“Girls5Eva” is now one step closer to living 5eva!
The comedy show, which chronicles the many (mis)adventures of a ’90s-era girl group as they navigate the modern music industry, will have a new lease on life as it moves to a new streaming service!
“Girls5Eva” premiered last Spring on Peacock.
The NBCUniversal streaming service aired the series’ first two seasons, but it looks as if “Girls5Eva”s Peacock era is over.
There will be no sudden record scratches here! “Girls5Eva” has found a new home and will continue to live on via one of the most popular streaming services available.
Read on to find out more info about the good news!
What Happened Between Peacock And ‘Girls5Eva?’
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“Girls5Eva” tells a story about a girl group continuing to persevere, despite having countless odds stacked against them. As it turns out the show itself has now experienced a similar type of fate!
According to Deadline, “Girls5Eva” had quietly been canceled by Peacock earlier this year.
The outlet also revealed that the cult TV series “wasn’t one of its most-watched shows and didn’t bring in the same audiences that the likes of [Peacock] dramas ‘Bel Air’ and ‘Dr. Death’ did.”
Deciding the fate of “Girls5Eva” had reportedly been a difficult decision for Peacock.
Deadline had caught wind of Peacock’s plan of action surrounding the series’ fate as well, revealing “The streamer was forced to make the tough decision to prioritize other shows and cancel it after its second season finished in June.”
‘Girls5Eva’s New Home Endures A Challenging Year
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Despite the seemingly bleak forecast for the series’ chance of survival the series was later rescued by an extremely well-known streaming service and the cast and crew are elated!
In a year when one of the biggest and most popular streaming services available has faced a number of setbacks, “Girls5Eva”s arrival is extremely exciting for Netflix.
Earlier this Summer, The Blast took a look at the string of ups and downs for the company, which involved a large number of employee layoffs and a staggering number of subscriber cancellations.
We also reported on a company memo sent out to employees which expressed the intention to “Keep only our highly effective people” on board at the company.
A selection from the memo reads, “As employees, we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even if we find some titles counter to our personal values.”
The company also issued a word of warning for those employees who may take issue with elements of the aforementioned material.
“Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful. If you find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the place for you,” the message also stated.
Our former report also detailed the company’s intention to implement a stricter set of rules regarding password sharing. Subscribers were also not happy with Netflix’s decision to go forward with increasing their monthly subscription costs.
‘Girls5Eva’s Cast And Crew Celebrate The Big News!
Although Netflix has experienced a great deal of strife in 2022, the streaming service has also experienced plenty of victorious moments!
Earlier this year the company revealed they still had “200 million subscribers worldwide” as of this Summer. (via The Blast)
The company is now celebrating the addition of “Girls5Eva” to its library!
“We are so happy to bring ‘Girls5Eva’ to Netflix,” Tracey Pakosta, the company’s current VP of Comedy Series, shared per Deadline, “Just like the show, we are so excited to reunite with this amazing team.”
Busy Phillipps, who plays the group’s member Summer, posted a photo to Instagram yesterday announcing the big news! The photo is an advertisement for the show which features Netflix’s logo and the announcement that the third season is on its way!
Phillipps writes, “I cannot tell you how thrilled we are about this! MY GIRLSSSSSSSS and I are moving to @netflix! We are really doing this thing!!!!!”
Several of Phillipps’ friends expressed their excitement in the post’s comment section.
Renee Elise Goldsberry, who plays Wickie on the series, wrote, “Oh happy day!”
It will be a happy day when the third season of the show eventually drops on the platform! As of this writing, a date for its premiere has not been publicly revealed.