MTV has canceled “Sweet/Vicious” after one season.
Showrunner Jennifer Kaytin Robinson shared the news on Twitter, saying, “To say I’m devastated would be an understatement.”
Series star Eliza Bennett also took to social media to express her sadness at the news, saying “Today is a sad day.”
The freshman dramedy series followed two college students (Bennett and Taylor Dearden) who teamed up to become vigilantes targeting campus rapists after officials failed to seek justice on behalf of victims.
“MTV has decided to not move forward with a second season of ‘Sweet/Vicious,'” MTV said in a statement. “We are extremely proud of this critically acclaimed series and are deeply disappointed such an impactful show did not find a larger audience. ‘Sweet/Vicious’ was a show we loved from the start, with empowering female leads and a message we believe in. We are grateful the series started a much needed dialogue around sexual assault, and thank the talented Jennifer Robinson, Amanda Lasher, Stacey Sher and the stellar cast, writers and producers for creating such a timely and thought provoking series.”
Robinson dedicated her goodbye message to survivors of sexual assault, saying, “Please hear me when I say this decision should not make you feel like your story is invalid. To the survivors who have supported and loved our show, who have found comfort in the stories we told, you mean everything to me and the entire cast and crew.”
— Jenn Kaytin Robinson (@JennKaytin) April 28, 2017
— Eliza Bennett (@ElizaBennett) April 28, 2017
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