A week after the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike, Netflix has announced it has cancelled five of its series on the air – most notably its fantasy series “Shadow and Bone” after two seasons.
Also getting the chop are the recently launched Kim Cattrall-led “Glamorous,” and the adult animated comedies “Agent Elvis,” “Farzar” and “Captain Fall” which all had one season.
Networks and streamers are still evaluating the impact of the seven-month production shutdown so more cancellations and potential ‘un-renewals’ could be coming.
Performance vs. cost is said to play a major role in Netflix’s decisions, but in the situation here there were reportedly “additional factors” too.
The shutdown and restart means whilst much of next year’s slate looks rather barren, late 2024 and especially early and mid-2025 will see a flood of major content hitting the market.
Higher profile successes like “One Piece,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” and “The Night Agent” are likely to be safe but some smaller titles could find themselves in the firing line in coming weeks.