Friday, April 28, 2017

MTV Cancels 'Sweet/Vicious' After One Season

This afternoon Jennifer Robinson, the series creator of MTV's original drama series Sweet/Vicious, took to Twitter to reveal that the network had cancelled the series. MTV later confirmed the cancellation after one season.

Robinson's note on Twitter read: "To Our Amazing, Beautiful Sweet/Vicious Fans- I got the news that MTV has cancelled Sweet/Vicious. To say I am devastated would be the understatement of the year. 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. Jules and Ophelia will live on forever inside each and every person who fights for this cause. We as the creative team will do everything we can to find this show another home and with your help hopefully we will be able to continue the Sweet/Vicious journey. I can promise you that I will NEVER stop fighting to tell stories that matter. I love you all - the fans who have loved our little show with everything they have and the critics & journalists who have given us visibility and fought along side us to save it. In a time where it feels like everything is an uphill battle to achieve what is just and right I am ready to put on my hiking books and continue to climb. I hope that you will all climb with me. With love, forever & always, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson."

MTV released the following statement: "MTV has decided to not move forward with a second season of Sweet/Vicious. 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."

The drama starred Eliza Bennett, Taylor Dearden, Brandon Mychal Smith and Nick Fink.