Lin-Manuel Miranda is swooping in to try and save recently canceled Netflix series “One Day at a Time,” just like he helped to do when “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was canceled by Fox.
The rebooted sitcom was canceled Thursday after three seasons on Netflix, followed by an outpouring of support that resulted in the hashtag #saveODAAT becoming the number one worldwide trend on Twitter in an hour.
Echoing the last-minute save that found “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” a new home on NBC for a sixth season, the “Mary Poppins Returns” star tweeted at the network hoping to inspire some conversations about the fan-beloved “One Day at a Time.”
“Hey @nbc…I hear you like comedies with built-in fan bases that do even better on YOUR network than at their previous homes,” Miranda tweeted in response to creators and showrunners Mike Royce and Gloria Calderon Kellett’s statement on the cancellation.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 14, 2019
Miranda is a self-professed “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” fan — he recently guest starred in a March 7 episode of the series’ sixth season. He was also one of a team of supporters that came to the show’s rescue when it was canceled, including Seth Meyers, Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro and Sean Astin. Their combined support helped the series get saved after only one day in limbo.
The “One Day at a Time” team is hoping their project will meet a similar fate in its hour of need. TheWrap earlier reported that Sony Pictures Television has plans to shop the show around to other potential networks and outlets in the coming weeks, according to an individual familiar with the situation.
According to Netflix, the cancellation was due to low viewership. “The choice did not come easily — we spent several weeks trying to find a way to make another season work but in the end simply not enough people watched to justify another season,” the streamer said in a statement.
“Luckily, I believe in miracles,” Kellett tweeted in a thread Thursday. “So, maybe we’ll find a home somewhere else. I hope we do cause @mikeroyce & I have a lot more for these wonderful characters to do.”
So, yeah, that was more a self-pep talk. But I wanted to share it with you. Luckily, I believe in miracles. So, maybe we’ll find a home somewhere else. I hope we do cause @mikeroyce & I have a lot more for these wonderful characters to do.
— ♥ Gloria Calderón Kellett ♥ (@everythingloria) March 14, 2019