The cancellation of Netflix’s critically acclaimed multi-camera comedy series “One Day at a Time” was seen as a bad decision by the streamer, and there’s been a strong campaign from fans to keep the series going.
Vulture today reports that Sony Pictures Television, which produces the series, has received a bid from rival streamer CBS All Access for at least one more season of the series. Sounds great right? Not so fast.
As part of its original deal with Sony, Netflix can prevent another streaming service from acquiring the show for the next two years and despite series creator Norman Lear reaching out to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos about this, Netflix has reportedly not indicated any interest in letting CBS All Access revive the series but hasn’t issued a veto as yet.
The door remains open however for a non-streaming service like a cable or broadcast network, and the CBS-owned The CW and Pop TV have both reportedly expressed interest even as both possibilities are considered ‘long-shots’.
Sony TV is also campaigning to Netflix to make an exception to its stringent rules given the show’s platform for underrepresented voices and catering to underserved audiences. Netflix will no longer have exclusive rights to the show by mid-June.