So yet, no Netflix series have been cancelled for 2022.
Netflix has a well-earned reputation for wielding the cancellation axe without compassion. Because of this, Netflix customers have learnt not to grow too close to their favourite series, for fear of an unexpected termination.
Netflix, the world’s largest streaming service, shows no signs of letting off even in 2022, as it has already announced many original programmes that will be produced. Adding insult to injury, a number of these series barely lasted one season before finding an audience, although several of them received glowing reviews and even made it into Netflix’s most-watched shows list!
At this point, we’re wondering precisely what it takes to be labelled a success by the Netflix. It seems until a programme hits blockbuster status a-la Stranger Things (see out that new Stranger Things season 4 teaser, honestly), Bridgerton or The Witcher, the possibility of cancellation is always ominously hovering in the background.
For the time being, here’s a roundup of all the Netflix series that have been cancelled in 2022 thus far, with more to come.
On The Verge
On an unrelated Instagram post, the show’s creator disclosed the most recent Netflix cancellation through a remark. When questioned about the status of season two, On The Verge co-star Julie Delpy said, “Cancelled, but they neglected to mention it was cancelled.”
Four women in their late 40s were the focus of the comedy-drama On The Verge, which followed them as they navigated job, love, and midlife crisis. The programme was a co-production between Netflix and French firm StudioCanal and also featured Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Jones, Alexia Landeau and Giovanni Ribisi. It only lasts for one season, which consists of 12 episodes.
There will be no more Archive 81 for Netflix subscribers to explore, since the spooky series has been cancelled after just one season. Adapted from a horror podcast of the same name, the programme debuted to rave reviews when it first aired. Apparently, Netflix didn’t think Archive 81 deserved a second opportunity, since the programme has been officially cancelled.
Making this more tougher to accept is the fact that season one concluded on a massive cliffhanger, which now looks to be doomed to stay eternally unsolved. Our Netflix cancellation undoubtedly hurts the most of all the items on this list.
The Baby-Sitters Club
One consolation for Ann M. Martin fans watching the Netflix version is that this contemporary retelling of the renowned children’s stories lasted longer than HBO’s effort in 1990. Even though Rotten Tomatoes gave The Baby-Sitters Club a flawless score of 100 percent, the show was cancelled after just two seasons.
Like the books that inspired it the programme concentrates on the adventures of five middle-schoolers who establish their own babysitting service in the fictitious location of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. Despite the absence of new episodes, this endearing show is still well worth watching since it is full of optimistic hope, which is something we could all need right now.
Netflix has the unfortunate distinction of cancelling Gentefied as the first programme in 2022. The half-hour comedy-drama was created by America Ferrera (of Ugly Betty fame) and focused on a trio of Mexican American relatives in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. The sitcom covered lots of real-world topics such as immigration, family separation and, of course, gentrification with honesty and humorous flair. This was another example of the viewers not pushing play despite good reviews.
Co-showrunner Linda Yvette Chávez sent a lengthy statement to fans, arguing that “we have to reassess the manner in which we appreciate” this sort of “revolutionary work.” “Metrics and algorithms,” she says, “can never assess the genuine effect of what we achieved here.” It’s difficult to argue with that.
Cooking with Paris
Cooking with Paris was axed by Netflix after only six episodes, which isn’t as bad as some of the other shows that were axed. Everything you need to know about this one is in the title: Paris Hilton hosts a typical cookery programme.
Nailed It! and Is It Cake? are two of Netflix’s recent cutlery smashes. this sitcom couldn’t even attract in viewers with guest appearances from the likes of Kim Kardashian West, Saweetie and Demi Lovato. Sometimes a recipe simply doesn’t work out and that definitely appears to be the case with Cooking with Paris. Its 25 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes likely tells you all you need to know about why this programme won’t be returning for a second season.
As the first season of Another Life shown, reviewers and audiences don’t always agree. The sci-fi show was something of a critical punching bag, scoring an abysmal 6 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but Netflix subscribers seemed to find the show much more palatable scoring it a respectful 69 percent . It seems unlikely that astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) would make a third trip to the moon now that Netflix has decided to discontinue Another Life.
This one, to be honest, seemed inescapable. Another Life is a special effects-heavy production presumably with a greater budget than other series, and its second season hardly appeared on Netflix’s most-watched list with the streamer staying mute about its success, a tell-tale indicator of an underperforming show. Instead, we recommend that you watch the entire first six seasons of The Expanse.
Animated version of the famous Bone comic book series has been in the works at Netflix since 2019, but the streamer stated this month that the project has been axed entirely. Netflix seems to be cancelling series even before they have aired a single episode.
The cancellation comes in the aftermath of a turbulent era for Netflix Animation’s Kids & Family division. According to The Wrap, behind-the-scenes strife has meant that “many high-profile projects have been summarily terminated” and sadly the long-in-development animated version of Jeff Smith’s Bone is one of them.
Other Netflix series ending in 2022
Grace and Frankie
Netflix has announced that Grace and Frankie will show its last twelve episodes on April 29, which will put the series to a finale after seven seasons on the streaming site. For any TV programme, a seven-season run is impressive, but it’s almost unheard of for a Netflix original series. Because to the Covid-19 manufacturing issue, the show’s farewell has been delayed greatly, but fans can’t wait to say their last goodbyes to these much-loved elderly birds.
Grace and Frankie, a Netflix original series that debuted in 2015, follows the story of two women whose spouses deserted them so they could marry one other. The musical stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the lead characters, with Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson as their ex-husbands. The show’s creator, Marta Kauffman, expressed sadness at Netflix’s choice to put Grace and Frankie’s adventures to a finale, but at least, in this instance, fans got to spend plenty of time with the two before saying goodbye.
Locke & Key
Locke & Key is ending its run on Netflix after three seasons but for once this is a collaborative decision between the streamer and the show’s creative team. “The opportunity to tell our version of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s extraordinary tale precisely the way we wanted,” said the showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill in a statement. The idea had always been for the programme to continue for three seasons, they said.
After their father’s death, the Locke siblings relocate back to their ancestral house, which becomes the focus of the supernatural thriller series. Upon arriving, they immediately learn the estate is harbouring various mystical mysteries including a pair of magical keys with unique abilities. The show’s third and final season will be published later this year.
Netflix undoubtedly wishes it wasn’t saying “goodbye” to Ozark. The Jason Bateman and Laura Linney-led sitcom is departing on its own terms, in a super-sized final season that’s dropped half of its length already. Chris Mundy, the show’s creator and executive producer, informed the press that the four-season threshold seemed appropriate to everyone involved, including Bateman. This ending point “is about making sure we didn’t overstay our welcome,” he stated to Entertainment Weekly.
A way out of their mafia woes appears in the second part of the season, but the Byrde family has one condition. Ozark season 4 part 2 comes and rounds things off on April 29.