Good Girls cancelled after four seasons
James R | On 28, Jun 2021
Good Girls has been cancelled after four seasons.
The series, which is created by Jenna Bans, follows three suburban moms who get tired of trying to make ends meet and decide it’s time to stick up for themselves – by robbing the local grocery store. But when the manager catches a glimpse of one of them and the loot is far more than they expected, it doesn’t take long for the three best friends to realise the perfect getaway will be harder than they think.
With a cast including Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Retta (Parks and Recreation), Mae Whitman (Parenthood), Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) and Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks), the show was was swiftly picked up by Netflix when it premiered on NBC in the USA, spying the series’ international appeal. Netflix bought out the international and SVOD rights for the programme, in a deal that made sense at the time for both parties, as it offset production costs for the former and avoided production costs for latter.
The five remaining episodes of the drama from creator Jenna Bans and Universal Television will continue to air on NBC. Sources note that NBC and its in-house studio, Universal Television, wanted to bring the show back for a fifth — and final — season but could not come to a financial agreement that would have allowed the show to continue on.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that, despite the poor linear performance, NBC and Universal Television wanted to renew the show for a fifth but could not come to an agreement. Talks to try and bring the show to Netflix for a fifth season as a Netflix original also failed. The result perhaps marks a significant milestone in the evolution of the modern media landscape, after Netflix previously picked up shows such as Lucifer, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Designated Survivor. It also marks a shift in strategy for US networks, which now increasingly have their own streaming platforms – such as NBC’s Peacock – so are less inclined to sell off the SVOD rights to another player. With the options on the cast expiring at the end of the month, NBC has announced the cancellation, with several more episodes still to air in the USA. There is no confirmation yet on when Season 4 will debut on Netflix UK.