Updated 04:17 AM EDT, Fri, Oct 23, 2020

MTV Pulls the Plug on Thriller 'Eye Candy'! Lead Star Victoria Justice Posts Emotional Goodbye

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MTV's crime thriller starring Victoria Justice gets canceled after one season.

Justice, who portrays lead character Lindy Sampson on the show, announced the news on her Twitter page. The tweet was accompanied by a link redirecting to Justice's official statement.

"I wanted you guys to hear it from me first, that the cast and I received news that 'Eye Candy' will not be returning for season 2," the 22-year-old actress wrote. "Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart."

The former "Victorious" star also went on to thank her "Eye Candy" co-stars, which included Casey Deidrick, Harvey Guillen, Kiersey Clemons, Ryan Cooper, and John Garet Stoker. In her lengthy post, Justice described her fellow cast mates as "the most down to earth, talented, and kind souls" she met.

She also thanked the behind-the-scenes crew such as showrunner Christian Taylor and Jason Blum, who executive produced the show via his Blumhouse Productions company. Lastly, the brunette beauty thanked the fans who supported "Eye Candy" since it premiered early this year.

"Last but definitely not at all least, thank you to the amazing fans," Justice continued. "I saw all of your WW trends (it might be 23 or 24 to date) and your unflinching support. It's because of all of you that I get to do what I love. I am beyond grateful for that. It made me so happy that you embraced the show the way you did. I was so lucky to have you guys along for the ride, because you made it that much more exciting!"

"Eye Candy" had a 10-episode run since it debuted in January, Entertainment Weekly reported. The series, which was based on R. L. Stine's novel bearing the same name, centers on a gorgeous 21-year-old hacker (Lindy) in Manhattan who investigates a potential serial killer -- who is also one of her suitors on the Internet -- after joining a dating website.

According to a report from Deadline, the project went through a creative overhaul after the pilot episode, with Justice "one of only a couple of original actors who continued on the series."

The MTV teen drama was first developed by "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke but the initial pilot was scrapped, with only Justice and Guillen returning from the original project. The show was developed for the second time by Taylor with Emmy Grinwis penning the script, and was met with an average of 592,000 total viewers since it aired, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.

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