Netflix cancels the critically-panned ‘Girlboss’ after one season

Britt Robertson on Netflix’s “Girlboss.”
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Netflix isn’t known for canceling its series, but it’s not afraid to.

The streaming service doesn’t cancel shows often, especially when compared to networks and cable. But over the past month it’s cut ties with three series, the most recent being its new comedy series “Girlboss.”

“Girlboss” debuted on Netflix in April, and received poor reviews from critics and audiences alike. It has a 32% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The series was based on the life of Sophia Amoruso, the founder and owner of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The streaming service also recently canceled “The Get Down” and “Sense8.”

Since Netflix doesn’t reveal viewership numbers, we’ll probably never know if “Girlboss” was canceled for performing poorly with audiences, but the backlash it received due to a problematic protagonist and a dull story are definitely both prime suspects.