Netflix viewers flocked to social media after the streaming giant canceled one of its biggest shows after just two seasons.
The streaming platform is known for hosting some of the most popular shows in history, but immediately canceling them when viewership declined slightly. Previous victims of the Netflix cull include The OA, Glow, The Society and Winx.
Netflix’s “Shadow and Bone” has been canceled
The latest release is Shadow and Bone, a high fantasy action series based on the novel series of the same name by Leigh Bardugo.
Shadow and Bone follows Alina Starkov, played by Jessie Mei Li, as she discovers her own magical power and what it means for the war-torn world. The show also starred Ben Barnes as the enigmatic General Kirigan, Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker, Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa and Zoë Wanamaker as Baghra.
The series’ original take on the magic was an instant hit with fans, leading to it becoming one of Netflix’s premier projects. But disaster struck last week when Netflix canceled “Shadow and Bone,” along with “Agent Elvis,” “Captain Fall,” “Glamorous” and the sci-fi comedy “Farzar.”
Since then, the series has been trending on social media with many fans demanding another platform to accommodate it.
It was a hit with viewers and the show reached number two in the top 10 for the first season. The second season also recorded more than 50 million viewing hours in the first week.
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What did the fans say?
“It deserved better. “The writer, producers, cast and fans loved this show very much and I now mourn their love <3," said another.
A third argued: “Well, the show was terrible and has anyone even seen it? “Still shows Netflix is chasing the next hype like Squid Game or Wednesday and no longer cares about quality.”
Another added: “Waking up the Shadow&Bone is still cancelled. I was hoping it was just a nightmare I had to wake up from.”
The stars of Shadow and Bone react to the news that the show has been canceled
The stars of the show also commented on their appearance, with many lamenting the fond memories of the cast and crew.
Archie Renaux, who played Malyen “Mal” Oretsev, wrote: “Unfortunately @shadowandbone_ has come to an end. I loved working on the show and collaborating with everyone involved. It was truly a special time in my life.”
Jesper star Kit Young said: “It took me some time to think about what to say as I’m very emotional about all of this.
“Playing Jesper and being your gunslinger has been one of the biggest highlights of my career and my life so far. To Leigh, Eric, Deagan, all of our writers, directors, crew over the years and of course the fans, a special thank you goes out to you too. Thank you for all the continued support and love. Finally, to my fellow cast members (you know how much I love you all).”
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