Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away.
The streaming large may dominate the small display screen — nevertheless it’s additionally turn out to be notorious for its behavior of failing to let reveals final.
And 2021 was a specific massacre, with an attention grabbing 16 reveals canceled.
“Let’s have Netflix run the subsequent pandemic. They don’t let something get three seasons,” one particular person joked in a viral tweet.
Though a few of these 16 reveals have been obscure decisions you in all probability hadn’t heard of — akin to “Hit & Run,” “The Duchess” or the dominatrix series “Bonding” — there have been additionally a number of high-profile cancellations that made waves and prompted fan outrage.
As an example, the fantasy collection “Cursed,” an attractive and gritty spin on the King Arthur story starring Katherine Langford (“13 Causes Why”) and helmed by Frank Miller (“300,” “Sin Metropolis”), received the ax after only one season. Even having a comic book ebook legend and a earlier Netflix darling’s names hooked up wasn’t sufficient to save lots of this present.
Related collection with large stars hooked up embrace Jamie Foxx’s sitcom, “Dad, Cease Embarrassing Me!,” Kevin James’ show “The Crew,” which was set on the planet of NASCAR and axed in July after premiering in February, superhero epic “Jupiter’s Legacy” starring Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb, and naturally the much-hyped live-action adaptation of anime epic “Cowboy Bebop” starring John Cho — which prompted an outpouring of devastated messages from followers and the solid.
Even middle-tier reveals with devoted followers weren’t secure, and style didn’t make a distinction.
The winsome musical comedy collection “Julie and the Phantoms,” helmed by Kenny Ortega (“Excessive College Musical,” “Soiled Dancing”), was bizarrely canceled final week greater than a yr after its first season premiered in September 2020, prompting fans to beg the streamer to save lots of the present.
“Nation Consolation,” co-starring Katherine McPhee and TV staple Eddie Cibrian, was a crowd-pleasing cowboy spin on “The Sound of Music” set-up (she’s a rustic singer taking a job as a nanny for a widower cowboy). However apparently, that didn’t have broad sufficient enchantment to final. And interval piece “The Final Kingdom” will finish with its upcoming Season 5 after getting the ax.
The platform is notoriously opaque about viewership numbers, so causes weren’t supplied for any of those cancellations.
Right here’s the complete list of axed Netflix reveals this yr:
“The Final Kingdom”
“Dad, Cease Embarrassing Me!”
“Hit & Run”
“Sprint & Lily”
“Julie and the Phantoms”