If you’ve become a big fan of Netflix supernatural drama series Chambers, we’ve got some bad news for you.
The streaming giant has decided that one season is enough for the series, which starred Sivan Alyra Rose, Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn. As Netflix still keeps its viewer numbers under wraps, despite saying they intend to be a little more transparent, there are no official ratings to go on. Still, it’s clear the numbers tuning in weren’t enough – nor was the buzz loud enough – to warrant expenditure on another chapter.
Created and written by Leah Rachel, the series followed Sasha Yazzie (Rose), a heart attack survivor who receives a heart transplant and becomes consumed with knowing more about the donor. As she digs, she begins to exhibit some troubling traits…
“Chambers will not return for a second season,” Netflix said in a statement, as reported by Deadline. “We’re grateful to creator and showrunner Leah Rachel for bringing this story to us and to her fellow executive producers Alfonso Gomez Rejon, Steve Gaghan from Super Emotional, Winnie Kemp and Wolfgang Hammer from Super Deluxe, and Jennifer Yale. We’re also thankful to the tireless crew, and to our incredible cast, especially Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn and talented newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose.”
Rose, the first Native American to lead a series, took to Twitter to express her disappointment on the news. “I feel like my heart is f-cking shattering,” reads one of her posts. “tha brown native kidz now have someone they can see themselves in. that alone dries my tears,” reads another. With reposts of tweets saying things like “F-ck Neflix,” it’s clear Rose isn’t too happy with the company.
chambers is a beautiful show. everyone, but me, involved are expirenced, trained, and deeply talented. my talent is grown form the scorn of the earth. i am the lead of the show and i am proud of the hard work and the result. please continue to stream chambers and enjoy. thank u.
— 💔 (@sivanalyrarose) June 19, 2019
The fans are, of course, deeply unhappy at the news. The hashtag #savechambers is being used in the hope that it will do just. Here’s some of what’s being said:
Folks, I'm devastated. This incredible, diverse, native, spectacular cast and amazing premise deserved SO much more. I've yelled at everyone I know to watch it. I hope you'll change your minds, @Netflix & renew #ChambersNetflix. @sivanalyrarose is a Treasure. https://t.co/7Ro58zAsHG
— Leanna Renee Hieber (@Leannarenee) June 19, 2019
Consider this @netflix cancelled @ChambersNetflix the first Indigenous female lead show at the same time they gave Adam Sandler (the guy who made Ridiculous 6 where Natives walked off the set) $250 million dollars for multiple film deal.#savechambers
— dandan the transient (@DanDanTransient) June 19, 2019
Chambers finally made natives feel represented and included, broke negative stereotypes, and made history with @sivanalyrarose being the first female Native lead for a television series. We all know why it wasn’t “received” well by an industry that thrives off of token diversity. https://t.co/tYsMmTp2HN
— Goth Corn (@the_reclvse) June 19, 2019
It's not fair that shows with POC leads get cancelled but trash like 13 reasons why get 3 seasons or FRIENDS get bought to stay on Netflix. We see Netflix's biases 🙄
— CJ💋 (@Joey_Chris__) June 19, 2019
This is extremely disappointing EXTREMELY!! the representation from @sivanalyrarose is what was needed I’m beyond disappointed in @netflix and the lack in pushing this show but paying 100s of millions of dollars to keep shows that many of us don’t even care about how sad https://t.co/RmKXA5YhC9
— like she created the fucking rainbow🌈 (@Rocioceja_) June 19, 2019
So @Netflix canceled something it didn’t even try to promote, something about Native/Indigenous youth? Shocker. That’s what they do. Don’t promote good representation then cancel it acting like they so sad #SaveChambers
— Izzy Iniguez (@izzyiniguez) June 19, 2019
— 👩🏽💻c (@zelda0nline) June 19, 2019