A year of sadness: All the shows cancelled by Netflix in 2020
2020 hasn’t been the best year, to say the least. We won’t get into the nitty-gritty of what made 2020 so abominable, we will point out how Netflix topped off the year by cancelling a lot of great shows.
To cope with quarantine, many people turned to streaming services like Netflix to keep themselves entertained. But sadly, many of our favorite shows have come to an end. Some shows canceled this year won’t get an additional season at all, while others still have a season left to go.
Here are thirty-two shows unjustly cancelled by Netflix in 2020:
After Life is a dark comedy starring Ricky Gervais as the protagonist named Tony. When Tony’s wife passes away, Tony has to find new ways to live life. The show was renewed for a third season, but Netflix announced earlier this year that there won’t be a fourth.
AJ and the Queen
AJ and the Queen follows the story of drag queen Ruby Red (RuPaul) and a kid named AJ (Izzy G.) who travel the country in a trailer. This dramedy starring RuPaul won’t be renewed for a second season. The show premiered in January and was canceled not long after.
Alexa & Katie
Alexa & Katie is a sitcom about two teenage best friends. Fans of the show got to see Alexa (Paris Berelc) and Katie (Isabel May) grow as people throughout their high school years, tackling tough topics like dating, family issues, and Alexa’s cancer diagnosis. Alexa & Katie has four parts and fans won’t be seeing a fifth.
Based on a novel by the same name, Altered Carbon takes place in a reality where consciousness can be transferred to different bodies. Anthony Mackie, who plays Hawkeye in the Marvel franchise, stars as murder investigator Takeshi Kovacs. Altered Carbon came back for a second season in February 2020, but in August, Netflix announced the sci-fi series won’t get a third season.
Astronomy Club, an all-Black sketch show, was canceled after one season. The first season aired in late 2019. A few months ago, fans found out there wouldn’t be a second season.
Making its debut in 2017, Atypical is about a comedy from the point of view of teen with autism and his family. In February, Netflix announced the show will end with season four. The last season will air in 2021, but it’s sad to see such a popular show end nonetheless.
Away is about a crew of people who go on an expedition to Mars, the Mars Joint Initiative. Hillary Swank stars in this drama and it got pretty popular on Netflix. Sadly, even Swank wasn’t enough to renew it for a second season. The show will end with just one season and ten episodes.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
The fourth & final part of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will air later this month. Fans will get to see new episodes as a treat for the new year. However, 2021 won’t bring any more seasons from this spooky, Riverdale-universe production.
The Crown is a British royal drama that recently became ragingly popular. In January, fans had a scare the show would end with just five seasons instead of the scheduled six seasons. But later this year Netflix announced The Crown would get six seasons after all. It’s unclear when that new season will air, but there won’t be any more after that one.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a Jim Henson fantasy show with puppet work. Despite the beautifully-done puppetry, the show won’t be getting a second season. Despite not getting another season, the show still might interest fans of fantasy. The show is about three creatures called Gelflings and their quest to save the planet.
Earlier this year, fans of the German sci-fi thriller Dark found out the show is in production for a third & final season. The show follows the story of a German town that gets exposed for wrongdoings after two children go missing.
Dead to Me
Dead to Me will end with season 3. Netflix announced this year that the show will make a third season, but that it will also be its last. Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) become friends after bonding over the loss of their husbands.
Dear White People
Dear White People is a comedy that follows the story of black college students who attend a predominately white Ivy League school. Based on a movie of the same name, Dear White People currently has three seasons on Netflix. It was announced earlier this year that its upcoming fourth season will be the final one.
F is for Family
F is for Family is an animated series filled with adult humor. In October, Netflix announced that the popular comedy will be getting a fifth and final season.
GLOW is a wrestling drama that takes place in the 1980s. Because of the coronavirus, production of the show’s fourth season was stopped. The production halt was only supposed to be temporary, but it ended all together with an inconclusive three seasons.
Other Netflix shows canceled
There are quite a few other shows canceled by Netflix in 2020. These include I Am Not Okay with This, Insatiable, The Kominsky Method, Lost in Space, Merry Happy Whatever, Messiah, Money Heist, October Faction, The Order, Turn Up Charlie, Ozark, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, The Society, Soundtrack, Spinning Out, Teenage Bounty Hunters, and V Wars.
It’s sad to see favorite shows come to an end, but despite the sad news, there’s some hope. Netflix has also renewed quite a lot of shows in 2020, including The Umbrella Academy, Emily in Paris, Warrior Nun, and Outer Banks.