Spinning Out is an American dramatization internet tv collection, produced by Samantha Stratton, that premiered on Netflix on January 1, 2020. In February 2020, the collection was terminated after one period.
The collection celebrities Kaya Scodelario as Kat Baker, a young ice skater that experiences a significant injury and also is given the opportunity to restart her career as a pairs skater all while hiding her family's history of mental illness.
“Spinning Out follows Kat Baker, an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who is about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life. On and off the ice, Kat and her new partner will face daunting odds, injury to body and soul, financial sacrifice, and even potential mental breakdown on their way to realizing their Olympic dream.”
- Kaya Scodelario as Kat Baker, a competitive ice skater secretly struggling with bipolar disorder
- Willow Shields as Serena Baker, Kat's younger half-sister
- Evan Roderick as Justin Davis, a pair skater from a wealthy family who can't keep a partner, and also has a bad boy reputation.
- David James Elliott as James Davis, Justin's father
- Sarah Wright Olsen as Mandy Davis, Justin's stepmother, and James' second wife
- Svetlana Efremova as Dasha Fedorova, Justin and Kat's coach
- Amanda Zhou as Jenn Yu, Kat's best friend, and a fellow figure skater
- Mitchell Edwards as Marcus Holmes, Kat's friend, and co-worker
- Kaitlyn Leeb as Leah Starnes, a new skater who was supposed to partner with Justin
- Will Kemp as Mitch Saunders, Serena's coach
- January Jones as Carol Baker, Kat and Serena's mother who also experiences from bipolar disorder
- Jamie Champagne as Drew Davis
- Jon Champagne as Reid Davis
- Johnny Weir as Gabriel Richardson, Leah's pairs partner
- Zahra Bentham as Alana
- Morgan Kelly as Reggie, Serena's father
- Oscar Hsu as Peter Yu, Jenn's father
- Will Bowes as Brent Fisher, Marcus's friend
- Charlie Hewson as Dr. Parker
- Eli Brown as Dave
On October 11, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had offered the production a series order consisting of ten episodes. The series was created by Samantha Stratton that was also expected to serve as co-showrunner with Lara Olsen. Stratton and also Olsen were also set to executive produce the series alongside Joby Harold and also Tory Tunnell with Matt Schwartz serving as a co-executive producer. Production companies were slated to consist of Safehouse Pictures. On February 3, 2020, it was reported that the series was canceled after one season.
On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 63% with an average rating of 6.5/10, based on 16 reviews. The website's critical consensus states, “Though at times more melodramatic than meaningful, Spinning Out's campy, guilty-pleasure exterior hides a surprisingly thoughtful exploration of living with a mental illness.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 47 out of 100, based 4 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.
Robyn Bahr of The Hollywood Reporter called it “Uneven but mostly engrossing, it combines the unflinching class struggles of I, Tonya, the star-crossed romance of The Cutting Edge and the disability-as-tragedy goofiness of Ice Castles.” Caroline Framke of Variety wrote “The series has all the right ingredients for an addictive watch: a solid premise, some compelling actors, and also some classic teen show tensions and also rhythms in the earnest vein of “Degrassi” braiding it all together. But as the period treads in the direction of its unequal ending, “Spinning Out” rather does specifically what its title guarantees rather than sticking the touchdown.”