Shows That Almost Got Cancelled

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It was only a few months ago that we were urging everyone to check out Mark Millar’s new big-budget superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy on Netflix. It was a show with big intentions and was supposed to be the start of numerous seasons, but it’s been cancelled, and a spin-off show will take its place.

Then, just a few weeks ago, we suggested that you check out Cowboy Bebop, which is a lot of fun. Then there was the night with the long knives.

These aren’t the first Netflix shows to be canceled; in fact, there have been more than 50 Bingeable tv shows that Netflix has decided not to renew.

Here are ten Netflix shows that should have never been canceled…

The best Netflix series that were canceled


It all started off so beautifully for Daredevil and the other Marvel properties – except for Iron Fist, which was a complete disaster – with each character getting their own show and The Defenders bringing them all together in an Avengers-style gathering. Daredevil was a revelation, despite the fact that it didn’t exactly pay off.


The OA, a gorgeous program with a combination of science fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural, was a revelation when it initially aired, defying standards with things like episode length. Brit Marling created, wrote, and starred in the show, which appeared to be absolutely unique… The show was subsequently ruthlessly cancelled by Netflix, leaving it on a big cliffhanger. Will it reappear? Fans are continuously petitioning, but it appears that it is improbable.

The Diet of Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita Diet, another program that suffered from the ‘three seasons and out’ curse, was tremendous entertainment, telling the story of a seemingly regular American family whose mother happens to be a zombie. Drew Barrymore is wonderful in everything she does, but she is at her best here, with Timothy Olyphant as the loyal husband rounding out the cast. This show could have gone on for a long time, but Netflix had other plans.


GLOW, a show about a group of misfits who become a TV wrestling hit, had a magnificent backdrop in the real-life Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. The entire cast is excellent, but Betty Gilpin steals the show as a failing actress given a fresh lease of life. We were just three seasons into the show when Netflix cancelled it, and it’s still a heartbreaking shame.

I Am Not Okay With This

“I am not okay with this,” we all said when we found out about I Am Not Okay With It. There was only meant to be one season of this show. This is a fantastic coming-of-age tale about a girl with telekinetic abilities, based on the Charles Forsman comic. Sophia Lillis (Beverly in IT) stars and performs brilliantly in the film. Covid-19 was blamed by Netflix for the cancellation, which is a true tragedy.


The premise of Sense8 is that it is about a group of eight people from all around the world who are all tied by a tragedy. It’s as high-concept as they come, but thanks to The Wachowskis’ involvement, it looks terrific. The issue was that it was costly, therefore Netflix chose to cancel it after two seasons. The issue was that there was a huge cliffhanger. Netflix, in an unusual move, permitted the series to end with a feature-length special.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a magnificent program that modernizes The Dark Crystal. It’s a puppet-led dream that’s a tremendous treat to witness. Unfortunately, the Crystal revival only lasted a season, which is an outrage to say the least.

Designated Survivor

Designated Survivor was saved from cancellation the first time around thanks to Netflix, which gave Keifer Sutherland another chance to play president Tom Kirkman. While the fans were disappointed, Sutherland himself stated that “maybe it was time” to say farewell.

The Get Down

This is a show that will be remembered for a long time. Baz Luhrmann directed the film, which was about the birth of hip-hop and followed a group of friends before and after they became famous. The first half is better than the second, but we would have liked to see more of it because it is a stunning film with incredible music and breathtaking set pieces.

Tuca & Bertie

Lisa Hanawalt went on to develop the excellent Tuca & Bertie, a brilliant program about two 30-year-old bird ladies who live together in an apartment, after finding success producing Bojack Horseman. It was well-received by critics and audiences, and for good reason: it’s rare to see a show with such a strong female focus, yet Netflix decided it was only worth one season. The good news is that Adult Swim has renewed the show and will be airing a second season very soon!