Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij Still Aren't Done with 'The OA'

"We don't think she's dead. She's just dormant."

BY Nika Petrosian Published Nov 17, 2023

There may be some hope for fans of The OA after all.

In a recent interview with NME, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij — the creative duo behind The OA and the new upcoming series A Murder at the End of the World — hinted at potentially picking the project back up again.

Batmanglij said, "We just started tending to the garden again, and so we're watering, and we're letting the sun hit the plants, and moving some of the plants so they get more of the sun."

He referred to The OA as a dormant seed, going on to say, "But we stay neutral. We're just gardners side by side, Brit and myself, just gardening. And you know, OA 3 is a plant that is sitting there too, you know? We don't think she's dead. She's just dormant."

Marling added, "And that seed, even though she's dormant right now, can blossom again. Who knows what's coming, right? I mean Twin Peaks came back, so anything's possible."

This cryptic hint is welcome four years after Netflix cut The OA short, leaving it with a mere two seasons. The show's cancellation in 2019 was met with outcry from fans, with some resorting to protests and even a hunger strike.

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