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Spinning Out - Season 1



Spinning Out is an American drama television series, created by Samantha Stratton, that premiered on Netflix on January 1, 2020.[1] In February 2020, the series was canceled after one season.[2]




Spinning Out - Season 1



On October 11, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order consisting of ten episodes. The series was created by Samantha Stratton who was also expected to serve as co-showrunner with Lara Olsen. Stratton and Olsen were also set to executive produce the series alongside Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell with Matt Schwartz serving as a co-executive producer. Production companies were slated to consist of Safehouse Pictures.[3][4][5] On February 3, 2020, it was reported that the series was canceled after one season.[2]


Robyn Bahr of The Hollywood Reporter called it "Uneven but mostly engrossing, it combines the unflinching class struggles of I, Tonya, the star-crossed romance of The Cutting Edge and the disability-as-tragedy goopiness of Ice Castles."[21] Caroline Framke of Variety wrote "The series has all the right ingredients for an addictive watch: a solid premise, some compelling actors, and some classic teen show tensions and rhythms in the earnest vein of 'Degrassi' braiding it all together. But as the season plods towards its uneven finale, 'Spinning Out' instead does exactly what its title promises instead of sticking the landing."[22]


Netflix cancels the figure skating drama Spinning Out after one season. The series was created by a former competitive figure skater, Samantha Stratton, and it premiered on the streaming service in January 2020. Following athletes on the way to fulfilling their Olympic dreams, the cast of Spinning Out included Kaya Scodelario, Willow Shields, Evan Roderick, January Jones, and Johnny Weir in a recurring role.


The drama centered around Kat Baker (Scodelario), an ambitious figure skater who is facing the possibility of retirement after a devastating fall. Landing on an opportunity to continue her career as a pairs skater with the talented Justin Davis (Roderick), Kat also worries about the exposure of a secret which could unravel her entire life. In the ten episodes of season 1, Kat faced responsibilities which extended beyond her time at the ice rink. The series had a similarly widened scope. In addition to tackling the intense pressures which the characters faced as athletes, Spinning Out focused a spotlight on topics such as bipolar disorder, racial profiling, and sexual assault.


The exact numbers which led to the cancellation of Spinning Out will remain unknown as well, since Netflix does not regularly release viewership information regarding its content. The figure skating drama joins Daybreak and Soundtrack, two other shows discarded after one season, in what may prove to be a regular occurrence.


As of February 2020, it looks like there will be no Spinning Out season 2 on Netflix. However, the show could be brought back on a different platform, following in the footsteps of other cancelled Netflix series such as One Day at a Time. If that's the case, it's likely fans will have to wait a while yet before season 2.


The season one cast included Kaya Scodelario, Evan Roderick, January Jones, Willow Shields, Amanda Zhou, Will Kemp, Svetlana Efremova, Mitchell Edwards, Sarah Wright Olsen, David James Elliott, Johnny Weir, Kaitlyn Leeb and Jonathan Van Ness. At present no official casting has been announced for season two.


Starring Kaya Scodelari, Spinning Out was canceled after only one season on Netflix. That left the teen ice-skating drama with a cliffhanger, and multiple unresolved storylines. While certain factors led to its cancellation, the show was in its infancy, and could have used another season to properly hit its stride.


Spinning Out Season 1 ends on a pivotal moment that the entire show was building toward, as Kat finally reconciles with Justin after revealing that she is bipolar. They are now standing together on the ice, waiting to perform their final program in hope of achieving their Olympic dreams. While it would've made a great cliffhanger to be resolved in another season, that simply wasn't meant to be.


It seems showrunners were fully expecting to have a second season, which could address any lingering questions. Kat and Justin, however, weren't the only ones to have unfinished storylines. There were still questions about what happened with certain characters, especially with Serena (Kat's younger sister) and Carol (their mother). One of the more successful aspects of Spinning Out was that it was character-driven. While some of the representation and portrayals were problematic, Season 2 could've corrected these while also cleaning up the dangling story threads.


Spinning Out was cancelled after one season and the decision quickly drew the ire of frustrated fans. The series starred Kaya Scodelario as Kat Baker, a figure skater who returns to the sport in the pairs discipline after suffering a terrible fall during competition. Spinning Out subsequently chronicles her journey as she works towards her ultimate goal of the Olympics amid her mental health struggles.


