The canceled NBC series is the most popular show on Netflix
Earlier this month, we reported on the rise of the canceled NBC TV series good girls on Netflix. After the final season of the show arrived on the streaming service, the TV show started climbing the ranks of the service and now finds itself at the top of the mountain. When the fourth batch of episodes debuted good girls jumped to the #5 TV series on the service, but to date it’s the #1 TV show on Netflix in the US and is the #2 content on the entire platform, sitting behind Ryan Reynolds’ only blockbuster movie The Adam Project.
Premiering in February 2018, the series starred Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta as three suburban Michigan mothers who decide to kick ass, if you will. Although eager to make ends meet, the trio decides to take it upon themselves to rob a grocery store for some quick cash. This results in unlocking a massive web of crime, conspiracy, and greed. The series ran for four seasons and fifty episodes while also starring Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Isaiah Stannard, and Matthew Lillard.
The sudden cancellation of good girls last summer came with even more poignant news about its conclusion there were plans to keep it going. When the news broke that the series was ending, it was accompanied by the revelation that plans for a shortened fifth and final season were underway, even negotiating with the stars, but it all fell apart. “[We] really want to bring good girls back for one more season to close the story,” an NBC insider previously said. TV Insider“but unfortunately we couldn’t make the finances work.”
To add insult to injury about those scratched-out season five plans, he probably would have seen the show move to Netflix, something successfully executed with Lucifer and other TV shows in the past. Even before the show aired, it was made in conjunction with Netflix who owned the broadcast rights ahead of its television premiere. Fans might think that the show’s success on the platform could lead to the fifth season arriving on Netflix, but the talent deals for the series have long expired, meaning the streamer would have to re-negotiate with everyone, and there’s no guarantee that the talent would all be able to come back.