Italian superhero series Zero will not return for a second season, according to reports from the Italian press. After only eight episodes, we will not be able to see the return of Umar.
Debuting globally in April 2021 on Netflix, the series has been one of the biggest to be made out of Italy. Some of the other largest chains in the region to date include Subura: Blood on Rome, baby, And curon,
Giuseppe Dave Seke titled the show as Zero, a teenager with the ability to become invisible. He uses power while engaging with a local gang trying to rule the neighborhood.
The first season certainly paved the way for a second by the end of 8 relatively short episodes. Season 2 ended with a big cliffhanger that sets Season 2 straight but as we know now, that won’t happen.
Why was Zero canceled on Netflix?
The cancellation of the series was first announced in mid-September 2021 following an interview with Tiny Andrietta. Andretta has moved to the streamer who serves as head of Netflix Italy in June 2020 after a successful career at national broadcaster RAI.
The interview was with Republica and talked about a range of topics, including his role in comparison to Rae, as well as talking about Netflix’s plans in the area.
One of the topics in the interview was about Zero where Andrietta announced that there would be no second season (translated via Google Translate):
“We are pleased with the results in terms of communication and content, but they had fewer fans than we expected, there will be no second season”.
The top 10 give us a good look at what’s being referenced here. Normally, you’d expect a show to deserve enough renewal to sustain a period in the top 10.
In Italy, the series only managed to stay in the top 10 for 12 days, while it remained in the typical top 10 TV list for about 18 days according to FlixPatrol data. Typically, we see renewed shows stay in the top 10 of their home countries for at least 28 days.
For example on IMDb with 5.7 for the series the reviews were generally in the middle.
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