Netflix have cancelled five shows due to the ongoing effects of seven months of Hollywood strikes.
November 9 marked the end of the SAG-AFTRA actors’ strike but its effects, and that of the writers’ strike, continue.
Both strikes lasted four months: the WGA writers’ from May to September and the actors’ from July to November.
Due to the blow these strikes had on Netflix’s finances, the streaming service has decided to cancel Glamorous, Agent Elvis, Farzar, Captain Fall, and Shadow And Bone, with fans mourning the loss of their beloved shows.
Here’s a look at all five Netflix shows that are no longer in production – and what fans had to say about it.
It’s over: Netflix have cancelled five popular shows due to the ongoing effects of seven months of Hollywood strikes – and here’s what fans had to say about it
The animated series reimagines King of Rock and Roll Elvis as he trades his jumpsuit for a jetpack when joining a secret spy programme to stop villains from destroying the world.
The series boasted a host of celebrities, with Matthew McConaughey voicing Elvis, while Priscilla Presley played herself.
Baz Luhrman, Christina Hendricks and Simon Pegg also had cameo roles in the 10-epsisode series.
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, to voice their woes after it was cancelled after one season, fans penned: ‘Netflix you suck taking away Agent Elvis from us’ adding a crying face.’; ‘I’m going on strike and cancelling my Netflix account until they bring back Agent Elvis’.
‘Rip agent elvis, u were hot and ill miss you’;l ;’My heart is broken by agent elvis’s news but at the same time my heart is warmed by the news of christmas special at graceland what a day!’ Said another, keeping positive.
‘I’m actually sad about Agent Elvis. It was bats@#t (crazy), but I liked it.’
Cancelled: Agent Elvis, an animated comedy reimagining Elvis Presley as a secret agent and starring Priscilla Presley as herself, will have only one season
‘My heart is broken’: Fans of Agent Elvis, and the King himself, regret to see the very unique show go
Another animated series has been given with the axe after one season, with Captain Fall being pulled from Netflix.
The adult absurdist dark comedy followed Jonathan Fall, unknowingly made the sea captain of a smuggling/human trafficking ship.
It boasted an impressive cast, with Jason Ritter, Christopher Meloni and Adam Devine all working on the show.
Fans were devastated by the cancellation, writing on X: ‘Captain fall got cancelled WHAT???!!??’; ‘NOT CAPTAIN FALL THAT HAD SOO MUCH POTENTIAL’.
‘But Captain Fall was so good though??????’; ”Someone buy captain Fall’; ‘Why was captain fall canceled?????’
Cancelled: Another animated series has been given with the axe after one season, with Captain Fall being pulled from Netflix
‘So much potential’: Fans of Captain were left truly confused by the show’s cancellation, with question marks everywhere
Animated series Farzar took place on the fictional planet Farzar, where the son of the villainous czar Renzo, Prince Fichael, has been placed in charge of the S.H.A.T. Squad.
The team are tasked with leaving the protective dome of their city to protect the populace from the evil Bazarack.
Dana Snyder, Lance Reddick, Kari Wahlgren and David Kaye lead the star-studded voiceover cast.
Devastated fans shared: ‘Well I just saw that Farzar got cancelled, I was wondering why we haven’t heard anything about the second season or a renewal announcement, another Netflix series that I liked gets put in the mistreatment chamber. Very disappointed about it’.
‘Farzar was so good :(‘.; ‘Sad to hear about Farzar. I hope the promised second season is still released at some point.’ Said an optimistic fan.’; ”No! Farzar, no!’; ‘THEY CANCELLED FARZAR’.
Axed: Animated series Farzar took place on the fictional planet Farzar, where the son of the villainous czar Renzo, Prince Fichael, has been placed in charge of the S.H.A.T. Squad
‘Sad to hear’: Fans of Farzar share their sadness over the adult cartoon’s sudden cancellation by Netflix
Glamorous followed Marco Mejia, a young gender non-conforming queer man whose life seems to be stuck in place until he lands a job working for legendary makeup mogul Madolyn Addison.
It’s Marco’s first chance to figure out what he wants out of life, who he actually is, and what it really means for him to be queer.
The series saw the hotly-anticipated return of Kim Cattrall to TV screens as she starred as Glamorous beauty founder Madolyn Addison, alongside Miss Benny as Marco.
Fans shared: ‘I’m disappointed Netflix cancelled #Glamorous there was more story to tell. That was a fun world’; ‘Sorry to her (sic) #Glamorous has been cancelled by @Netflix That show was very joyful and a lovely successor to Ugly Betty once it found its flow.’
‘Nnoooooooo!!! @netflix have cancelled #Glamorous.’; ‘Once again, Netflix cancels a show that had the potential to be so much more. I’m so sorry Glamorous.’; ”Glamorous is literally one of my fav shows ever… I hate y’all sm (so much) @netflix’.
Canned: Glamorous followed Marco Mejia, a young gender non-conforming queer man whose life seems to be stuck in place until he lands a job working for Madolyn Addison
‘I’m disappointed’: Fans of Glamorous express their disappointment that the show has come to an end
Shadow and Bone
Not only did Shadow and Bone already have two seasons, but it had a planned spin-off, making its cancellation even more painful. Six Of Crows, the spin-off, even had its script ready to go.
Shadow and Bone follows Alina, an unassuming mapmaker who discovers she has the power to summon light and is her country Ravka’s first Sun Summoner.
She quickly learns she could help destroy The Fold, which has split Ravka in two for centuries, and it is up to her to master her powers so that she can save her country from its foes.
The series starred Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter and Amita Suman.
Distraught fans shared: ‘NETFLIX CANCELED SHADOW AND BONE. I AM CANCELING MY LIFE. UNIVERSE IS TESTING ME SO HARD RN. I NEED SIX OF CROWS. I NEED KANEJ. JUSTICE FOR KANE’;
‘No way they cancel shadow and bone and no six of crows spin off. it had an amazing cast, representation, diversity, & was constantly trending. i’m pissed. #SaveShadowAndBone’; ‘ ‘Trying to pretend that Shadow and Bone’s cancellation has anything to do with the strikes instead of Netflix yet again doing what Netflix always does is honestly offensive.’ Wrote a very skeptical third fan.
‘SHADOW AND BONE HAS BEEN CANCELLED!?!????’; ‘Shadow and bone cancelled… no one speak to me ever again…’.
Cancelled: Netflix fantasy smash hit Shadow and Bone, based on the books of the same name, has ceased production after its second season will be its last
‘I’m pissed’: Fans of Shadow and Bone share their heartbreak over the show’s shock cancellation after two seasons