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Everything Netflix is Canceling in 2022



In many ways, Netflix isn’t like a regular TV network as most of its content is available immediately, rather than being drip-fed to viewers every week. The streaming service does act like other networks when it comes to canceling shows, though, and there aren’t many series that survive Netflix’s axe.
With many people having more time than ever to sit on the couch and watch Netflix, it’s time we all know where we stand with our favorite shows. Not all popular Netflix shows survive for long, and these are the shows on the streaming service that are being canceled for good.

Dear White People (Canceled)

Dear White People, written and directed by Justin Simien who first released a feature film of the same name in 2014, is having its plug pulled after 4 seasons. The collegiate comedy-drama aimed to be poignant in a time of increased focus on race relations, but couldn’t sway viewers any longer.

The Irregulars (Canceled)

Even though a famous British playwright in Tom Bidwell created this show based on characters created by the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), the Baker St. Irregulars pairing up with Dr. Watson just wasn’t enough to keep even fans of the lore entertained. The eight episodes was all she wrote for this series.

Hoops (Canceled)

This adult animated comedy created by Ben Hoffman didn’t stand a chance, and ultimately was cancelled without even getting second season consideration. The story, which followed a disheveled coach and team who were equally hoping to turn their lives around, fell flat amongst its older targeted audience.

Atypical (Canceled)

This unique show, which followed an 18-year old autistic young man, and even began featuring autistic actors and writers to help bring more authenticity, is being halted after 4 successful seasons. Creator Robia Rashid received mostly praise for her ability to bring this disorder into focus, but also faced some controversy as to how the condition was being portrayed.

Lost In Space (Canceled)

If you didn’t know, Lost In Space was actually a reimagining of the original series, which premiered all the way back in 1965! And that series was also based on The Swiss Family Robinson book from 1812! However, 2021 wasn’t kind to the story, as it reached the chopping block after 3 seasons. It followed space explorers who drifted off course.

Peaky Blinders (Canceled)

This historical fiction drama has been a hit for nearly 8 years now, but the ending of the Shelby crime family story is upon us. Created by Steven Knight, the show follows the gangsters as they navigate the Birmingham, England area post-World War I. It also featured huge stars that will be missed, such as Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Joe Cole, and Paul Anderson.

Kim’s Convenience (Canceled)

This wholesome sitcom that features a Korean-Canadian family that runs a convenience store is finally coming to an end. The Canadian based series is wrapping up after 5 seasons, and was ultimately a casualty of the pandemic. With the two creators leaving, the show never even ended up getting the sixth season that was originally promised. International TV can be tough.

On My Block (Canceled)

Netflix’s teen comedy-drama On My Block is coming to the end of its tenure after this, its fourth and final season. The series featured a diverse cast and tackled growing up in your teenage years in the not-so-friendly suburbs of Los Angeles. This test of friendship had younger viewers pretty invested, but unfortunately they’ll have to see how the story line comes to a close.

The Duchess (Canceled)

This British comedy-drama series created by Katherine Ryan didn’t last more than its 6-episode pilot season, and unfortunately was not not invited to come back by the people at Netflix. Though Ryan starred in it herself, she just couldn’t pull off another royal family-style show to gain enough interest.

Ozark (Canceled)

While many of us were forced to stay inside watching Netflix, a whole new set of eyes were drawn to the Jason Bateman-led ‘Ozark.’ The crime drama became a huge hit during the lockdown, and this increased interest led to questions about the show’s future, but sadly season 4 will be the final season.

Anne With An E (Canceled)

Netflix picked up the Canadian drama series ‘Anne with an E,’ after its early success on CBC. The series was an adaptation of the children’s book ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ and season one was received well by the critics, but after a disappointing second, Netflix pulled the plug.

Dead To Me (Canceled)

The dark comedy Dead To Me will get a third season, but it will be its last. Featuring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, the show tells the story of two women who become friends during therapy. Filming for the new season is delayed due to Covid, but at least there’s closure.

