All The Shows Netflix Has Recently Canceled (And What’s Been Renewed)

Over the last few years, Netflix has cemented its place in Hollywood as a premium entertainment provider.

As the streaming platform continues to evolve, it’s clear that not every new show it introduces can stick around for the long haul — even if it has legions of devoted fans. As they say, you can’t please everyone, even when producing new shows and films at the rate Netflix is!

Whether the show simply ran its course or the show’s viewership wasn’t up to snuff, here’s a list of all the original shows that Netflix has canceled over the last year. We’ve also included a slew of titles have been renewed and are definitely coming back — at least for one more season.

Updated Oct. 15, 2020

‘Cobra Kai’ (Renewed)


“Cobra Kai” has a third season set to premiere in January 2021, but that’s not the only reason fans of the show should be celebrating. The series, a continuation of the “Karate Kid” franchise, has just been renewed for a fourth season.  Set 30 years after the original films, “Cobra Kai” first debuted on YouTube Premium before moving to Netflix for season three. 

‘GLOW’ (Canceled)


After previously renewing GLOW for a fourth and final season, Netflix has reversed course and pulled the plug on the female wrestling dramedy. The decision was reportedly made as the series faces continued production delays and financial concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation came as a surprise to both the show’s cast and fans, who have since started a petition urging the streamer to give the series a proper ending with a two-hour movie.

‘F Is For Family’ (Final Season)


“F Is For Family” is coming back for one more run. Netflix recently renewed the animated adult comedy, co-created by Bill Burr, for its fifth and final season. The last batch of episodes is expected to air sometime in 2021, although a premiere date has not yet been confirmed.

‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ (Canceled)


“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” won’t be getting a second season. Netflix has confirmed the cancellation of the epic fantasy series, which served as a prequel to the 1982 film.

“We can confirm that there will not be an additional season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” executive producer Lisa Henson said, according to Deadline. “We know fans are eager to learn how this chapter of The Dark Crystal saga concludes and we’ll look for ways to tell that story in the future.”

‘Teenage Bounty Hunters’ (Canceled)


Netflix is not moving forward with a second season of “Teenage Bounty Hunters.” The streamer confirmed the cancellation in October, just two months after the show’s debut. The series followed two fraternal twins who team up with an experienced bounty hunter to start bringing in local criminals.

‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ (Renewed)


Netflix’s adventures in Jurassic World will continue. The streamer has ordered a second season of “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous,” the animated series set against the timeline of the “Jurassic World” film. The show follows a group of six teenagers who get stranded at an adventure camp when dinosaurs begin wreaking havoc on the island. Season two will premiere in 2021. 

‘Altered Carbon’ (Canceled)


Netflix has canceled “Altered Carbon” after two seasons. The show, based on Richard K. Morgan’s novel of the same name, followed the adventures of elite interstellar warriors. According to Deadline, the streamer’s decision to ax the show is not COVID-related, but based on its standard review of costs vs. viewership. 

‘Warrior Nun’ (Renewed)


“Warrior Nun,” inspired by Ben Dunn’s Manga series, has been renewed for season two. The show revolves around a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with inexplicable powers. Netflix confirmed the news by tweeting a video of showrunner Simon Barry sharing the news about the renewal to the cast, including Alba Baptista, Toya Turne and more.

‘The Goop Lab’ (Renewed)


Netflix has renewed Gwyneth Paltrow’s controversial docuseries based on her wellness empire. Season two will reportedly consist of another round of six, 30-minute episodes focusing on a variety of lifestyle topics, including sex, intimacy and more. Paltrow will return as one of the show’s hosts and executive producers. 

‘The Society’ (Canceled)


Netflix has changed its mind about “The Society.” The streamer reversed its renewal decision about the YA drama due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After initially getting renewed last summer, filming on the show was delayed for months. According to Deadline, lingering uncertainty around production dates and unexpected budget increases ultimately led Netflix to cancel the series. 

‘I Am Not Okay With This’ (Canceled)


Like “The Society,” Netflix’s comedy-drama “I Am Not Okay With This” has been canceled due to COVID-19-related circumstances. Though the show’s renewal was never officially announced, it was reportedly expected to start filming a second season before the start of the pandemic, which later led to production and budget issues. 

‘Ashley Garcia: Genius In Love’ (Canceled)


Netflix has decided not to order a second season of the multi-camera family sitcom, “Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love.” The series followed a teen prodigy named Ashley Garcia, who moves in with her uncle from the other side of the country for a chance to work for NASA. The show will air one more original episode, a Christmas special to be released this December. 

