It might be the start of a new year for us, but unfortunately for some popular Netflix shows, 2019 marks the end of an era. Netflix always cleans house at the end of the year by ushering in new shows/movies and kicking out others, but last year they announced some cancellations that left some die-hard fans reeling. Many popular Marvel shows have gotten the boot, long-standing shows such as House of Cards have finally come to an end, and original shows like American Vandal will not be renewed this year. Well, it’s been fun while it lasted. Here are 10 popular Shows that won’t be returning to Netflix in 2019.
Daredevil fans were stunned with Netflix announced that the show was getting the axe in 2019, and in an ironic twist, the show’s villain is now playing the hero by sharing a petition to save it. Unfortunately, it seems that Netflix is mysteriously giving all Marvel shows the boot (including Iron Fist and Luke Cage), so we don’t think a fan petition is going to do much good. Just like the show’s blind hero, no one saw this coming (sorry, had to).
9. American Vandal
Netflix recently announced that American Vandal will not be returning for a third season, despite the mockumentary’s widespread popularity. Never fear, apparently the show’s producers fully intend to shop another season to other venues, such as Amazon or Hulu, and we expect they’ll have success. The first season was the perfect parody of true-crime shows like Making a Murderer and Serial, and of course, the second season followed in its footsteps. But how long can an original idea stay fresh? Some fans may definitely have seen this one coming to an end.
8. Luke Cage
Luke Cage has quite the following, but despite its popularity, Netflix announced that it will be ending after two seasons. As we mentioned earlier, another Marvel show bites the dust (and it probably won’t be the last to be canceled)! Never fear, it looks like all of Marvel’s Netflix Original TV shows will be coming to Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, although it might take a while seeing as how Netflix retains the rights to the shows. Still, all these cancellations are starting to make sense.
7. Iron Fist
Just like Daredevil and Luke Cage, Marvel’s “Iron Fist” has been canceled after two seasons, although this cancellation kind of makes sense. Deemed as one of “Marvel TV’s major misfires,” season one performed poorly on Rotten Tomatoes, with fans, and with critics, although season two was reportedly much better. Despite its improvement and the weight of the Marvel fandom behind it, this show is a no-go for 2019.
6. Seven Seconds
Regardless of being listed as one of the 25 Netflix originals to watch in 2018, Seven Seconds will not be returning for a second season. Ironically, the show’s star, Regina King, won an Emmy after the show was canceled. Based on the Russian film The Major, the series investigates the death of a young African-American boy and the police cover-up that follows. Despite the timely subject matter as well as its high score on Rotten Tomatoes, the show has been deemed a limited series. Sad.
5. Everything Sucks!
Having been a teenager in the mid-nineties, I really enjoyed this show, but Everything Sucks! was canceled after only one season. The nostalgic coming-of-age series focuses on a group of teenage misfits in the AV/Drama club as they deal with their sexualities, mental health, bad life choices, and just growing up in general. Although it certainly appealed to a bunch of 30-somethings, I do wonder if the show’s premise went completely over the heads of a new generation of Netflix viewers. If so, that would explain the cancellation.
4. House Of Cards
Although it was undoubtedly popular from the beginning, House of Cards has concluded after six seasons. The show earned eight Golden Globe nominations, with Robin Wright winning for Best Actress in a television series drama and Kevin Spacey winning for best actor. Unfortunately for the show, actor Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault and battery, and was left out of the final season (which many argue was better as a result).
Sense8, a show about eight people who can telepathically experience each other’s lives, has been canceled after two seasons. Netflix decided to cancel the series on a cliffhanger (which had ended expectation of a third season), and as you can imagine, fans weren’t too happy. To silence their critics, Netflix produced a two-and-a-half-hour series finale, released on June 8, 2018. Still confused about the ending? Here is the series finale, explained.
In case you haven’t seen it, Bloodline is a Netflix original thriller-drama series about a dysfunctional family with some pretty dark secrets. The first season received very positive reviews, but the second (and final) season wasn’t as well-received. Luckily, the creators of the show knew their time was coming to an end and had the chance to wrap it all up before the plug was pulled. Here is the series finale ending, explained.
Netflix has canceled Naomi Watts’ Gypsy after only one season, making it the fastest Netflix has ever axed an original drama. Whomp, whomp. The show follows a psychologist named Jean Holloway (played by Watts) who secretly infiltrates the private lives of her patients. With a big name like Naomi Watts, and a seemingly stellar storyline, why did Netflix throw in the towel so quickly? According to Vanity Fair, the culprit was low viewership and subscriber growth ratings.