Netflix is going through a tough year. Not only did it record its first subscriber loss in over a decade, but it quickly gained an unwanted reputation by brutally canceling shows without warning, leaving fans unsatisfied without closing on a satisfying ending.
According to our statistics, the canceled Netflix shows this year are now in double digits, but it is difficult to give an exact number, because the company does not officially announce abandoned content. An example is the Midnight Gospel, which we only know isn’t anymore because someone directly asked the co-author on Twitter.
In my opinion, there is another season, but the “decisive” glass cube they keep in the catacombs shook “no more”. It is difficult to argue with the cube.June 3, 2022
Comedian Duncan Trussell, who co-created the show with Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward, tweeted: “In my opinion, there is another season, but the ‘decisive’ cube they keep in the catacombs shook ‘No More.'” And it’s hard to argue with a cube. “
While some shows have found life after Netflix with another network (see one day at a time; Tuca & Bertie), it seems that this cannot be the case with The Midnight Gospel due to the rights agreement.
In the face of fans’ disappointment and anger with the company, Trussell offered a defense of Netflix, stating that the show wouldn’t exist without it. “Note: I am so lucky that the folks at netflix rolled the dice and let us put on such a weird show,” he tweeted. “They have been so supportive all the way through and I will love them forever.”
Someone else fought the sand
This “weird show” got a lot of love from those who watched it. Contains 91% fresh rotten tomatoes (Opens in a new tab) And an average IMDb rating of 8.2 (Opens in a new tab)The Midnight Gospel surely enchanted viewers over the course of eight short-lived episodes.
But the critical tribute doesn’t offer insurance against Netflix’s cancellation policy, as we’ve seen before. In 2022 alone, we’ve seen Space Force, Raising Dion, Pretty Smart, On The Verge, The Baby-Sitters Club, Archive 81, Another Life, Gentefied, and Cooking with Paris all canceled without warning.
Don’t hold your breath for an official explanation, but it’s probably the simple explanation that not enough people have seen to justify production costs. While FlixPatrol’s (Opens in a new tab) The data show that it broke into the top ten in Eastern Europe and Oceania (as well as in South Africa, Finland and Brazil), and did not score in the areas with the highest subscriber density. (Opens in a new tab) From North America and Western Europe.
So in the way of dollars and cents, it makes sense, but there’s a trust erosion issue in the corner that Netflix should be wary of. As I wrote before, I won’t take a chance on watching a new show on Netflix in 2022, knowing there’s a good chance it won’t get a satisfying ending.
I feel fortunate that F for the Family made it to the end, despite an uneven first season as I struggled to get back on my feet. I don’t feel it would have ended if it had started in the last year or two, and it makes me anxious to give anything new a chance.
Or, as my colleague Rory Mellon put it: “Netflix keeps canceling shows – so I can’t be bothered about starting them.” I find it hard to disagree. In the meantime, check out the 3 Netflix shows you must binge-watch this month (Opens in a new tab) (which has not been cancelled).
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