Netflix has canceled its Selling Sunset spinoff Selling Tampa after just one season. According to a new report from Page Six, the streaming service is not moving forward with Season 2 of Selling Tampa, the franchise’s only Florida-based series, and the cast is pissed.
Speaking to the gossip outlet, cast member Juawana Colbert suspects there are more nefarious reasons for Netflix’s decision. “When they show us [black women] in a different light — when we’re bickering, fighting and name-calling — they get a Season 2 and Season 3, but that’s not what we were displaying,” she explained.
“I feel like we weren’t given a second chance, possibly because of what we represented as minority women.”
Netflix not moving forward with Selling Tampa Season 2
According to an insider close to the show, the cast was allegedly given the runaround about the show’s renewal chances for over a year, with series creator Adam DiVello and producer Skyler Wakil breaking the news in a Zoom call just last week.
“Adam specifically said [the decision] was related to numbers but never gave any additional information,” added Juawana. “I don’t know if he was talking about rating numbers or budget numbers. He just said numbers.”
“We know that [Selling Tampa] was No. 1 in multiple countries, and it did fairly well,” added the insider. “Obviously, it’s not going to be a Selling Sunset Season 5. … It’s just weird. All of a sudden this all-black cast doesn’t even get a chance for a Season 2.”
Miami-set spinoff in the works
The Page Six report goes on to detail Juawana’s experience on the show behind-the-scenes and it does not exactly paint a pretty picture.
In addition to having issues with production while filming the show, Juawana revealed that Adam, who created the franchise, never even visited the cast on set.
“[The cast] didn’t meet Adam until a month or two after the premiere,” added the insider. “Adam is on set with all his other shows, except this. Granted, there was COVID, so I’m sure that’s an excuse.”
While Netflix has cancelled Selling Tampa and the show will not be returning for Season 2, the report indicates that the network may be interested in expanding the franchise once again in the future.
According to Page Six, the streaming service actually filmed a Miami-set pilot with Latin and black men and women but that project is also not moving forward at this time.
Selling Sunset is set to return with Season 5 next year, while Selling The OC is also rumoured to be returning with another season.