The sting of the cancellation of One Day at a Time after three critically acclaimed seasons lingers months after Netflix swung the ax. Campaigns to save the show are still ongoing, and during a panel celebrating the sitcom at the ATX Television Festival on Saturday, creator and executive producer Mike Royce offered fans an update on the future of the show.
"All I can say is there is hope -- there's not not hope," he said. "I've been through three 'save our show' campaigns. The first two didn't work; that's why I'm with this show. The other two were like pie-in-the-sky, you're hoping like 'Oh my, God. I hope a miracle happens.' I think I can safely say this is beyond - we're past miracle status. People are interested. We just have to make sure it can all work out."
"We want to do a credible version of the show," he continued. "If we end up doing it, you don't want to do something that somewhat takes away from the creative -- and those are sometimes all monetary considerations -- but we're talking."
Royce and the cast members on the panel, including Justina Machado and Todd Grinnell, didn't go into a lot of details about the possible future of the show, but CBS All Access is one of the streaming services that was said to be interested in picking up the series for a fourth season.
Although she couldn't appear on the panel in person, actress Isabella Gomez sent a video message along to the fans. In it, she added her own update on the show's future. "The way you can help us out is #SaveODAAT," she said, urging fans to continue to tweet about how much they want to see another season (or more) of the series.
Royce hopes to have news sooner rather than later and also thanked the fans online and off for watching the show and continuing to express support for the series.
"People have been fighting so hard for this show," he said, "and it's kept us in the conversation."
The first three seasons of One Day at a Time are streaming on Netflix.