Netflix is not moving forward with a second season of crime drama Seven Seconds, created and executive produced by The Killing‘s Veena Sud. With the cancellation, Seven Seconds is expected to be submitted in the category of Limited Series-Drama for Emmy consideration.
“We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of Seven Seconds, said Cindy Holland, VP, Original Content, Netflix. “Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come.”
Written by Sud and starring Regina King, Seven Seconds chronicles tensions running high between African-American citizens and Caucasian police in Jersey City, where a teenage African-American boy is critically injured by a cop.
Co-starring alongside King were Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby, Beau Knapp, Michael Mosley, David Lyons, Raul Castillo, Zackary Momoh, Nadia Alexander, Coley Speaks, Patrick Murney and Michelle Veintimilla.
No decision for the cancellation was given but Netflix usually stacks up proprietary viewership data against the price of a show. Seven Seconds, from Fox 21 TV Studios, was an expensive high-end drama which was overall well received by critics, with a 77% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.