‘Oa’ Fan on Hunger Strike Outside Netflix Headquarters Amid Series’ Cancellation

While Netflix may have canceled its loopy, brazenly bizarre science-fiction series “The Oa” this summer after just two seasons, its legacy lives on in the heart of one loyal fan, who is outside of Netflix on a hunger strike until the network renews.

Thirty-five-year-old Emperial Young hasn’t eaten since August 16. Currently, she’s standing from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., picketing outside of the imperiously large Netflix headquarters on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood demanding the streamer bring back its most wonderfully weird series, the brainchild of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij.

“‘The Oa’ isn’t like most shows. The sincerity, the philosophy. It’s just such an important show to so many people,” said Young, who is a Los Angeles-based writer. “It deals with so many important issues, trauma and grief and mental health. It’s also this relentlessly creative, amazing experience, and the storytelling is just incredible.”

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