“Fabulous Army” won’t march on at Netflix. Theu has realized only that the streamer has canceled the drama series after only one season.
The nine-episode first season of the teen drama debuted on Netflix back in October. Made by Katie Cappiello, the series was approximately founded on Cappiello’s 2013 work “Slut: The Play.”
The show followed five students at the biggest public high school in Brooklyn as they take on a chaotic world and fight to succeed, survive, wild out, break free and seize the future.
The cast was led by Odessa A’zion as Joey Del Marco, Odley Jean as Dominique Pierre, Amir Bageria as Siddhartha Pakam, Maliq Johnson as Jayson Jackson, Amalia Yoo as Leila Kwan Zimmer, Alphonso Romero Jones II as John Ellis, Brittany Adebumola as Tamika Jones, and Crystal Sha’re Nelson as Tor Sampson.
As well as having created the series, Capiello filled in as a executive producer alongside Joshua Donen, Beau Willimon, Jordan Tappis, Nicolette Donen, and Elizabeth Kling.
The show got for the most positive reviews upon it’s release, a 71% basic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Reviewers in particular praised the show’s young cast. In her review for Variety, LaToya Ferguson composed that the cast was “extremely talented” and “drives its stories forward in a way that makes it worth watching the full season.” She also said, however:
“‘Grand Army’ doesn’t exactly offer anything new to the teen genre at this point. Not in its depiction of sexual assault, not in its depiction of teenage slut-shaming and cyberbullying, not in its depiction of a ‘seemingly normal’ high school student being capable of horrifying things, not in its depiction of a closeted gay teen story, and especially not in its depiction of the struggles (upon struggles, upon struggles) of Black students.”
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