It’s a tragic day for followers of Netflix’ Shadow and Bone. The collection adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s fantasy novels—which was developed by Arrival’s Eric Heisserer and wolfed up by passionate viewers—is not going to return for a 3rd season. This cancellation was simply one in every of many introduced by Netflix at this time.
Also getting the axe, as reported by Deadline: grownup animated comedies Agent Elvis, Farzar, and Captain Fall, in addition to live-action comedy-drama Glamorous. Aside from Shadow and Bone, which has had two seasons, these exhibits are all ending after only one installment.
The commerce stories the cancellations, which come simply because the SAG-AFTRA strike ended, are a part of an industry-wide development, as “networks and platforms continue to evaluate the impact from the strike-related seven-month production shutdown.” Production delays have meant beforehand mapped-out launch timelines have required shifting, with streamers particularly reevaluating what their future programming will appear to be. (On the flip aspect of this, different Netflix exhibits together with One Piece and Castlevania: Nocturne have not too long ago introduced second seasons are on the way in which.)
In the case of Shadow and Bone particularly, Deadline suggests the acquainted “performance vs. cost” ratio was an apparent wrongdoer—whereas additionally pointing to the truth that season two, which was launched in March of this 12 months, fell in need of expectations set by season one: “[season two] spent five weeks in the weekly Top 10 for English-language series without getting to No.1. That, coupled with the potential delay of Season 3, likely factored into the decision not to move forward.”
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