play in 1929 called Gypsy and a 1937 British movie called Gypsy. So based on your train of thought it’s also arrogant of the musicals creators to call it gypsy.

      Things can have the same name. It’s like The Avengers, a team introduced to the comics in 1963 but the UK TV show predates that by 2 years. So the movie shouldn’t have been allowed to be called The Avengers

      • Amy J says:

        Maybe they also shouldn’t have picked a title which is considered an ethnic slur in many parts of the world…

        • S says:

          Waaa waaaa waaa

        • wakey says:

          Words have multiple meanings though and if we started banning the use of any word that could be considered offensive to some people in certain contexts we would have about 5 words we could use. If the show was dealing with the travelling community then sure but it wasn’t so isn’t offensive

        • Dude says:

          Maybe they shouldn’t have called it Gypsy because it’s a lame title that tells you nothing about the show.

          • Lisa says:

            You obviously didn’t understand the show then. Gypsy is a perfect title. The word isn’t used specifically to describe a group of people. A gypsy is also someone who is free spirited, a traveller. If you don’t understand the connection, I’m not sure what to tell you.

      • EJ says:

        Your argument/analogy is a thing of beauty in the pathetic sweepstakes. That is all.

  4. LT says:

    Couldn’t get past episode 3…

  5. Elizabeth J .Earley says:

    Not happy about this. It seems the problem with this series is it was marketed as a psychological “thriller” when it really was a drama. People expecting huge, exciting scenes were disappointed. However, the series was hated by critics, yet loved by fans. I thought it was fantastic and a big mistake to cancel. Too much cancelling of series just by reviews alone! Hello, everybody has a different opinion!

    • Anna Smith says:

      Great show. Sad to see it go.

    • Lisa says:

      It was a psychological thriller lol. A psychological thriller is a story which emphasizes the unstable psychological states of its characters. Which the show clearly did. Near the end, it kept getting more and more intense. I’m sure by the second season, we would have seen everything come crashing down around her or she would find even more sneaky ways to cover her tracks. We’ll never know now.

  6. Matthew says:

    Not surprised. Though I enjoyed it for the most part it was pretty slowed paced and did kind of go off the rails there in the later episodes. So while I would’ve enjoyed to see where it would’ve gone if they were renewed I’m not to sad to see it go kinda like a meh oh well

  7. Lex says:

    Great production and execution, but not great writing and not a great story.

  8. Joe says:

    Im so sad like i loved it man

  9. Carlos Augusto Cardoso Cota says:

    I’ve watched the two first episodes so far and ask the following for the people who liked and watched all until the end: is it worth to watch it all and are there loose ties in the end?
    Comments will be truly appreciated.

  10. Cate says:

    Shame, I liked it a lot.

  11. Margo says:

    Solid cast but it was too much of a slow burn that burned its chances! It’s too bad because it could have been an amazing series.

  12. jie says:

    i’m so upset. i love to see the relationship between diane & sidney. but no more season 2? this upset me so much.

  13. Haz says:

    I haven’t watched it and I guess I’ll go ahead and remove it from my list. I wish Netflix would slow down on the original content and stop acquiring international content that requires subtitles.

  14. They softballed the finale in order to make the story open to a second season, but they should have just let all the Sh** hit the fan.

  15. Diane says:

    Good. Now she’s free to star in the Janey-E/Mitchum Brothers spinoff that exists in my dreams.

  16. Lisa says:

    Netflix is just taking way too much onto its plate original content wise. Its going to end up becoming like a broadcast network with all these flops coming out recently. If they want to maintain quality they need to limit their offerings and not spread themselves too thin. Which is exactly whats been happening with Iron Fist, Gypsy, etc

  17. leo says:

    It’s a horrible show. I kept expecting something good would happen. Anyway, this is from 50 shades of grey producer or whatever, so it’s expected to be bad when your only commodity is sex and not the story.

  18. Jared says:

    This show was horrible and had zero buzz. Smart move by Netflix

  19. Diane Hirsch says:

    I really e joyed the show; sorry that it’s cancelled.

  20. Jimmy says:

    Terrible show. Waste of Naomi Watts’ talent. Netflix has really been sucking with their new original series this year.

  21. Sally says:

    This angers me I love this show

  22. Lauren says:

    This is not a huge loss. I did not speak to a single person who enjoyed this one.

  23. dsrbroadway says:

    Honestly, didn’t even know it was on Netflix. They have just too much content on that thing, and the more they push certain shows, the more I ignore them.

  24. MR says:

    Truly not surprised but I’ve decided I’m in love with Sophie Cookson and very sad she won’t be back as Sidney. (Didn’t watch for the plot, just the pretty girl.)

  25. Jami says:

    Love Naomi Watts. I liked the show. The critics hated it. Screw the critics they love Riverdale and Crazy Ex Girlfriend. She was awesome in Muholland Drive, and got robbed for an Oscar Nomination. She was fantastic in The Impossible, once again robbed of an Oscar. The woman can play innocent or absolute evil. I know she has been nominated twice for Oscars for best actress one for supporting. I was hoping for a season 2 only because loved the chemistry with Sidney and Diane/Jean. I rather see OZARK renewed at Netflix for Season 2. Maybe Netflix should make their originals, limited series.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I agree with you, she is underrated as an actor. She can evoke such emotion without saying a word.She has the most subtle,expressive face. Really a shame this series was not renewed.Yes, once again, a show that is lukewarm from the critics, yet ;loved by fans gets the ax. However I feel we are in a minority in this group, lots of Debbie Downers here.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I totally agree with you on all counts. She is a wonderful, underrated actor. Once again, a show disliked by critics and loved by fans gets the boot. Real shame no season 2.

  26. Billy meacham says:

    Had it on my watchlist since it premiered. Not going to even bother watching it now.

  27. John says:

    I thought it was a great show, it shows how life can be complicated and didn’t dwell on just one subject. It and thought it handle the subject matter very well. I hope it comes back aswell, kind of leaves you hanging not knowing if everyones issues works out for the best

  28. Charles Clark says:

    I loved this show WTF!!

  29. Sun says:

    It is a pitty, gypsy is an excellent show, Netflix must reconsider and order more sessions

  30. Anna Smith says:

    Tryly sad. The critics had their right to say what they said. But the fans loved the show and outnumbered the so-called experts. It is very disappointing to see the cancellaation. I will be cancelling my subscription to Netflix as a result.

  31. Lisa says:

    I love the show and I love the relationship between Jeane and Sidney. The people who say it sucked, probably never watched passed the first episode. It does take a bit to get into it but then it gets really intense. I wish they would do a second season, at least just to wrap it up.

  32. Artie says:

    My wife & I LOVED this series. Masterfully done with exceptional intrigue. Really sad they won’t do a “wrap.” Love Netflix but this was one of the poorest decisions it has ever made. Naomi Watts’ is superb and so was this series.

  33. Meghan says:

    Oh my goodness! I am so upset to hear this !!! I freakn loved this series , it was deep! Always have been a fan of Watts and she blew this role away, that’s too bad Netflix , I’ve been recommending this since I finished watching it. Awhhh I wanna know what happensssss neeeexxxt!!!! :(