Netflix will not be putting Soundtrack on repeat: The musical drama has been cancelled after one season, TVLine has confirmed.
Soundtrack, which dropped on the streamer in December 2019, followed a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles, all of whom were involved with the city’s music industry somehow. Callie Hernandez (Graves), Paul James (Greek), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace), Jenna Dewan (The Resident), Madeleine Stowe (Revenge) and Campbell Scott (Royal Pains) were among the show’s stars.
The show was first ordered to pilot at Fox in January 2018, then later earned a series order at Netflix in July of that year (under the original title Mixtape) when Fox decided not to move forward with the project. The series premiere ultimately earned an average grade of “B+” from TVLine readers.
Series creator and executive producer Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl, Quantico) took to Twitter to voice his frustrations with the quick axing, saying he and the Soundtrack team “worked tirelessly on it” and “felt we’d made something unique, fresh, weird, and, well, great. And yet, it all but disappeared. Barely even got reviewed. I personally feel like it never came out.” He also thanked the fans who did discover the show, along with the cast and crew, and encouraged anyone who hasn’t watched it yet to give it a try, especially since its sole season does end with a sense of closure: “I hope you get to see it someday.”
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