Netflix has a well-deserved reputation for being merciless when it comes to cancelling shows. Because of this, Netflix users have learned not to become overly attached to their favourite shows because a sudden cancellation is always a possibility.
The biggest streaming service in the world isn’t going to let its reputation slip this year; in fact, it’s doubling down with a number of original series that have already been completed. The fact that some of these shows only had one season to find a following while others received excellent reviews and even made Netflix’s most-watched list makes the situation worse.
At this point, we’re unsure of what Netflix considers to be a successful production. Unless a show achieves juggernaut status like Stranger Things, Bridgerton, or The Witcher, it seems like the possibility of cancellation looms menacingly in the distance.
Among the 21 TV shows on our list that we believe were cancelled too soon, there are undoubtedly a few. Additionally, Netflix cancelled a sizable number of shows this year before they had even begun full production.
Wings of Fire, Antiracist Baby, With Kind Regards from Kindergarten, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You were among the four animated series included in this.
Before being cancelled, none of these shows had even released a single episode on the streaming platform. We hope that this list is now complete, but with Netflix, anything is possible. Over the holiday season, there could be a few more cancellations. However, here is a list of every Netflix show that has been cancelled so far in 2022.
In a true Grinch-like move, Netflix has eliminated the underrated series Warrior Nun, rather than giving its subscribers an early holiday gift. Based on the same-named comic book series, Warrior Nun tells the story of a young woman (Alba Baptista) who is resurrected by a mysterious divine artefact and joins the ancient Order of the Cruciform Sword to fight the forces of evil.
The fantasy television series ran for two seasons and 18 episodes before being cancelled. It was generally well-received by critics (69% on Rotten Tomatoes) and had developed a devoted fan base.
A petition(opens in new tab) demanding that Netflix reconsider and order a third season has been started, but the fate of this television series appears to be sealed.
The Midnight Club
Mike Flanagan has a strong track record on Netflix, having created The Haunting of Hill House (and its spin-off Bly Manor) and Midnight Mass, but his most recent work did not quite land. The Midnight Club was cancelled after a single season of 10 episodes.
Flanagan confirmed that the show was originally intended to run for multiple seasons, but those plans have been abandoned. However, viewers curious about what would have happened next can find solace in Flanagan’s lengthy blog post (which opens in a new tab).
This explains the remaining mysteries from season one and provides a rough outline of the show’s second season. It does not make up for the cancellation of the show, but at least it resolves the cliffhanger.
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Netflix’s Partner Track is going off the rails. After only one season, the legal and romantic dramedy has been cancelled. Arden Cho plays Ingrid Yun, an idealistic young attorney attempting to advance to partner at an elite New York firm.
Her ambitions clash with the firm’s apparent preference for white, male candidates. The arrival of a new associate from London adds to the confusion. Jeff Murphy (Dominic Sherwood) is intelligent and attractive, and he also happens to be Ingrid’s one-night stand from six years ago. Ingrid’s moral compass and loyalty to her friends are put to the test as she competes for a coveted promotion.
Bad Crimes, an animated series created by Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) and Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and Butthead), has been cancelled. But Netflix did it before even one episode had aired. Yes, Netflix cancelled Bad Crimes before it had even begun production.
The show (which may find a new home) is an animated dark comedy about FBI agents Kara (Nicole Byer of Nailed It! and Wipeout) and Jennie (Lauren Lapkus of The Big Bang Theory and Good Girls), who investigate crimes while juggling their complicated personal lives.
On the Verge
Netflix’s most recent cancellation was announced by the show’s creator in a comment on our unrelated Instagram post. When asked when season two of On The Verge would premiere, Julie Delpy, who also stars in the show, was blunt: “Cancelled, but they forgot to announce it was cancelled.”
On The Verge was a comedy-drama about four female friends in their late 40s navigating work, love, and midlife crises. The show was co-produced by Netflix and StudioCanal in France, and it starred Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Jones, Alexia Landeau, and Giovanni Ribisi. It concludes after a single season of 12 episodes.
The Baby-sitters Club
Viewers of Netflix’s adaptation of Ann M. Martin’s beloved series of children’s novels can take solace in the fact that it lasted longer than HBO’s 1990 attempt. Despite receiving a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, The Baby-Sitters Club was cancelled after only two seasons.
The show, like the novels that inspired it, follows the exploits of five middle-schoolers who start their own babysitting business in the fictional town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. While there will be no new episodes, this charming series is still worth watching because it is full of hopeful optimism, which we could all use right now.
Cooking With Paris
Cooking with Paris, a Netflix cancellation that may not be as painful as the others were axed after only six episodes. The title pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this one: it’s a typical cooking show hosted by Paris Hilton.
While Netflix has had several cutlery hits, such as Nailed It! and Is It Cake? Even with guest appearances from Kim Kardashian West, Saweetie, and Demi Lovato, this series couldn’t keep viewers interested.
Sometimes a recipe just doesn’t work out, and Cooking with Paris appears to be one of them. Its 25% Rotten Tomatoes rating may tell you everything you need to know about why this show will not return for a second season.
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As the first season of Another Life demonstrated, critics and viewers do not always agree. The science fiction show was something of a punching bag for critics, scoring a dismal 6% on Rotten Tomatoes, but Netflix subscribers gave it a respectable 69% rating.
While audience interest was sufficient for Netflix to order a second season of Another Life, the third mission for astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) is no longer in the cards, as Netflix has cancelled the series.
Honestly, this one seemed inevitable. Another Life is an effects-heavy production with a likely higher budget than other shows, and its second season barely registered on Netflix’s most-watched list, a sign of an underperforming show. Instead, we recommend binge-watching all six seasons of The Expanse.
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