Naomi Watts' Gypsy canceled at Netflix after one season
No velvety sheen here: This Gypsy is headed six feet underground.
EW has confirmed Netflix has canceled the Naomi Watts-starring psychological thriller after one 10-episode season on the streaming network.
Gypsy, created by Lisa Rubin and partially directed by Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Sam Taylor-Johnson, followed a therapist-gone-wild, Jean Holloway, who precariously meddled in the lives of her patients, ultimately forming an intense sexual relationship with a client’s (Karl Glusman) ex-girlfriend (Sophie Cookson), despite being married to a successful lawyer (Billy Crudup) herself.
Blythe Danner also recurred on several episodes of the series as Jean’s mother, Nancy, who harbored dark secrets about her daughter’s past, which likely would have come to a head in a second season, as the first set of hour-long installments ended on a major cliffhanger.
Rubin was also able to court Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks into the mix, enlisting the singer-songwriter to perform a new version of the show’s titular tune for the program’s opening credits.
Despite star power and intense fan support on social media fueling a bid for season 2, critics largely panned Gypsy, whichcurrently holds a 45 percent rating on Metacritic.
“There’s clearly a big disconnect between critics and audiences… I’m so happy with the fan response. I briefly looked at Twitter, and seeing the GIFs and the way it’s affected people… especially women, that’s rewarding,” Rubin previously told EW in our season 1 wrap-up. “What I’m intrigued by is that a lot of people have binged it, but the critics are saying it’s slow and boring, while viewers are saying it’s addicting. If the show is about an identity crisis, that’s applicable to the reception of the show. Everyone sees something different. The show is a Rorschach test itself.”
Season 1 of Gypsy is streaming now in full on Netflix. Read our full interview with Rubin here.