Netflix’s show Selling Tampa will not be returning for a second season. On Friday, it was announced that Netflix’s show Selling Tampa, which is a real estate-based reality series, a spinoff of Selling Sunset has been canceled.
Not long ago, a cast member of the show Selling Tampa stated the reason behind the cancelation of the show after its first season. Keep reading further to know the reason behind the cancelation of Netflix’s show Selling Tampa.
Netflix’s show ‘Selling Tampa’ gets canceled after the first season
Yeah, you read that right. Netflix’s show Selling Tampa has not been renewed for a second season. Some of the cast members of the show believe that the reason behind the cancelation of the show is racial discrimination.
In an interview with Page Six, cast member Juawana Colbert said, “When they show us [black women] in a different light — when we’re bickering, fighting and name-calling — they get a Season 2 and Season 3, but that’s not what we were displaying.”
Colbert went on to say “I feel like we weren’t given a second chance, possibly because of what we represented as minority women.”
When did the show ‘Selling Tampa’ premiere?
For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you, Netflix’s show Selling Tampa saw the light of day in December 2021. The cast of the show was entirely made up of women of color: Colbert, Colony Reeves, Anne-Sophie Petit, Tennille Moore, Karla Giorgo, Rena Frazier, Alexis Williams, and Sharelle Rosado.
Sharelle Rosado is the head broker of Allure Realty, which is the firm that the show Selling Tampa revolves around. Sources have told Page Six, that the ladies were left wondering for almost a year whether the show will be picked up for a second season or not. A source has stated that the ladies were given the runaround.
An insider has told the media outlet that the cast of the show Selling Tampa, got “hundreds” of DMs “daily” from fans asking about a new season, but they didn’t know what to tell them.
The cast members were informed about the show’s cancelation via a Zoom call
The media outlet has reported that last week, Adam DiVello, the creator of the Selling franchise that also includes Selling Sunset and Selling the OC, and its producer Skyler Wakil asked the cast of the show to attend a Zoom call, where they broke the news.
Colbert said, “Adam specifically said [the decision] was related to numbers but never gave any additional information. I don’t know if he was talking about rating numbers or budget numbers. He just said numbers.”
A source went on to say that the cast members of the show didn’t get a crystal clear explanation and were told to inform the inquiring fans. The source further added, “There aren’t any plans right now for more ‘Selling Tampa,’ but luckily the first season is still on Netflix for fans to rewatch or discover.”
The insider continued, “We know that [‘Selling Tampa’] was No. 1 in multiple countries, and it did fairly well. Obviously, it’s not going to be a ‘Selling Sunset’ Season 5. … It’s just weird. All of a sudden this all-black cast doesn’t even get a chance for a Season 2.”
What did cast member Juawana Colbert have to say about the show?
As per the Orlando Sentinel, the show Selling Tampa was the No. 1 show in the United States on the streaming giant Netflix within 24 hours after its release. Colbert has told Page Six, that since the numbers excuse doesn’t seem to fit perfectly in the scenario, the cast thinks that they are being held to an unfair standard or ratings expectation.
The real estate agent explained, “When it comes to a minority show of all minority cast members, we’re going to naturally have lower numbers because we are a minority in numbers [of the population] in general.”
Colbert also stated that there were a couple of issues that came up while filming the show. She went on to say that Netflix and their producers were “out of touch” on how to film with an all-black cast. She disclosed that the producers had these high expectations for the women to get ready within an hour for confessional interviews, which was seen as unreasonable by many cast members.
Juawana told the publication, “With sew-ins or the types of extensions that typically women of color have to get, we don’t work on that same time frame. It’s not a wash-and-go. Women that are minorities, it’s not that easy. Our hair, just in general, takes longer.”
The businesswoman revealed that her co-stars even had a conversation with the producers of the show and that their remarks were not negatively received but not much change took place afterward.
Colbert added, “I don’t recall it being like, ‘OK, we understand. We’re going to make a conscious effort to do something different’. It was almost like it wasn’t said.”
The insider claimed that the creator of the show, Adam DiVello never visited the ‘Selling Tampa’ cast on set
The close source alleged, “[The cast] didn’t meet Adam until a month or two after the premiere. Adam is on set with all his other shows, except this. Granted, there was COVID, so I’m sure that’s an excuse.”
Juwana said, “I think with the all-white cast members of ‘Selling Sunset’ handing off a key to all-women black cast members in Tampa kind of set us up for misrepresentation and comparison and, really, a competition, honestly. I think from the get-go, we were set up a little bit at a disadvantage.”
As of this moment, Netflix has not made any official comment on the cancelation of the show Selling Tampa. It seems like the streaming giant will put out an official confirmation in the times to come.
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