Netflix Canceled Freeridge Ahead Of A Potential Season 2

The On My Block spinoff was meant to be part of an “incredible universe” of stories, according to the streamer.

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'On My Block' spinoff 'Freeridge' dropped on Netflix Feb. 2 — but will there be a 'Freeridge' Season...
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The On My Block spinoff, Freeridge, dropped earlier this year — and like its predecessor, it’s definitely the kind of show you can get lost in for a season-long streaming session. The series follows the new Core Four of Gloria, Ines, Demi, and Cam, two sisters and their friends who get caught up in a mystery when a cursed box comes into their lives. At the same time, they’re also just kids navigating high school. They were introduced back in the On My Block series finale as a group of eager teens observing the original characters, a callback to the first time viewers met Monse, Cesar, Ruby, and Jamal.

Keyla Monterroso Mejia, Bryana Salaz, Ciara Riley Wilson, and Tenzing Norgay Trainor played Gloria, Ines, Demi, and Cam, respectively. Just like the On My Block besties stuck together from season to season (with, admittedly, some bumps in the road), the new crew seemed ready to embark upon their own high school journey. In fact, in one interview, Collider’s Steve Weintraub told the cast that he’d be “shocked” if the show didn’t get a second season, at which several of the stars immediately crossed their fingers — so clearly, they formed a cohesive group behind the scenes, too.

But alas, fans can only imagine what their future adventures might have looked like. Variety reported in April that Freeridge Season 2 would not go ahead at Netflix, despite receiving generally positive reviews. The Hollywood Reporter called the show “endearing,” while The Daily Beast said it was “even better” than the flagship series that started it all.

Before it was canceled, Freeridge seemed to have a bright future on Netflix. In fact, the streamer previously described the show as part of an “incredible universe” — which evokes ever-growing franchises like Game of Thrones and Yellowstone. Additionally, On My Block and Freeridge co-creator Lauren Iungerich signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix back in 2020, Deadline reported, which made the possibility of more Freeridge (and maybe even future titles in the same neighborhood) feel like a natural next step.

Despite the sad news, the team behind Freeridge is still a close-knit crew. On May 2, Eddie Gonzalez shared a snap of his fellow co-creators Iungerich and Jeremy Haft from the writers strike picket line.

Sixteen years ago, the collaborators met “on the picket lines,” he wrote. “Here we are again — and we are more determined than ever to get a fair deal.”

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