Celebs And Fans Heartbroken After Netflix Cancels 'One Day At A Time'
Actors including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Stephanie Beatriz are rallying to save 'One Day At A Time' from cancellation.
The series -- starring screen legend Rita Moreno, Justina Machado and Isabella Gomez -- centres on a Cuban-American family in Los Angeles and is based on the 1970s Norman Lear sitcom of the same name.
The show's co-creator Mike Royce wrote on Twitter today that Netflix wouldn't be renewing the popular series for a fourth season.
"We had the time of our lives making this show. We worked with the best, most giving and talented cast, writers and crew ever, as well as the incomparable Norman Lear," Royce wrote.
"So while our hearts are heavy, they are also bursting with appreciation for this amazing experience," he added.
Moreno -- who won an Academy Award in 1961 for her performance in West Side Story-- wrote on Instagram that she was "grieving for the terrible loss" of her character, Lydia.
"I’m not entirely sure how I’ll manage without the ability to exercise that manic, theatrical side of me that’s been loitering on the edges of my life for years looking for a home," she wrote.
Netflix US wrote on Twitter that axing One Day At A Time was a "difficult decision" but ultimately, there weren't enough people streaming the program.
But fans aren't giving up on the show without a fight, and celebrities including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero are calling for the show to be saved -- pointing out the importance of Latinx representation on TV.
Fans of One Day At A Time have started a Change.org petition for the series to be renewed, celebrating the fact that the show tackles issues including racism, sexism, homophobia, mental health -- and features a non-binary character.
Last year, fans successfully saved Brooklyn Nine-Nine after it was axed by Fox. The charge was led by celeb fans Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill and Sean Astin who helped the series get renewed by NBC.
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