After two seasons of comedy, characters, and entertainment, the new version of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is going by the wayside — at least for now.
In a new post on Twitter, Jonah Ray was the first to confirm the news in a humorous tweet that referenced a number of the other shows that have been canceled by the streaming service as of late. It’s a shocking reminder of how cancellation-happy Netflix has been as of late — this is a list that also includes shows like Daredevil, Sense8, Designated Survivor, and also Anne with an E just earlier this week. Netflix ends shows and they do it quickly — this one’s just especially sad since it was brought back solely by the fans with some of their hard-earned cash. It eventually found a home, a style all its own, and plenty of humor.
Ray eventually goes on to say that he’s not sure what the future holds for the series, and we’re honestly not sure either. It’s hard to lobby for Netflix to renew the show when they were the ones who originally canceled it; it’s sometimes hard for other streaming programs to pick up a competitor’s show, so whether or not that is a possibility remains to be seen. These are decisions that take some time, but we would want to imagine that there would be some interested parties out there. After all, there’s gotta be an awareness that this is not some fly-by-night production. This is a show that has a loyal audience out there who watched both the original and new version. That has to be good for something…
If we were a streaming service like Apple TV+, we’d admittedly do everything that we could to pick this show up. Whether or not it’s possible remains to be seen, but they need some IP that already has more of an established audience to get viewers interested from the get-go.
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