The Netflix cancellation bloodbath continues — after all, the streaming service has officially axed American Vandal after two seasons on the air.
In a new statement confirming this rather-unfortunate news (via Deadline), Netflix had the following to say:
“American Vandal will not return for a third season … We’re very grateful to the creators, writers, cast and crew for bringing their innovative comedy to Netflix, and to the fans and critics who embraced its unique and unconventional humor.”
This becomes the third cancellation in the past three weeks from Netflix, who already announced that they are ending Iron Fist and Luke Cage — at least in their presently-constituted form. We know that there are a number of people out there who want a Heroes for Hire series, but nothing is confirmed on that front just yet.
Ultimately, Netflix is moving forward from so many shows now simply because they have the capacity to do so — this isn’t the same streaming service it was three or four years ago, when they were more reliant on acquisitions and also the handful of strong original series they had. They’re launching a new show virtually every week and it’s a much more competitive landscape than it was. If a show isn’t building up buzz within a couple of years, they’re compelled to move forward and look at the next big thing.
The real shame is that American Vandal isn’t the only unique comedy to get the axe this year. Remember Everything Sucks! from earlier this year? That show had built a small-but-loyal following, but that wasn’t enough to save it. Netflix is also ending House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, but the conclusions of those shows are coming due to creative decisions as opposed to Netflix choosing to end them on their own.
If there is some news that pops up elsewhere about an American Vandal season 3, we’ll let you know — the door isn’t completely shut on it finding a home elsewhere.
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