Nobody likes to have a series they are watching canceled without offering a resolution to the story it is telling. In Netflix Every time they have to face a greater number of anger for it, but there is something even worse than that, and that is when the cancellation of a series that had previously been renewed is announced.
It is not a phenomenon that happens very often -obviously it has a cost and no company wants to take the risk of paying for something that it will not have later-, but within Netflix itself I have found 6 cases of series that this platform canceled after having previously renewed them.
I’m aware of Calling this a scam on the part of Netflix may sound a bit exaggerated.but surely many felt it that way when they discovered that these titles that I review below were canceled in a totally unexpected way:
Netflix canceled this semi-autobiographical sitcom created by Kenya Barris a year after announcing its renewal for a second season. I have no doubts that Barris’s decision to break his agreement with the platform and sign for ViacomCBS had something to do with it. Of course, from Netflix they announced their intention to convert the series into a movie saga, but nothing more has been known about it.
‘This shit is beyond me’ (‘I’m Not Okay With This’, 2020)
A victim of the coronavirus, well it is true that its renewal had not been made known to the public, but to those responsible for ‘This shit surpasses me’, who had been working on a second season for some time. In addition, the first one had ended at one of those points that creates the need to know how the story of this series was going to continue, headed by sophia lillisbut we will never know, because Netflix blamed its cancellation on “circumstances created by COVID-19“Come on, the platform was going to have to spend more money and it no longer compensated him.
A particularly painful cancellation, since Netflix had renewed ‘GLOW’ for a fourth season and announced that it would serve to close the series starring Betty Gilpin and Alison Brie. In fact, the filming of the new episodes began before the stoppage caused by the pandemic forced it to stop. Already in October came the bad news of its cancellation because the problems associated with the coronavirus made it unfeasible.
‘Queen Sono’ (2020)
Netflix’s first African series was renewed at the end of April 2020 with the pandemic in full swing, but it did not stop the platform from choosing to cancel that decision just a few months later. The reason used was the impact caused by the coronavirus and how this was going to affect the production of ‘Queen Sono’, a series that told the story of a South African spy who must face the challenges of her personal life while carrying out his most dangerous mission to date.
‘The Society’ (2019)
A case identical to that of ‘This shit is beyond me’, but the truth is that the second season of ‘The Society’ was so advanced that filming was expected to start the month after its cancellation was announced. The fury of his followers was noted on social networks, since the first installment had left several fronts open, but Netflix once again hid behind the coronavirus to do without it.
‘Top Secrets’ (‘Inside Job’, 2021-2022)
The most recent example -and hopefully also the last- on the list is ‘Top Secrets’. This hilarious animated comedy had been renewed for a second season quite some time ago, but its creator Shion Takeuchi revealed just a few days ago that the platform had changed its mind and that ‘Ultrasecretos’ was going to be endless. The reason has not been revealed, but everything indicates that the audiences were too low for what Netflix expected.