I needed to know if I was willing to spend another eight hours of my life on a mystery that may end without closure. It turned out that The OA took a massive swing with its second season finale. Reality was bent yet again! Learning this, I waited for a renewal before deciding to watch. Said renewal never came, and the decision to wait before watching has lingered.


A season of a television show should have a beginning, middle, and end. That is the reason that l will take a gamble on a Netflix original. A cliffhanger is a great way to entice a network or cabler not to leave viewers hanging, adding fuel to a renewal. If the strategy fails, it leaves fans empty.


If you've already torn through Spinning Out, Season 1, it chronicled how the protagonist can leverage between various love interests, handle her complicated family relationships while also pouring her every effort into further improving her craft. And you probably feel as though the finale set things up for another season.


If the show had been renewed for a second season, we expected it to revisit similar tropes, capturing the collision of a toxic family environment with the hard-to-navigate world of professional skating. It definitely would have made for hours' worth of suspense and a good bit of drama, but alas, it's not going to happen.


Though its first season was only released by Netflix on January 1, the streaming service has already decided to cancel Spinning Out, its ice skating drama starring Kaya Scodalario and January Jones. Fans have already taken to Twitter and Change.org to launch the usual petitions and social media campaigns to save the show, though the future still looks bleak.


Though once notorious for not canceling any of its shows, Netflix has in recent years 86'd a number of its shows after just one season. Among recent casualties are Daybreak, Soundtrack, Chambers and The Innocents.


The series opens with Carol rolling off of the living room couch to greet her daughters in the kitchen. They're prepping for a day on the rink, and Serena stares at a bowl of fruit and hard boiled egg. "Serena, why aren't you eating?" Carol asks, matter-of-factly. "What did Mitch say about getting enough protein? Eat it." She shoves the egg in Serena's mouth. That lecture sets the season's tone for what to expect from Carol Baker.


Every week there's a new television season, movie, or stand-up special on Netflix. Many times, there are multiple, and shows you've never heard of before are already on their fourth season before you even had a chance to blink. Netflix has made headlines before about how it has a seemingly endless supply of cash to burn through, via The Hollywood Reporter. However, in 2020, the streaming service really seemed to tighten its belt more than it did in years past, with cancellations such as Altered Carbon, Away, GLOW, and Spinning Out.


Debuting in January of 2020, Spinning Out had an intriguing premise following a talented figure skater, Kat Baker (Kaya Scodelario), who suffers from PTSD and bipolar disorder. She has goals of one day reaching the Olympics, but there's a lot standing in her way, including her own mind. As is the case with pretty much every scripted Netflix original series, the first season ended with some major plot points still left in the air, so clearly, a second season could've been on the table. Sadly, a month after it came out, it unceremoniously got axed, as reported by Deadline.


Netflix typically stays mum whenever it cancels a series, never really offering a reason for the move; however, as is the case with shows on cable television, low ratings are a safe bet. In the Deadline article discussing the decision not to renew Spinning Out, the outlet explains, "Netflix, which goes straight-to-series on all of its shows, examines viewing (and awards recognition) vs. cost for each show when making a renewal decision." As such, there's a real possibility that the 10 episodes of Spinning Out didn't bring in enough viewers to justify the cost of another season.


Netflix doesn't really release numbers for how many people watch its shows (unless they do unbelievably well), so there's no way of knowing how many people actually tuned in for the first month of its release. There may be some evidence to suggest it wasn't a ton in this instance. A petition started shortly after the show's demise calling on Netflix to renew it for a second season, and as of this writing, it has just over 73,000 signatures. Considering The Queen's Gambit was reportedly watched in 62 million households, via The Wrap, Spinning Out seems puny by comparison.


Warning: Spoilers for Season 1 of Spinning Out follow. On Monday, Netflix announced it was not renewing the ice-skating drama Spinning Out for a second season. The 10-episode first season dropped on Jan. 1 of this year and dug into the world of competitive winter sports in a resort town in Idaho. The series followed Kat Baker (Kaya Scodelario), who was battling mental health issues and family drama with her mom (January Jones) and sister (Willow Shields), while also pursuing her dreams of skating in the Olympics. She teamed up with bad-boy skater Justin (Evan Roderick) and trained under her tough coach Dasha (Svetlana Efremova). 041b061a72


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