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‘Dash & Lily’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix

Holiday rom-com series starring Austin Abrams and Midori Francis debuted last November

“Dash & Lily” has been canceled after one season at Netflix, TheWrap has learned.

The holiday show starring Austin Abrams as Dash and Midori Francis as Lily debuted last Nov. 10 as part of Netflix’s ever-growing slate of holiday titles, marking the streaming service’s first-ever Christmas rom-com TV series.

Here’s the official description for the eight-episode comedy, based on the popular YA series “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares” from Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: “A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected.”

When TheWrap interviewed Abrams about the show last fall, he told us that though the show had not been renewed for Season 2 yet, he was already contractually on board for more potential seasons.

“I’ve signed a couple years of my life, so yeah, I think that [a second season] is possible. I don’t really have the exact answer for you yet, but I think it’s definitely a possibility.”

Along with Abrams (“Chemical Hearts,” “Euphoria,” “This Is Us”) and Francis (“Good Boys”), “Dash & Lily” stars Dante Brown, Troy Iwata, Keana Marie, James Saito, Jodi Long, Glenn McCuen, Michael Park, Gideon Emery, Jennifer Ikeda and Diego Guevara.

Joe Tracz is creator, showrunner and executive producer on “Dash & Lily.” Shawn Levy and Josh Barry produce for 21 Laps Entertainment (“Stranger Things,” “Unsolved Mysteries”) and Nick Jonas’ Image 32.

News of “Dash & Lily’s” cancellation after one season comes on the same day that Netflix revealed its impressive lineup of original holiday movies, TV series and specials debuting during the 2021 season. Readers can find out when Vanessa Hudgens’ “The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star,” Nina Dobrev’s “Love Hard,” Brooke Shields’ “A Castle for Christmas,” and more Netflix Christmas content will premiere here.