Girls5eva creator Meredith Scardino remains 'hopeful' about season 4

Don't count out another Girls5eva comeback just yet!
GIRLS5EVA. (L to R) Sara Bareilles as Dawn and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Wickie in Episode 301 of GIRLS5EVA. Cr. Emily V. Aragones/Netflix © 2023
GIRLS5EVA. (L to R) Sara Bareilles as Dawn and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Wickie in Episode 301 of GIRLS5EVA. Cr. Emily V. Aragones/Netflix © 2023 /

Even when Girls5eva are down, they're never out. The group always finds a way to rally and rise above, and that's exactly what could happen with the series itself. While much has been made about the comedy series' supposedly "disappointing" move from Peacock to Netflix, Girls5eva creator Meredith Scardino tells The Hollywood Reporter she's still "hopeful" about the show.

The cult favorite comedy series made the leap to Netflix in March 2024 after spending two seasons as a Peacock original series. Girls5eva season 3 premiered as a Netflix original and exclusive alongside the drop of the first and second seasons. The show didn't make an appearance in the streamer's various top 10s, but there might be more data worth checking out.

In a conversation from late May that The Hollywood Reporter published on June 19, Scardino shares a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at how the show has been performing, and she sounds optimistic:

"We’ve had a couple check-ins with where they give you a sense of how it’s doing. There’s one around the 10-day mark and then after 28 days. What’s been interesting is seeing, now that it’s around the world, where people are watching and what percentage of people are finishing it. [...] I think that it’s doing great. But the barometer for a hit on a global platform is pretty high, so you want to see it gain love over time. I’m hopeful that it finds the comedy nerds and continues to grow. "

Meredith Scardino, creator

For years, we have known that Netflix looks at all kinds of viewership data for its shows after one week and one month, also factoring in completion rates and comparing the numbers to other series. The numbers are typically also measured against budget and weighed differently for specific genres. Some shows are obvious out-of-the-gate hits, though others might not appear like a shoe-in for renewal at face value.

Since Girls5eva landed on Netflix this spring, I have been an outspoken advocate for getting out of this show's way and letting it tell its story for as long as it would like. Scardino, the cast, and the rest of the crew have created something really special. It's a shame that apparently not many people gave the show a shot, leaving another show about women with an uncertain fate while Netflix renewed Tires for a second season before it even premiered.

As Scardino notes, she's content with how the show has performed and the audience of comedy fans its been able to reach (and continue to reach), but the bar the business holds shows to nowadays isn't easy to clear. Girls5eva is probably Netflix's most critically acclaimed comedy series and a beloved cult darling to boot. Who wouldn't want even more of that love, numbers be damned?

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