‘The Big Show Show’ (Canceled)


Netflix also opted to ax the family sitcom, “The Big Show Show.” The series starred WWE wrestler Big Show as a father of three daughters. Co-creator Jason Berger confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “On behalf of the staff, cast, and crew of #thebigshowshow…thank you to everyone who watched either with your fam or alone in your basement. Netflix was a dream to work with AND we had a blast making the show.” 

‘White Lines’ (Canceled)


Netflix has canceled the thriller series “White Lines” after only one season. The show followed a woman’s quest to uncover the truth behind her brother’s disappearance. Cast member Daniel May announced the news on social media. “Following the reports in the press over the past couple of days and for all those asking me on here, it’s with a heavy heart I post the #WhiteLines season 2 ship has well and truly sailed,” he wrote on Twitter.

‘The Dragon Prince’ (Renewed)


Good news for fans of “The Dragon Prince”: Netflix has issued a multi-season renewal for the fantasy series. The show, currently in its third season, has been picked up for the entire seven-season saga, as announced at the virtual Comic-Con event in July. Netflix later confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “It’s happening. #TheSagaIsComing.”

‘Sweet Magnolias’ (Renewed)


Netflix is bringing back its romance drama, “Sweet Magnolias,” for a sophomore season. The show, based on the series of novels by Sherryl Woods, debuted earlier this year to largely positive reviews. Set in the fictional city of Serenity, South Carolina, the drama follows three best friends as they juggle relationships, family and their professional endeavors in the small town.

The first season ended on a dramatic cliffhanger, so fans will be relieved to get some answers when season two arrives.

‘Outer Banks’ (Renewed)


The Pogues are headed for more drama. Netflix has renewed breakout show “Outer Banks” for a second season. The YA series follows a group of local teens, known as the Pogues, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, who are forced to make life-altering decisions after a hurricane kills the power and sets off a chain of dangerous events.

‘Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj’ (Canceled)


Hasan Minhaj’s Netflix talk show won’t be back for a seventh season. The comedian announced the cancellation on Twitter, writing in part, “What a run. ‘Patriot Act’ has come to an end. I got work with the best writers, producers, researchers and animators in the game.”

‘Into the Night’ (Renewed)


Netflix is bringing back “Into the Night” for another drama-packed season. The show follows the passengers and crew of an overnight flight who must fight for survival amid a mysterious cosmic disaster.

“We’ve been thrilled by the global response to ‘Into the Night,’ and I’m excited to share that we’ll be doing a second season,” creator and writer Jason George said in a statement. “It’s been amazing to see how fans across the world have connected with the multinational passengers and crew of BE Airways Flight 21. We are excited to continue their journey.”

‘The Kominsky Method’ (Final Season)


“The Kominsky Method” is getting one final season. Netflix has renewed the Chuck Lorre-produced comedy, which stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, for season three, which will also double as its farewell run.

“’The Kominsky Method’ has been a true passion project for me and it’s been an incredible experience to see the warm response from both audiences and critics. I’m excited to wrap up the story with this final chapter,” Lorre said of the renewal in a statement.

‘The Last Kingdom’ (Renewed)


“The Last Kingdom” will return to Netflix for a fifth season. Based on Bernard Cornwell’s “The Saxon Stories,” the show follows the adventures of Uhtred, a warrior in 10th century England charged with training King Edward’s first-born son. Season 5 will adapt the ninth and 10th books from Cornwell’s series, “The Warriors of the Storm” and “The Flame Bearer. “

#blackAF’ (Renewed)


Netflix is also bringing back its family comedy, “#blackAF.” The show stars creator and executive producer Kenya Barris as a fictionalized version of himself living in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

‘Dead to Me’ (Final Season)


Don’t worry, “Dead to Me” fans — that season two cliffhanger won’t be the end for the series. Netflix has renewed the dark comedy, starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, for a third and final season.

Applegate addressed the renewal on Twitter, writing, “I will miss these ladies. But we felt this was the best way to tie up the story of these women. Thank you to all the fans. We will be getting back to work when it is safe to do so. Much love.”

‘Never Have I Ever’ (Renewed)


“Never Have I Ever,” Netflix’s coming-of-age comedy created by Mindy Kaling, is getting a second season. The cast confirmed the renewal on Instagram, posting video from a Zoom call in which star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan shares the happy news with her costars.

‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ (Canceled)


Sabrina and her crew have come to the end of their spooky adventures. Netflix has pulled the plug on the Kiernan Shipka-starrer, which takes place in the Archieverse alongside “Riverdale” and the recently canceled “Katy Keene.” “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” will air its final eight episodes later this year. 

‘V Wars’ (Canceled)


Netflix has canceled this freshman sci-fi drama after just one season. The show starred Ian Somerhalder as a scientist whose best friend becomes infected with a mysterious disease that transforms him into a murderous predator.

‘Messiah’ (Canceled)


Netflix has canceled “Messiah” after one season.

Series star Wil Traval shared the news on Instagram, writing, “It’s a very sad day today. I have just received news from Netflix that there will be no season 2 of #messiah I wanted to say to all the fans thank you for your support and love. I wish things were different.”

‘October Faction’ (Canceled)

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After only one season, Netflix axed sci-fi series “October Faction,” which starred Tamara Taylor and J.C. MacKenzie as a married couple who also work together as monster hunters. The show debuted in January, earning lackluster reviews among both critics and viewers. 

‘Spinning Out’ (Canceled)


Netflix’s figure skating drama won’t return for season two. The series premiered in January 2020 to middling reviews, and the streaming service confirmed the show’s cancellation about a month later. The decision sparked outrage from fans, who have already started a petition to save the show.

‘AJ and the Queen’ (Canceled)

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“AJ and the Queen” has been canceled after a single season at Netflix. The series featured RuPaul as Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown RV with her sidekick AJ. RuPaul confirmed the cancellation via Twitter, writing, “End of the road for ‘AJ and The Queen.’ Netflix has decided to not extend our trip across America. Thank you for all the love & support. We’re so very proud of the work.”

‘Soundtrack’ (Canceled)


It’s one-and-done for Netflix’s “Soundtrack.” The musical, lip-syncing drama has been canceled after one 10-episode season. Series creator Josh Safran previously revealed that he had plans for a second season, although he constructed the freshman season as a complete close-ended story.

“There’s definitely more. When you get to the end [you’ll see]. I did close it though because it is a big swing and it’s weird and I didn’t want to leave an audience in the lurch,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in December.

‘Marianne’ (Canceled)


Netflix has also ended the French horror series, “Marianne.” The show ran for one eight-episode season. Director Samuel Bodin confirmed news of the cancellation on Instagram writing, “There won’t be a second season for MARIANNE. We are very sorry and sad about that. But we will see you in other stories…”

‘Osmosis’ (Canceled)


“Osmosis” premiered in March 2019, a full year before Netflix confirmed its cancellation after a single season. The French sci-fi series follows a group of single people who sign up for a new dating app that matches them with their soulmates by mining their brain data. The show only ran for eight episodes. 

‘Ozark’ (Final Season)


“Ozark” will be back for one more season. The fan-favorite Netflix drama, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, will get a supersized fourth and final season. Season four will consist of 14 episodes instead of the usual 10, split into two parts featuring seven episodes each. 

‘Mortel’ (Canceled)


“Mortel” hit Netflix in late November 2019, but it failed to gain much attention and was canceled only two months later. The show followed two teens who try to solve the murder of one of their siblings after coming into contact with a supernatural being who gives them superpowers. 

‘Tuca Bertie’ (Canceled)

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Netflix also axed its adult animated series, “Tuca Bertie,” after only one season. The show, which featured Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong in lead vocal roles, earned strong reviews from critics, but that apparently wasn’t enough to draw in viewers. Netflix announced the cancellation in July 2019, with creator Lisa Hanawalt confirming the news on Twitter shortly after.

‘No Good Nick’ (Canceled)


There’s no good news for “No Good Nick.” The dramedy, starring Siena Agudong, Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin, was canceled after only one season. The show followed a 13-year-old girl who infiltrates a family with the intention of getting revenge — only to realize she actually cares for them.

‘The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell’ (Canceled)


There will be no second season of “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell.” The star tweeted out the news in early April 2019, writing, “I’m very sad to say, I’ve been told there won’t be another season of The Curious Creations. Thank you to everyone who watched and has supported the series. Thank you to Henson, Wilshire, Netflix and the amazing people who made the show with me. I’m so grateful.”

‘Another Life’ (Renewed)


It’s not all bad news for Netflix fans. Plenty of the streamer’s original shows have managed to snag a renewal, including the sci-fi series “Another Life.” Though the show earned less than stellar reviews from critics, it apparently drew enough viewers to get another season. The news was confirmed by star Katee Sackhoff with a tweet, reading, “Another Life is coming back for Season 2 on Netflix! Can’t wait to see you all back in space.”

‘GLOW’ (Final Season)


The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are getting ready to hang up their spandex. Netflix has renewed the critically acclaimed dramedy for a fourth and final season. The announcement was made on the show’s official Instagram page, with a caption that read, “All good things must come to a GLOWing end. We’re coming back for a fourth and final season!”

