Netflix take on The A List for series 2 despite BBC pulling out of recommission

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Netflix will be producing the second series of The A List solo after the BBC decided not to recommission the young-adult drama.

Nina Metivier, who co-created the show alongside Dan Berlinka, revealed that the Beeb has ditched the project and that streaming giant Netflix is now developing a second inning separately.

‘It was picked up by Netflix for worldwide and now they’re looking at a second series,’ Nina told Deadline.

The A List was initially commissioned for BBC iPlayer and launched on the platform last October.

In July, Netflix picked up the rights to the series and distributed it globally – except for the UK.

The A List is getting a second series (Picture: BBC)

The 13-part first chapter explores friendship, romance, betrayal, a whole host of dark secrets and seems to be the Beeb’s answer to Riverdale and Stranger Things.

Speaking exclusively to, executive producer Anne Brogan lifted the lid on how The A List compares to its Netflix rivals.

‘We watch all of the teen shows that are on Netflix and on the US broadcasters, so shows like Riverdale and Stranger Things we’ve watched them and we’re very inspired by what they do so well,’ she told us. ‘They’re brilliant shows.’

Anne continued: ‘What we weren’t trying to do was copy them, we were looking at them for reference and interest and the wonderful twists and turns in their stories.

‘That is something we always build into our storytelling.’

She added: ‘I think The A List is its own special and unique show, with very different flavour to those [Riverdale and Stranger Things] shows.

‘However, the thing that it has in common is that whenever you think understand where the story is going, it twists and takes you in a different direction.’

At the time of The A List’s launch, Anne told us that there are several series planned out.

‘We planned three seasons from the very beginning, and in the way that in some of those American teen dramas like Pretty Little Liars are, once you’ve got a wonderful set of cast and a really rock psychology area to mine, the deeper you go into it the more material there is.,’ she said.

‘We’re hoping to have multiple seasons.’ has contacted the BBC and Netflix for comment. 

The A List is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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