Netflix has sadly canceled Shadow and Bone after two seasons, together with 4 one-season exhibits: the live-action sequence Glamorous and three animated packages, Agent Elvis, Farzar and Captain Fall. This information comes one week after the finish of the SAG-AFTRA strike, and in accordance with a report the streamer is probably going canceling these exhibits as they reexamine their manufacturing plans for the approaching years.
Shadow and Bone, Glamorous, Agent Elvis, Farzar and Captain Fall’s cancellations had been all introduced on the identical time, per Deadline. The report said that following the top of the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, the streamer in addition to different networks and platforms, “proceed to judge the affect from the strike-related seven-month manufacturing shutdown.”
Whereas it appears surprising that Netflix would cancel 5 exhibits directly, the report identified that throughout the strikes, the streamer solely introduced just a few cancellation selections, like the top of Wellmania. They did reveal renewals of exhibits like One Piece, The Lincoln Lawyer and plenty of others, nevertheless, when it got here to not transferring ahead with exhibits, they remained quiet.
The report defined that streamers will probably be impacted by the strikes transferring ahead as there’ll now be a “pipeline logjam for the late 2024 and 2025” seasons as a result of varied tasks missed their projected premieres. Then, on high of that, streamers have been reevaluating their methods for some time now as they cope with the ever-changing panorama of media.
That is doubtless why Shadow and Bone was canceled after Season 2. The Grishaverse sequence’ second installment premiered in March on the 2023 TV schedule, so this information comes a very long time after the episodes got here out. A excessive finances, a smaller affect than Season 1, and a possible delay on a 3rd season or spinoff, are doubtless why Netflix determined to not transfer ahead with the sequence.
Glamorous was the opposite live-action sequence canceled by Netflix, nevertheless, it solely made it one season. The sequence began as a pilot for The CW, after which moved to the streamer.
Animated exhibits make up the opposite three sequence that gained’t be transferring ahead. Matthew McConaughey’s Agent Elvis got here out in March, Farzar was launched throughout the summer time of 2022, and Captain Fall got here out in July 2023, and was in the course of its first season. All these animated exhibits come throughout a time of evolution for Netflix’s grownup animation division. It’s now beneath new management, and the three aforementioned exhibits had been created beneath the previous administration.
It appears like Netflix and different streamers are canceling exhibits left and proper. In line with a examine by Selection, the corporate’s cancellation charge is 10.2%. Whereas that appears low, it’s essential to keep in mind that the legacy streamers’ output of authentic content material may be very excessive. So, whereas their share is seemingly small, there are nonetheless many exhibits that get axed.
Saying goodbye to exhibits is rarely straightforward, and it’s extremely unhappy that Netflix canceled 5 exhibits directly. To return and watch these sequence, despite the fact that they gained’t be going ahead, you’ll be able to stream all of them with a Netflix subscription.