Soundtrack (Canceled)

Since ‘Glee’ ended, there’s been a gap in the musical drama market, and expectations for ‘Soundtrack’ were high. The lip-syncing drama made its debut on Netflix in December 2019 with a 10-episode season, and even though it had ‘Step Up’ star Jenna Dewan among its cast, ‘Soundtrack’ received mixed reviews, and Netflix decided to cancel it.

Mortel (Canceled)

Supernatural drama ‘Mortel’ won’t be coming back for a second season after Netflix announced that it was canceled. The French-speaking series followed three teenagers trying to solve a homicide. Critics thought the series struggled to find the balance between audience and genre.

Messiah (Canceled)

The Netflix series ‘Messiah’ looked to question what would happen if someone showed up claiming to be the return of Jesus. The story was a mystery thriller where the main character’s case is closely followed by the CIA. However, it was canceled after failing to garner interest.

The Queen’s Gambit (Cancelled)

The Queen’s Gambit starring Anya Taylor-Joy was one of the most stellar recent series, but unfortunately Netflix elected to restrict the show to just a single season. For all the chess and coming of age story fans out there, this was a huge bummer.

The Kominsky Method (Canceled)

Unfortunately, the third season will be the last for The Kominsky Method, which starred Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas. The show deals with an aging acting coach who wants a last hoorah, but that’s what the shows getting as well as Netflix has decided to pull the plug.

October Faction (Canceled)

‘October Faction’ is the supernatural monster hunter series, but despite having the comic series as reference, ‘October Faction’ earned lackluster ratings from both the critics and viewers. Netflix decided to pull the plug on it sooner rather than later.

The Punisher (Canceled)

This series was a big hit, and it was hugely disappointing for fans to see the series cut short after just two seasons. It’s thought the reason why ‘The Punisher’ was canceled was due to Disney’s ownership of the Marvel franchise, and with all things Marvel heading to Disney Plus, ‘The Punisher’ may find another home somewhere other than Netflix.

Osmosis (Canceled)

Another of Netflix’s French series to face the axe was the sci-fi show ‘Osmosis.’ The story is set in a near-future Paris, where singletons agree to use their brain data to find their perfect match. While the series was considered a hit by some critics, Netflix decided to scratch the show.

Travelers (Canceled)

‘Travelers’ followed the lives of the last surviving humans hundreds of years in the future who could project their thoughts to the people living in the 21st century. The show originally aired on Showcase in Canada, and ran for three seasons but came to an abrupt end as interest waned.

Marianne (Canceled)

French horror series ‘Marianne’ follows young novelist Emma, who eventually realizes the characters she creates join her in the real world. The series launched on Netflix in September 2019, series director Samuel Bodin confirmed via social media that it had been canceled.

Spinning Out (Canceled)

Ice skating drama ‘Spinning Out’ came to Netflix, but it won’t be sticking around. The first season received mixed reviews, but many fans found themselves compelled by the storyline. Following Netflix’s cancellation, fans started a petition to try and save the show.

AJ and the Queen (Canceled)

While RuPaul might have dominated the drag queen world, the character he plays is a down-on-her-luck drag queen. And while most things that RuPaul touches turn to gold, this series is the rare exception, and Netflix has decided one season was enough.

One Day At A Time (Canceled)

Fans of the sitcom ‘One Day at a Time’ were disappointed to learn the series was canceled after three seasons. The show was well-received by fans and critics alike, but it’s understood that viewership numbers are the reason for the show’s cancellation. However, it did move to Pop TV.

V Wars (Canceled)

Science fiction horror series ‘V Wars’ only stuck around for a single season following average reviews from critics and viewers. The show stars Ian Somerhalder as a scientist trying to fix an outbreak that turns people into vampires. The series premiered in December 2019, but was cancelled by March 2020.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Canceled)

The final 8 episodes in Netflix’s revitalized Archie-based series will premiere later this year, as the show says goodbye after just two seasons. These episodes are the second batch to be released. The story stars Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sabrina, a half mortal, half witch.

