Whether it’s due to a lack of budget, low viewership, or scheduling conflicts, Netflix isn’t afraid to recklessly pull the plug on a series early.
Too often, fan-favorite shows have fallen victim to the dreaded two-season curse. Viewers are all too familiar with waking up to the heartbreaking news that their beloved show is on hold and that this unresolved cliffhanger will play in their minds forever.
Without further ado, here’s our list of 12 popular series that we’re still mourning.
friends from college
A particularly devastating loss among Key & Peele fans, friends from college was scratched just as it found its groove.
Michael-Keegan Key directed the two-season comedy as Ethan, a man who reunites with his college friends as they all enter a new era – their 40s.
Amidst previous romantic entanglements, friendships and feuds, the group of friends nostalgically reminisce about their glory days when they are forced to accept that life goes on.
The Babysitters Club
Now, The Babysitters Club is definitely aimed at a younger audience, but its family and friendship themes can still resonate with viewers of all ages.
Based on the popular children’s book series of the same name by Ann M. Martin, the Netflix adaptation successfully stayed true to its source material while offering fans blissful nostalgia. Led by Kristy, the determined Sophia Grace, a group of five middle school friends start their own babysitting business in their quaint Connecticut town.
Though the comedy-drama’s fateful end came after just two seasons and Netflix blamed average viewership for its decision, it gained an incredibly loyal fan base.
sense8 was a suspenseful drama about eight strangers who find themselves connected through shared violent visions and the ability to connect with each other’s thoughts and feelings.
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It was a successful series that took viewers on a breath-holding journey, and when it was canceled after two seasons, it infuriated audiences.
So much so that, in response to strong fan objections, Netflix released a two-hour film to end the cliffhanger that left audiences abrupt.
Before Sydney Sweeney became that white lotus and euphoria Breakout star we know now, she starred as 1990s cool high school girl Emmaline alongside Peyton Kennedy’s (Grey’s anatomy) nerdy AV Club member Kate in Everything sucks.
While life was simpler back then, without the bombardment of technology and social media, Kate still faced another common challenge of youth: discovering her sexuality.
Despite her best friend Luke admitting to having romantic feelings for her, Kate can’t deny her growing infatuation with Emmaline.
A satirical look at the rising popularity of true crime shows, American vandal was a popular two-season series that followed aspiring documentary student Peter (Tyler Alvarez) and his friend Sam (Griffin Gluck) as they investigated ridiculous teenage high school pranks.
At the end of the mockumentary run, viewers were left wondering who the real culprits were: the pranksters or the rubbernecks.
One day at a time
Inspired by Norman Lear’s 1975 comedy of the same name, One day at a time followed the everyday life of Army veteran Penelope and her Cuban-American family through three generations.
This groundbreaking Latino-oriented series has averted all stereotypes. And it left viewers with relatable reflections on the challenges and, most importantly, the triumphs the family experienced.
Though the sitcom’s first three seasons were created and distributed by Netflix, Pop Network picked it up for a fourth season months after the streamer announced its cancellation in 2019.
Santa Clarita Diet
Drew Barrymore helmed the quirky horror comedy Santa Clarita Diet as realtor Sheila, who accidentally wakes up and craves human flesh.
However, she must find a way to support herself without revealing her secret.
While season three ended with a mystery surrounding Sheila’s fate after sinking her teeth into her husband Joel’s (Timothy Olyphant) neck, Netflix couldn’t justify the cost of a fourth season based on viewership, leaving fans in perpetual suspense left behind.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Kids of the ’90s had the goofy sitcom Sabrina the teenage witch. The new generations have Chilling Adventures of SabrinaNetflix’s gritty reimagining of its seven-season predecessor.
The origin story followed Kiernan Shipka’s Sabrina as she battled evil forces that threatened her and her family.
Though it lasted four seasons, the show’s cancellation in 2020 still devastated audiences, who strongly opposed the choice.
I do not agree
From the same director as Netflix’s two-season drama The end of the damn world, I don’t agree with that shared the same dark, comedic tone.
A twisted take on average coming-of-age stories, the show followed Sydney as her newly developed superpowers unravel her already complex high school experience.
Confused by her new abilities, she must figure out what they are all about on her own.
Among Netflix’s higher-rated originals that were abandoned early on is GLOWwhich was canceled after its third and final season in 2019.
Starring Alison Brie as unemployed actress Ruth, the drama transports audiences to 1980’s Los Angeles where Ruth finds unexpected fame in women’s wrestling.
Along with 12 other Hollywood misfits, the team is led by shabby film director Sam (Marc Maron), who seeks to lead the women to victory and glory.
The Midnight Gospel
After nearly two years of silence following its 2020 debut, it was announced this year that Netflix had canceled its adult animated series The Midnight Gospel.
The surreal show brought comedian Duncan Trussell’s real-life podcast interviews to life with various guests, taking viewers on fantastical adventures.
However, when the streamer lost almost a million subscribers in three months, the high price of the genre forced it to cut back on the production of animated content. As a result, The Midnight Gospel was one of the unfortunate victims.
The Midnight Club
When I heard the devastating news that… The Haunting of Hill House Director and creator Mike Flanagan’s latest horror series, the midnight club, was scrapped after the first season, with Flanagan himself first to criticize the “disappointing” decision.
The 10-episode thriller is Flanagan’s fourth Netflix series and focuses on a group of terminally ill teenagers who start a club at their hospice center.
Each night, the eight members meet to share dark tales as they search for signs of the supernatural.
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