Netflix has canceled its dark revenge comedy Insatiable after two seasons.
The streamer confirmed the show’s end following a tweet from cast member Alyssa Milano who responded to a question about the show’s future with, “We will not be coming back, sadly.”
The series stirred up controversy in its first season over its portrayal of a formerly overweight girl (Debby Ryan) who loses 70 pounds and becomes a pageant queen who exacts vengeance on people who have wronged her. The second season, which debuted in October 2019, arrived much more quietly. Even Milano’s tweet about the cancellation slipped under the radar for more than a week before Netflix confirmed the show’s end.
Insatiable was originally developed at The CW, which passed on a series order. Netflix then picked it up for an August 2018 premiere. Even before the series debuted, it drew criticism for its perpetuation of the “toxicity of diet culture” and objectification of women’s bodies, according to a Change.org petition that drew some 288,000 signatures.
In the show, Ryan’s character loses 70 pounds over a summer after being forced to go on an all-liquid diet when her jaw is wired shut.
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