Vida canceled after three seasons: Will the end be left open?

Vida -- Courtesy of STARZ
Vida -- Courtesy of STARZ /

STARZ has made the decision to cancel Vida after three seasons, ahead of that third season debut. It’s bittersweet, but will we be left with many questions?

Vida Season 3 hasn’t even premiered yet, and we’re going into it with the knowledge that it will end. In fact, it’s canceled. STARZ has decided not to go ahead with a fourth season, but does that mean we’re left with a lot of questions?

Of course, we don’t get to know how the six-episode season will wrap. One thing the series has been good at doing is not leaving too many questions unanswered by the end. The endings tend to leave something open to launch into the new season, and that could be the case this time.

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According to Deadline, the renewal comes as to some surprise to fans but not to production. It turns out the decision to cancel the series was made a few weeks ago, ahead of the TV production shutdowns due to the coronavirus. Post-production completed over the last couple of weeks with the knowledge of cancellation in mind.

Showrunner Tanya Saracho and director Jenée LaMarque have reportedly worked on bringing the show to its intended end. Despite being disappointed by the news, the two don’t want to leave fans with questions and don’t want to leave this groundbreaking series unended. Saracho penned a letter to thank fans and STARZ for getting the chance to tell the story she wanted to tell for three seasons. It’s not often that a showrunner is given the creative control and the network usually has a say in the story.

Vida Season 3 is set to premiere on STARZ later this year. Previous seasons have premiered in May, so we can expect something similar this year. Sadly, it is the six-episode season we got with Season 1 and not the 10-episode season we got with the second season.

The news comes just months after Sweetbitter was canceled after two seasons. It also comes after production on the Power spin-offs have been put on hold due to the coronavirus.

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Vida Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on STARZ, which you can get with Amazon Channels with a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime.