How Does Netflix Choose Which Shows to Cancel?
Netflix used to renew almost every one of their original shows, but lately, they've been axing some of their fan-favorite shows like The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, GLOW, and Altered Carbon. It leaves viewers with many questions, but the biggest one being: Why? So we go into what factors Netflix looks at when canceling a show.
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  • Quete Importa
    Quete Importa

    OMG I felt like I was watching my 5 year old do a presentation, like kids usually do, robotic. Where's the charisma? Some enthusiasm, some emotion! How old is this girl?

  • Akiru's Lab
    Akiru's Lab

    I'm probably the only one here who never saw Dark Crystal and probably never will


    My list over 15 tv show is cancelled

  • beejay27

    Apparently I'm the only one in the comments who will miss G.L.O.W. Oh well I guess that explains why it got canceled (other than covid) on one hell of a cliffhanger.😔

  • Jörmungandr, The World Serpent
    Jörmungandr, The World Serpent

    I never started Daredevil since I found out it got cancelled. I'll never forgive Netflix for cancelling Altered Carbon.

  • Debbie Lutz
    Debbie Lutz

    Netflix cancels shows when contracts are over so that's why must shows on there only get 2 to 3 years that's the contract Netflix over the years have been greedy every year the only shows that I can think that's will get more than 3 are stranger things and the umbrella accadmy

  • Shahnawaz Ansari
    Shahnawaz Ansari

    Just give me marco polo

  • Danger Zone
    Danger Zone

    They see what people like then cancel it.

  • Sonnenabend

    Let me guess, less than 1/2 of the shows can go to season 3? Coz 2 seasons (n thus a dozen of episodes) can allow the analyser to plot a tendency curve.

  • Fewings85

    so basically all they are saying is nothing will really last more than 2-3 seasons. if lucky 4. for the majority that is. crap way to do things. its why the platform ends up littered with garbage. Netflix Needs to learn quality over quantity.

  • Xgamer2462

    This was super informative! Thank you


    Is there any chance that you are the actress who played a role in The Boys season 2 about a bride for Deep. :?

  • Yasin Moradi
    Yasin Moradi

    They kept cancelling their best shows. After they cancelled Altered Carbon I was done with it. Now they mainly cater towards young teens and 90% of the shows are a pile do garbage.

  • iFaisal

    Still can’t believe they canceled their best original show, MindHunter.

    • Garry Sidhu
      Garry Sidhu

      @Marmik Saini well i have a bad news for you. David fincher himself said that 3rd season might not get made because of “very expensive” budget and low viewership.

    • Marmik Saini
      Marmik Saini

      It's not Cancelled. It's on an indefinite hold until David Fincher finished working on Mank and other projects. David Fincher wants to make five seasons of Mindhunter. He's gonna start working on the Third Season as soon as he's done with Mank.

  • Jay Kay
    Jay Kay

    I’ll never forgive them cancelling Dark Crystal. Ever.

  • Zakynthos

    amazon and stan have the best tv shows

  • Durgesh Kinnerkar
    Durgesh Kinnerkar

    Fun fact: Netflix is in huge debt. They want quantity not quality. Amazon is Amazon, HBO has deep pockets, Disney is huge so Netflix is like the least financially secure. I think it will collapse under debt this decade.

  • Istiaq

    But some how Hannah Baker haunted us for 4 seasons I'm gutted Glow and F is for Family got axed :(

  • RM W
    RM W

    And yet they will Green Light two dozen awful B-Horror movies to be added seemingly every month

  • James Levy
    James Levy

    Can Universal save the Dark Crystal? Because they distributed the original film.

  • Philip Banks
    Philip Banks

    Easy: it’s whichever ones aren’t CUTIES

  • Nich Hustler
    Nich Hustler

    I wouldn't mind the cancellations so much if the makers of each series were mandated to not rely so heavily on cliffhanger endings. You can leave some air of mystery while still resolving the story well.

  • Dan Green
    Dan Green

    I will never forgive Netflix for not giving The OA a season 3. That show was easily the most unique thing to come out of Netflix in YEARS.

  • Kevin Hernandez
    Kevin Hernandez

    HA wtf! they cancelled my Altered carbon season 3?! HA CMON f***** sake an other fking series that i love and got cancelled... cmon!

  • ShamanQing

    Disjointed season 3

  • NimbleToesPlay

    I think the biggest problem is that they don't give the opportunity for the shows they cancel to have a conclusion. This potentially puts people off of new shows due to the risk of no conclusion.

  • Brianstorm

    I like her

  • Solid Swanson
    Solid Swanson

    Mark my words. They’ll cancel The Umbrella Academy and we’ll have to just wait for the ending in the comic book 😂

  • Tim McDougall
    Tim McDougall

    I think one of the biggest issues for shows on Netflix is their release model. Releasing every episode in a season the same day means that each show gets only 2 weeks in the limelight before the next comes along. Almost all other platforms use a weekly release model which keeps people talking about the shows for weeks on end, hence leading to increased viewership over time. Had I realised if I wanted a show to continue I had to watch it in the first month I'd have stated doing this ages ago, but instead I hold off because I'm busy watching other things

  • Solaris0071

    They canceled the Dark Crystal!!!!!!???????? WTF!!!!!!!!!!

  • Saints Gun
    Saints Gun

    Bring back Messiah! The ending demands a second season

  • Nathan Trujillo
    Nathan Trujillo

    What is she doing with her hands?

  • sekironin

    I was disheartened when I learned they cancelled Patriot Act . Man , that show was gold

  • Ethereal Dweller
    Ethereal Dweller


  • Hidden Leaf
    Hidden Leaf

    Short term gains over long term value never pans out in the long run.

  • DarthP00P00

    I don't even bother with a Netflix show (except Stranger Things) unless I know its come to its own conclusion (like Dark).

  • Gormond

    AC I get, it had a brilliant first season and a mediocre second season. But the OA makes no sense, that show was just getting better and better and I was hyped for a season 3.

  • James

    I think when Sabrina part 4 is done I may cancel my subscription. It's a shame, because some of their shows have been superlative. But I don't like feel taken for granted.

  • Scam One
    Scam One

    Smart company.

  • Magic Jack
    Magic Jack

    Why didn’t they cancel cuties

  • christian vigil
    christian vigil

    After watching this I wonder if Hulu or Amazon Prime work the same way?

  • 52887tj

    I get when shows are falling off and not making money but why cancel shows after 2-3 seasons that are just now getting popular. Some of the my favorite shows ever I didn't get into until several years into the shows run.

  • Zak Dorey
    Zak Dorey

    It puts me off watching Netflix originals knowing that most of them will be cancelled

  • Nneon Knightt
    Nneon Knightt

    Bye, Sabrina. 😭 😭😭😭😭😭

  • BiGz LoKz
    BiGz LoKz

    I was only talking about this the other day thinking I was only one getting pissed by this! Makes me not want to watch any series they do! Someone needs come up with a hashtag we can use on their videos and post to let them know we aint happy. I'd happily support this!!

  • Marian Mauel
    Marian Mauel

    Among all the services I am subscribed to, Netflix is the most expensive by a lot and also the most expendable. I bet a show like „undone“ would have been cancelled after the first season where on amazon it was renewed. they dont get that quality keeps people subscribed and not just quantity. Everything worth watching and everything really really special gets cancelled and that just pisses me off constantly. Not long and Netflix is cancelled, there is so much other stuff to watch that I really dont need them anymore...

  • Austin Castro
    Austin Castro

    Netflix canceled altered carbon. I didn’t renew my subscription for a whole mont after that🥺 I really wanted to see where a season 3 would take the story 😭

  • Teddy KGB
    Teddy KGB

    None of these factors had anything to do with the Marvel shows being retired; Netflix didn't want to keep putting money in the pocket of an up-and-coming competitor (Disney+)

  • Ryan lex
    Ryan lex

    Who trust wired source anyways lol 🤦🤣

  • IamKnucks

    This person's face is monotony given physical form. She looks so bored. It's like her eyebrows can't move.

  • Gaius

    Daredevil and other Marvel shows on Netflix were removed because of that one greedy company Disney Blame Disney for removing Daredevil!

  • Zain Ahmed
    Zain Ahmed

    They better not cancel cobra kai

  • Harry R
    Harry R

    They are not shooting themselves in the foot. It's a basic business model that works very well. That business model does not care about quality. It cares about content quantity which equals active subscriptions. Period. It's a very successful model.

  • Weahh 21
    Weahh 21

    I get to the point now where I don’t want to invest my time in something if it’s going to get cancelled after 1 or 2 seasons. There is so much choice with other providers it just doesn’t make sense

  • XgamerdaveX

    I don’t mind shows being cancelled after several seasons so long as there’s a proper ending unlike what they did with Santa Clarita Diet where the final season left on a cliffhanger.

  • XgamerdaveX

    WHAT?! Dark Crystal is already cancelled after only one season?! Unacceptable!!

  • Jacob M.
    Jacob M.

    Never heard of dark crystal but I've seen altered carbon everywhere before I even watched it. Altered carbon was fire and im kinda disappointed its gone. My man poe deserved better

  • Colin notyou0k
    Colin notyou0k

    There is so much stuff on Netflix, I can't keep up. I'm yet to watch Umbrella Academy series 2 because of this, it doesn't mean i don't want to.

  • Bao Not
    Bao Not

    I almost only watch Netflix Originals lol

  • SuperRedarmy123

    what about just cancelled cuties everyone can sleep

  • Brother Darkness Gaming
    Brother Darkness Gaming

    Easy if it doesnt becomes a social media sensation it doesnt last

  • Faisal

    I'm just sad about Daredevil and Punisher :( The two best shows of Netflix. Both cancelled :(

  • Serkan Y
    Serkan Y

    WTF, Netflix cancelled Altered Carbon and Dark Crystal? The 2 shows I actually enjoyed on the service. I hope Amazon could at least pick up the second season for Dark Crystal.

  • Anıl Taylan Öner
    Anıl Taylan Öner

    Some of these are the reason of the decline in quality of Netflix's content. Their exclusives get more generic with each incarnation.

  • Fenton Read-Smith
    Fenton Read-Smith

    Issue with slide at 3:23?

  • Jermel Purse
    Jermel Purse

    This is crazy because I have seen some popular shows get the axe. Now there are some exceptions where it can be explained because there is just disagreement with the original production team and Netflix take Anne with an E for example it was a Netflix that necessarily cost to show to go away it was actually the Canadian producer. Did you see other shells get the chopping block and it just doesn’t make sense I mean they actually had a great comedy one day at a time with a Latino flair to it that was popular and guess what it got cut. Now the show had one season on let’s just say no name cable channel and Next it’s literally coming to CBS this Monday. Anyone who knows anything understands that CBS is where you go to watch comedy. So how do you explain this great show going three seasons on Netflix and then biting the dust. I’m worried of Netflix is eager to get new content out there to hook potential new viewers and getting rid of content that we older subscribers may want.

  • Lotan

    Sabrina was terrible

  • Martin Ferril
    Martin Ferril

    Netflix: Hello! I like money!

  • Sub Zero
    Sub Zero

    Until today i still don't understand why they cancel Daredevil and The Punisher.

    • David

      Because of Disney, why would they renew something that belongs to their competitor?

  • Jason Huang
    Jason Huang

    Read in Vulture that production costs have blown enormously to keep sets Covid safe so that’s a big factor

  • sexydanny21awesome

    Actually Disney now owns rights to Dare Devil thats why Netflix had to cancel the show.

    • paul benedict
      paul benedict

      yeah this is true for all marvel Netflix shows , but as for everything else , its just Netflix being shitty , very shitty.

  • stevestryker

    Altered Carbon was the one that really triggered me. I felt like shouting at Netflix "Do you NOT want a GoT sized franchise or something?!"

  • Humans are trash Corona do your thing
    Humans are trash Corona do your thing

    They will cancel shows that have LGBT or black representation in them.

  • cybergus18

    Sabrina, sense8, Santa clarita, Glow... so many shows I like now they are cancelled 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ those shows need a proper ending 😓😓

  • BlackJim

    If it is not CP they cancel

  • Nunya bidness
    Nunya bidness

    This makes perfect sense and I like their method of evaluating the shows 👌

  • Ladiesman1447

    HBO is still king of quality content.

  • AMR15x

    dark crystal was really boring to me. I saw like 2 or 3 episodes when it came out and it just did not get my attention at all. and yes I did see the original movie as a kid and liked it.

  • Danial Azim
    Danial Azim

    The fact that they cancelled patriot act shows how dumb they are

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  • HadlerLeco

    Remember most of these shows should never have existed in the first place. AND, No Show should have more than two seasons. These people just milk these shows for every drop. Do we really want 30 seasons os Simpsons? 9 seasons of how I met your mother? However many seasons Friends ran for? This is a disease.

  • Alpha Knight
    Alpha Knight

    They should have never canceled the ranch and longmire 😢😢😢

  • blue spider
    blue spider

    It was so hard for me to accept Dark Crystal Age of Resistence being cancelled. Not to be dramatic but I never felt so sad about a show being cancelled like this

  • Sam Rose
    Sam Rose

    Extend the one month period to the amount of time it would take to watch one episode a week. Some people prefer watching that way. Also there is so much content that people might want to watch 2 to 4 shows at a time, so they can't finish it in a month.

  • Kevin Erpel
    Kevin Erpel

    Don't start something you can't finish...

  • Petyr Baelish
    Petyr Baelish

    At this point the only 2 things Netflix has me subscribed for it The Witcher & Stranger Things. Everything i enjoyed they have canceled. Pretty soon i might have to Cancel Netflix which would be ironic considering they love to cancel shows, so i like to cancel subscriptions.

  • Dilip

    okay. Cancel everything that's not trending #1.

  • Eric Landa
    Eric Landa

    Daredevil made sense but I’m a Marvel Geek sooo... I knew that one already for cost to renew

  • IBeJamz

    cancel netflix n use a free stream service

  • Luke Smith
    Luke Smith

    Still sad about Altered Carbon. Loved that show

  • IBeJamz

    cancels great shows but releases pedo propaganda like Cuties

  • Captain Kaiju
    Captain Kaiju

    What’s the point in watching anything Netflix makes if 90% of it is unfinished? No ending? You’re not giving anyone faith to watch a new series if it’s easy to assume it won’t be finished.

  • R Flani
    R Flani

    Didn't know I was going back to school, man this video is boring.

  • Christopher Acosta
    Christopher Acosta

    I cancelled my subscription when they axed The Get Down

  • Chim Ying Jing
    Chim Ying Jing

    Dark Crystal isn't ending yet, it is so weird cancelled dark crystal.

  • Bryan Skylit
    Bryan Skylit

    It’s obvious netflix cares more about making money than providing quality products.

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  • kgraham023

    When Netflix first started it had 100's of incomplete series on their platform. Shows that got canceled from other networks, so I grow used to not seeing endings. I don't expect them to throw money away.

  • hiotsobo

    Dude Dark Crystal WTF!!!??

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