Tuca and Bertie (Moving)

Adult animated comedy ‘Tuca and Bertie’ gained a passionate following after the first season was released on Netflix in 2019. The show received strong reviews from critics but low viewing figures. Accusations that Netflix failed to market it well led to it being picked up on a different platform.

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Canceled)

‘The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell’ won’t be coming back for a second season, as was confirmed by Christine McConnell herself. The crafty show brought a spooky element to the kitchen, but Netflix decided to cancel despite earning plenty of praise for its gothic theme.

Friends From College (Canceled)

Netflix might have thought it had a winning formula when it brought the star-studded comedy ‘Friends From College’ to its service. The story follows a group of friends in their 40s who all met in college and even though it got through two seasons, it won’t be returning to Netflix for a third.

No Good Nick (Canceled)

Netflix brought the comedy-drama series ‘No Good Nick’ to our screens in 2019, but it didn’t survive 2020. The series was about a young girl who infiltrates a family to get revenge, but while the premise was interesting, critics felt as though the show failed Netflix’s audiences.

Next In Fashion (Canceled)

Netflix’s reality counterpart to Project Runway, Next In Fashion will sadly not be making any further seasons after its first. Announced in June, the fashion show hosted by Tan France and Alexa Chung, which had designers compete using international trends, was not renewed.

Dark (Cancelled)

German sci-fi thriller ‘Dark’ has become a big hit for Netflix since it debuted on the streaming service in 2017. There have been two successful seasons so far, and the showrunner, Baran bo Odar, posted that a third season was in the works via his Instagram. However it will be its last.

Designated Survivor (Canceled)

It looks as though ‘Designated Survivor’ isn’t going to survive being canceled for a second time. The former ABC series was saved after its first cancellation when Netflix picked it up, but now Netflix has swung the axe. Keifer Sutherland and the cast won’t be returning for a fourth season.

Grace and Frankie (Canceled)

Netflix has confirmed the much-loved sitcom ‘Grace and Frankie’ will return for one last laugh with a seventh and final season. This buddy comedy has been entertaining fans since 2015, making it the longest-running Netflix comedy series ever. The final season will consist of 16 episodes.

Easy (Canceled)

Fans of the comedy-drama ‘Easy’ will be disappointed to learn that the show won’t be returning this year for a fourth season. Netflix’s adult-themed series earned plenty of fans through its three seasons, and the script kept people guessing since the content was character specific.

13 Reasons Why (Canceled)

The hugely popular, but controversial 13 Reasons Why finally concluded its story with its fourth and final season. The teen drama gripped audiences from the moment season one was introduced to Netflix, since it tackled a wide range of modern social issues for young people.

She’s Gotta Have It (Canceled)

Spike Lee’s comedy series ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ was delivered a blow by Netflix after the streaming service canceled the show less than two months after season two premiered. Despite the critics being in favor of the series, Netflix wasn’t, and it announced its intentions to cancel.

Chambers (Canceled)

Despite having big names like Uma Thurman on board, the supernatural horror series ‘Chambers’ fell flat upon its release in 2019. The series received average ratings from critics, but Netflix felt as though its viewership figures simply didn’t justify making another season.

The Crown (Ended)

Fans of biopic ‘The Crown’ will be gearing up to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II when the final season wraps in the near future. Olivia Colman was the most recent actress to step into Queen Elizabeth II’s shoes, and Imelda Staunton is due to take over as the Queen in her later life.

Trinkets (Cancelled)

Teen drama ‘Trinkets’ is based on the much-loved novel of the same name by Kirsten Smith. Netflix brought us the story of three teenage girls who become unlikely friends after meeting at a Shoplifter’s Anonymous group. Netflix confirmed that the second season will also be the last of the teen drama.

The Rain (Canceled)

Danish post-apocalyptic drama ‘The Rain’ has been granted a third season by Netflix. The story focuses on the aftermath of a deadly rain that infects the people of Scandinavia with a virus, almost wiping out the entire population. Clearly the topic of disease is a hit amongst viewers.

