Netflix’s police cover-up drama, Seven Seconds, will only have one season.
The streaming giant confirmed the news with Shadow and Act.
Shadow and Act first heard rumblings from sources close to the show last week, who said that they were hearing that it was unlikely that the show would have a Season 2.
“We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of Seven Seconds. 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,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content in a statement we received.
Netflix says that they plan to submit Seven Seconds in the category of Limited Series – Drama for Emmy consideration.
In Seven Seconds, after white cop accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager, a northeastern city explodes with racial tensions, an attempted cover-up and its aftermath, and the trial of the century. From creator and executive producer Veena Sud (The Killing), the series starred two-time Emmy winner Regina King alongside breakout British actress Clare-Hope Ashitey. Russell Hornsby, Zackary Momoh, Beau Knapp, Michael Mosley, David Lyons, Raul Castillo, Nadia Alexander, Coley Speaks, Patrick Murney, Corey Champagne and Michelle Veintimilla also starred.
Ashitey portrayed KJ Harper, a black assistant prosecutor assigned to the incident, with troubles of her own. She grapples with the weight of the case and what it will mean to bring justice not only for Brenton, but for the black community. KJ worked closely with the teen’s mother Latrice Butler (King) who realizes there may be more to her son than she and her husband (Hornsby) were aware of, and becomes consumed with finding out what happened.
Our review for the series reads: In despite of the sobering fact that justice isn’t exactly served as the end of the season, the acting and incredibly powerful performances in Seven Seconds make it a must-watch show that you don’t want to miss.
This news comes as Netflix will debut a new season of Dear White People in May and a new season of Luke Cage in June. Second seasons have also been greenlit for She’s Gotta Have It and On My Block, and Netflix is also producing a new season of Top Boy, executive produced by Drake.