The CW’s Life Sentence has been cancelled after just one season.
The show’s lead actress, former Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, took to Twitter to confirm the news. In a heartfelt message, Lucy said: “Just got the sad news that Life Sentence will not be coming back for a second season.
“I was emotionally attached to this story and to everyone involved so I’m a little shell shocked right now, but I feel very fortunate that we got to tell a really beautiful story. Sometimes things don’t resonate with the audience and shows just don’t work, but I’m so proud of what we accomplished & for the experience I had.”
Lucy went on to say that the show was one “that a lot of us needed”, and stated that “somewhere in the universe the Abbotts will continue their dysfunctional lives & Stella will continue to be a manic pixie dream girl”.
The actress finished her note by extending her thanks and love for all the support received, before stating that “we created something important and pure and no cancellation can take that away”.
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— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) May 8, 2018
Life Sentence sees Lucy star as Stella Abbott, a terminal cancer patient who learns that she is cured. After living life to the extreme for so long, Stella and her family must learn to adjust to the choices they made when they thought she was dying. The show also stars Elliot Knight, Dylan Walsh, Gillian Vigman, Brooke Lyons, Carlos PenaVega, and Jayson Blair.
Created by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, and executive produced by Bill Lawrence, Life Sentence is now due to air its last episode on Friday June 15 at 9/8c.