‘Stranger Things’ (Renewed)

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Get ready for another trip to the Upside Down. Netflix has renewed “Stranger Things” for a fourth season. The streamer released a teaser that confirms the next season of the series will be at least partially set outside of Hawkins, Indiana, stating, “We’re Not In Hawkins Anymore.”

‘Grace and Frankie’ (Final Season)


Netflix also confirmed that”Grace and Frankie” will return for a seventh and final season. The concluding season will feature 16 episodes, bringing the total episodes of the show to 94. That makes the comedy the longest-running Netflix original series of all time.

‘Lucifer’ (Renewed)


Lucifer will be getting a sixth season after all. After initially announcing that the upcoming fifth season of the show will its last, Netflix has reversed course and renewed the show for another run. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the entire main cast, including star Tom Ellis, has re-upped their contracts with the streamer, as have showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson. 

’13 Reasons Why’ (Ended)


“13 Reasons Why” has ended its run after four seasons. The teen drama, based on the bestselling book of the same name, aired its 13-episode final season in June 2020.

‘The Crown’ (Renewed)


Queen Elizabeth II’s reign on Netflix will continue for longer than expected. The acclaimed historical drama will continue for a surprise sixth season, after creator/executive producer Peter Morgan reportedly changed his mind about ending the show with season five. 

“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons,” he said, per Deadline. 

‘The Rain’ (Final Season)


The Danish original drama “The Rain” will also return a third and final season. The show takes place six years after a brutal virus carried by rain wipes out almost all the human life in Scandinavia. Netflix confirmed the renewal in June 2019 with a promotional poster that reads, “You Can’t Survive Alone.” The final season is expected to launch in August 2020.

‘Trinkets’ (Final Season)


Netflix has renewed the young adult series “Trinkets” for a 10-episode second and final season. The show, based on Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith’s young adult novel, follows three teenage girls from different social circles who form an unlikely friendship after attending a mandated Shoplifters Anonymous group. Sarah Goldfinger joins the series as the new showrunner for the second season, which will premiere later in 2020.

‘Dark’ (Renewed)


A few weeks before the premiere of its second season, Netflix confirmed that “Dark” will return for season three. Though the show has been an unexpected hit for the streamer, the upcoming season will mark the conclusion of the story. Showrunner Baran bo Odar confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, “And it’s official! We are working on Dark Season 3. It is the final cycle of this great journey.”

‘The Umbrella Academy’ (Renewed)


Netflix has ordered a 10-episode second season of the live-action superhero series, “The Umbrella Academy.” Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Justin H. Min will reprise their roles in season two, with new guest stars also expected to join the cast.  

‘After Life’ (Renewed)


If you love the Ricky Gervais starrer “After Life,” we have good news: Netflix has announced it has renewed the series for a third season. The show starts the comedian as a middle-aged journalist whose seemingly perfect life is shattered after his wife dies of cancer.  

The show’s second season was released on Netflix in April 2020, and Deadline announced its return for a third season in May 2020.

‘You’ (Renewed)


What failed to work on Lifetime became a bonafide hit on Netflix. The thriller series, which stars Penn Badgley as a bookstore manager/serial killer, earned a second life after moving from the cable network to the streamer. Given the huge response it has garnered online in both its freshman and sophomore seasons, it’s no wonder Netflix opted to move forward with a third season. Bagdley and co-star Victoria Pedretti are set to reprise their roles in season three.

‘The Order’ (Renewed)


Netflix has ordered another season of the supernatural thriller series, “The Order.” The show follows a college student who sets out to avenge his mother’s death by pledging a secret order and “lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.” The freshman season earned rave reviews from critics. Season two will arrive sometime in 2020.

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ (Renewed)


The spooky drama, which premiered last fall, will return for a second season, but don’t expect to see the same characters. Netflix has renewed the series as an anthology, so season two will focus on an entirely different story. The sophomore season, titled “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” will be based on Henry James’s gothic novella “The Turn of the Screw.”

‘Sex Education’ (Renewed)


Only weeks after the sophomore season of this series, starring  Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield, premiered, Netflix decided to bring it back for more. The streamer ordered a third batch of episodes of the show, which centers on an awkward high school student with a sex therapist mother who sets up an underground sex therapy clinic for students. The streaming service announced the news with a quirky trailer, captured below.

Locke and Key (Renewed)


Netflix has renewed its adaptation of the comic book series “Locke and Key,” which debuted in February 2020. The streamer confirmed the news on social media, writing, “More keys, more demons, more aloha.” According to Deadline, the upcoming season will see heightened stakes for the Locke siblings as they adjust to their new roles as the Keepers of the Keys.

‘Love Is Blind’ (Renewed)

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Netflix issued a two-season renewal for its new hit reality series, “Love Is Blind.” The streamer is currently holding online casting and auditions for the show. The third season will reportedly premiere in 2021.

‘The Circle’ (Renewed)


Also coming back to Netflix’s slate of reality shows: “The Circle,” which received a two-season renewal from the streamer in March 2020. The social experiment competition series earned plenty of word-of-mouth following its premiere in January. Season two of the show will premiere sometime in 2021.

‘Virgin River’ (Renewed)


Netflix has ordered a 10-episode second season of its romance drama series “Virgin River,” starring Alexandra Breckenridge. The show is based on the bestselling book series by Robyn Carr. Season two will premiere later in 2020.

‘Queer Eye’ (Renewed)


The Fab Five will be back! Ahead of its season five debut this summer, Netflix has preemptively picked up “Queer Eye” for a sixth season. After two seasons set in Georgia, two seasons in Missouri, and an upcoming single season in Philadelphia, the streamer has confirmed that season six will be based out of Austin, Texas.

‘Turn Up Charlie’ (Canceled)


Netflix has opted not to renew the Idris Elba comedy, “Turn Up Charlie,” which stars the actor as a struggling DJ who becomes a “manny” to his best friend’s daughter. The decision comes more than a year after the release of the show’s first season.

“’Turn Up Charlie’ will not return for a second season,” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re especially grateful to star and executive producer Idris Elba, who turned his passion for DJing into a witty, heart-warming comedy series.”

‘Merry Happy Whatever’ (Canceled)


After one merry season, “Merry Happy Whatever” has been canceled. Netflix axed the holiday-themed comedy after the show earned a lukewarm reception last year.

Creator Tucker Cawley made the announcement on Instagram and Twitter, writing in part, “Sad news, but I am so happy and grateful that I got to make the episodes we did with such a lovely, talented group of actors, writers, directors, producers and crew.” 

‘Next In Fashion’ (Canceled)


Netflix has canceled its fashion competition show, “Next in Fashion,” after only one season. Hosted by fashion guru Tan France and style icon Alexa Chung, the 10-episode show featured a group of designers who faced off in different challenges centered on different trends. 

‘Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show’ (Canceled)


“Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show,” which is executive produced by prolific showrunner Kenya Barris, has been canceled at Netflix after one season. The show, which launched in December 2019, featured sketches from the Upright Citizens Brigade’s first all-black troupe, Astronomy Club. 

‘Gentefied’ (Renewed)


Netflix is bringing back its Latinx dramedy, “Gentefied.” The streaming service has ordered a second eight-episode season of the show, which is based on the digital series of the same name. Executive produced by America Ferrera, the show centers on three Mexican-American cousins who are chasing the American drama in a rapidly changing neighborhood of Los Angeles.   

‘Valeria’ (Renewed)


Netflix has renewed the Spanish language show “Valeria,” based on the popular books by Elisabet Benavent. The show, described as “Sex and the City” set in Spain, centers on a writer in crisis navigating a tough time in her marriage, with the help of her three best friends. Season two will follow Valeria as she decides whether to move forward with publishing her novel under a pseudonym. 

Star Diana Gómez also confirmed the renewal on Twitter.

‘The Witcher’ (Renewed)


“The Witcher” is getting a second season. Netflix renewed the drama, based on the book series of the same name, in late 2019, more than a month before the release of its freshman season. The eight-episode sophomore season was expected to start production in 2020, with an expected debut in 2021, although it’s unclear if the premiere will be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

‘Blood & Water ‘(Renewed)


Netflix is bringing back the South African teen drama, “Blood & Water,” for season two. The second season will follow Puleng and Fikile as they deal with the consequences of their explosive confrontation. Stars Khosi Ngema, Ama Qamata, Natasha Thahane, Gail Mabalane, Cindy Mahlangu, Thabang Molaba, Arno Greeff and Dillon Windvogel are all expected to return for the highly anticipated season.

‘Lost in Space’ (Final Season)


Netflix has renewed “Lost in Space” for a third season, likely to be released in 2021, which will also double as its last. Season three of the family sci-fi series will chronicle the conclusion of the Robinson family’s space journey towards Alpha Centauri, as envisioned from the start of the show.

“From the beginning, we’ve always viewed this particular story of The Robinsons as a trilogy,” showrunner Zack Estrin told Deadline. “A three-part epic family adventure with a clear beginning, middle and end.”