Netflix cancels Alyssa Milano’s Atlanta-produced ‘Insatiable’ after two seasons

Originally posted Friday, February 14, 2020 y RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Netflix has thrown its dark comedy “Insatiable” into the trash bin after two seasons.

The Atlanta-produced show, starring Debby Ryan as a formerly fat teen-ager who sought revenge upon her enemies, received major negative feedback before it even debuted in 2018 over issues of fat shaming.

The reviews from critics were harsh as well but Netflix surprised a lot of folks in the industry when it renewed the show for a second season in 2019. Netflix doesn’t release ratings in a regular fashion so it was hard to tell how popular the show really was. 

Nonetheless, season two came and went with no buzz whatsoever. 

Alyssa Milano, who was on the cast, confirmed the show’s ending earlier this month on social media.

Milano was shooting season two when the Georgia legislature passed the anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill last year. The women’s rights activist was the first actor to call for a boycott of Georgia. She held a press conference at the Capitol and gathered signatures from about 60 big-name actors including Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Amy Schumer and Gabrielle Union who vowed not to work in Georgia if the bill became law.

A federal judge in October blocked the bill from going into law.

Plus, the efficacy of the boycott is murky. Studios in the state appear as busy as ever with 34 active productions going on right now. 

Actress Alyssa Milano reads her letter to Gov. Brian Kemp urging opposition to the “heartbeat” bill on the last day of the 2019 session of the Georgia Legislature. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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