On Monday, August 31, Netflix announced the bittersweet news that Ashley Garcia: Genius In Love would not return to the streaming service for another season. Yep, according to Deadline, the fan-favorite series was canceled after only one season, but there’s still a stand-alone Christmas special set to be released in December 2020.
For those who missed it, Ashley Garcia: Genius In Love starred Paulina Chávez, Conor Husting, Bella Podaras, Reed Horstmann, Jencarlos Canela, Mario Lopez and more. It followed the story of what happens “when Ashley Garcia — the world’s only 15-and-a-half-year-old robotics genius engineer and rocket scientist — gets the chance to work for a prestigious company, she moves across the country to live with her fun-loving Uncle Victor, a pro football player turned high school coach who’s never met a responsibility he can’t shirk,” according to the streaming service.
After the announcement of its cancellation hit the web, some of the show’s cast members took to social media and shared heartfelt memories from their time on the series’ set.
“Hey y’all. Unfortunately Ashley Garcia wasn’t picked up for another season,” Paulina wrote on Instagram alongside a series of behind-the-scenes photos. “I love every single one of the people I got to work with — an AMAZING cast [and] crew. Ashley Garcia is a stepping stone for representing Latinos [and] minorities in positive roles. Thank you to the fans! Every single one of y’all mean so so much to me, even if I can’t respond to each of your messages, I wish I could. Thank you for such an amazing journey. It’s only the beginning.”
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hey y’all. unfortunately Ashley Garcia wasn’t picked up for another season. i wanna thank the show creators, executives, & Netflix for allowing me to bring Ashley to life. i love every single one of the people i got to work with – an AMAZING cast & crew. Ashley Garcia is a stepping stone for representing Latinos & minorities in positive roles. thank you to the fans! every single one of y’all mean so so much to me, even if i can’t respond to each of your messages, i wish i could. thank you for such an amazing journey. it’s only the beginning<3 ****** hola a todos! desafortunadamente Ashley Garcia no tendrá otra temporada. quiero agradecer a los creadores, ejecutivos y a Netflix por permitirme darle vida a Ashley García. a cada persona que fue parte del show quiero decirles que los quiero mucho y fue un honor trabajar con ustedes. este es sólo un paso más para abrir las puertas a representar a los latinos en personajes positivos. gracias a todos los fans, cada uno de ustedes significan mucho para mi. aunque no puedo responder a cada uno de sus mensajes, sepan que los quiero. muchísimas gracias por su apoyo en esta maravillosa jornada.
In her own tribute to the show, Bella added, “We found out today that Ashley Garcia will not be picked up for another season. I have no words. Thank you thank you thank you. This was a dream come true.”
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