(CTN News) – Due to recent strikes in Hollywood, Netflix has opted to axe five TV shows from its platform as a result of the strikes. During the walkouts, many projects were stalled, resulting in increased production costs for streaming services going forward as a result.
Only a week after the strikes concluded, Netflix shocked the world by canceling five different series just a few days after the strikes ended. As one of the canceled shows, Shadow and Bone, adapted from popular novels, was one of the most popular fantasy shows of all time.
Despite the fact that season one was a huge success for Netflix, the second season did not get the same amount of viewers as the first season. As a result, it is believed that the streaming service pulled the plug on its service, which led to this decision being made.
Along with the cancellation of Shadow and Bone, Netflix has also canceled the animated shows Agent Elvis and Captain Fall, as well as the drama series True Detective. Aside from that, Kim Cattrall’s sci-fi series Glamorous and the comedy Farzar, starring Kim Cattrall, were also canceled.
Shadow and Bone was one of the shows that was canceled by the network, which came as a surprise to many, especially the fans of the show.
Taking to social media, author Leigh Bardugo, whose Shadow and Bone novels are well known, expressed her disappointment. The author, however, insisted that she was grateful that her work had at all been adapted in any way, noting that many authors do not receive such an opportunity.
During the current strike situation, Netflix’s cancellation decisions have been criticized by fans who have expressed their disappointment with the company over their decision.
As the streaming service had to deal with production delays leading to a spike in costs, some observers are wondering if the streaming service has gotten too trigger-happy when it comes to canceling underperforming shows due to the rampant production delays. As of now, it seems as though the future of other borderline Netflix series is in limbo.