Labor disputes in Hollywood may be over, but their impact still lingers, and it already led to the cancelation of several beloved shows. Netflix just canceled five of their series after evaluating the strike impact, starting with Shadow and Bone and Glamorous.
The cancelation of Shadow & Bone is the biggest shocker, given the popularity of its source material. Based on Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse novels, this fantasy series found success with its first season, but viewership numbers significantly dropped later on and Netflix decided to cancel it after two seasons.
Bardugo said she’s “heartbroken and deeply disappointed” by the show’s cancelation, but added she’ll look at this adaptation of her work with pride and tremendous joy.
“I am so grateful to our writers, our crew, and our extraordinary cast who are not just wildly talented, but genuinely good people. Most of all I want to say how grateful I am to the folks reading this – whether you found your way to the books first or discovered them through the show,” said wrote on Instagram.
In addition to Shadow & Bone, Netflix also canceled the comedy series Glamorous starring Kim Cattrall and Miss Benny, which premiered this summer. Several adult animated comedies were also axed by Netflix in the streamer’s latest cancelation streak, including Agent Elvis, Farzar, and Captain Fall.