Daybreak (Canceled)

After a single season, Netflix’s teen post-apocalyptic drama ‘Daybreak’ has been given the chop. The vibrant show was based on a comic book of the same name, and there were high hopes for the series that starred Colin Ford. ‘Daybreak’ was generally received well by the critics, but fans didn’t seem to be as in love with the series, and so there won’t be a second.

The OA (Canceled)

Mystery drama ‘The OA’ is one of those TV shows that Netflix was happy to give the creative reins to someone and let them do their thing. That someone was Brit Marling, who not only helped create the show, she also starred in it. After two seasons of the mystery drama hitting the streaming service, Netflix has canceled ‘The OA’ so there won’t be a third season.

The Ranch (Canceled)

Ashton Kutcher knows his way around a sitcom, and he led ‘The Ranch’ alongside his ‘That ‘70s Show’ co-star Danny Masterson. The series enjoyed four 20-episode seasons on Netflix before the streaming service wrapped things up.The final 10 episodes of the series launched in January as we said goodbye to the show that was launched in 2016.

Fuller House (Canceled)

The family-friendly sitcom was well-received upon its return to our screens by fans of the original series, even if the critics didn’t fully support it. There were plenty of plots to explore now that the Fullers had all grown up, and Netflix managed to bring five seasons of ‘Fuller House’ to our screens. ‘Fuller House’ aired its final season last June.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Canceled)

Although it remained a hit with the critics throughout its four seasons, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is being canceled. The show brought four fun seasons to Netflix, and there were hopes that ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ would continue after an interactive special. Unfortunately, that was the last we will hear from Kimmy Schmidt as the story is now officially over.

Santa Clarita Diet (Canceled)

Zombies are big business in television, and the comedy series ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ brought a fresh approach to the genre. Despite building a strong following throughout its three seasons, Netflix decided a fourth season wasn’t on the cards for ‘Santa Clarita Diet.’ Sadly Netflix wasn’t interested, and less than a month after the third season premiered, the streaming service made the cancelation official.

GLOW (Finishing)

Those TV fans who missed the big hair and bright colors of the 1980s got it in truckloads when the wrestling drama ‘GLOW’ hit screens in 2017. The series, starring Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, and Alison Brie, was critically acclaimed and has run for three seasons. There will be a conclusion to the stories of our favorite characters as Netflix confirmed ‘GLOW’ would be returning for a conclusive fourth season.

Lucifer (Canceled)

Fantasy drama ‘Lucifer’ was initially a big hit for Fox when it debuted back in 2016. The series continued on Fox for three seasons before Netflix bought the rights. The fourth season was generally well-received, like those preceding it, but Netflix has announced that it will be ending the story with the fifth season. ‘Lucifer’s final season will be split into two parts, with a release date yet to be determined.

Orange Is The New Black (Canceled)

One of Netflix’s first hits from its original contest team was the comedy-drama ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ The series launched in 2013 and became an instant hit with audiences, gaining a ton of loyal fans to the franchise. After its seventh season aired in 2019, Netflix announced that it would be the end of the series. Even though things were wrapping up after seven years, the final season received plenty of great reviews from critics and fans alike.

Bojack Horseman (Canceled)

Adult animated series BoJack Horseman won’t be returning to Netflix with a new season afte airing its sixth and final season last January. The comedy stars Will Arnett as BoJack, a washed-up Hollywood has-been who is trying, desperately, to get his career back on track. One thing the show was praised for was dealing with mental health and social problems in a realistic way without sugar-coating the message.

Jessica Jones (Canceled)

Another Netflix series that suffered due to Disney’s acquisition of Marvel was ‘Jessica Jones.’ The series took a darker approach to telling a comic book story, and it was one that the fans loved. Fans of the female hero may have thought Jones was going to be around for a long time, but now they will be crossing their fingers Disney continues the story.