Every show cancelled by Netflix in 2020 (so far)

12 October 2020, 16:51

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Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Here's all the TV series that have been cancelled by Netflix this year.

2020 has been quite the year. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, TV shows shows have been cancelled, filming schedules have been pushed back and movies have not been released in theatres.

As you know, Netflix has got rid a bunch of shows on the platform this year and the list just keeps on growing and growing. So here's all the shows that won't be returning.

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All the shows cancelled by Netflix in 2020...
All the shows cancelled by Netflix in 2020... Picture: Netflix

1) Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was cancelled in July after four seasons. The darker reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch will air its final eight episodes in 2020.

2) I Am Not Okay With This

Netflix axed I Am Not Okay With This after just one season in August 2020. The show was about a teenage girl dealing with her sexuality, father's death, high school and mysterious superpowers.

3) The Society

Netflix revealed The Society would not be returning for a second season in August despite being renewed. The series was well received by critics but ultimate coronavirus halted production.

4) Insatiable

In February 2020, Netflix decided that they would not be renewing Insatiable for a third season. Season 2 aired in October 2019 and the show, which saw overweight teen Patty (Debby Ryan) seek revenge on those that bullied her before her weight loss, received widespread backlash.


5) Soundtrack

Soundtrack was cancelled after just one season in January. The musical drama debuted in December 2019 and starred Jenna Dewan.

6) Spinning Out

Netflix cancelled Spinning Out in February – only a few weeks after the show's debut. The figure skating drama starred Kaya Scodelario and January Jones, and following the show's cancellation, fans started using the hashtags #SaveSpinningOut and #RenewSpinningOut in an attempt to save the show.

7) AJ and the Queen

AJ and the Queen was cancelled in March 2020 after only one season. RuPaul starred as Ruby Red in the series, a drag queen who travels across the US in an RV with her sidekick AJ.

8) Messiah

In March, Netflix axed Messiah after only one season. The controversial thriller is about a CIA officer's investigation into a mysterious man with legions of followers who believe he is the Second Coming of Christ.

9) V Wars

Ian Somerhalder's sci-fi drama V Wars was cancelled by Netflix in March 2020. Apparently, the streaming giant was unable to see a future for the show.

10) The October Faction

In March, Netflix cancelled The October Faction after just one season following the show's debut in January 2020.

11) Turn Up Charlie

Netflix officially axed Idris Elba's Turn Up Charlie after only one season. Idris plays Charlie, a struggling DJ who becomes a manny to his famous best friend's daughter Gabby (Frankie Hervey).

12) Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show

In June, Netflix decided to not bring back Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show for Season 2 despite positive reviews. The show focused on the first all-black troupe from New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

13) Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj

Netflix decided to officially end Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj in August, after being initially picked up in 2018. The talk show's final episode debuted on June 26.

14) Next In Fashion

Hosted by Tan France and Alexa Chung, Next in Fashion showcased some of the world's most innovative fashion designers, all competing for a $250,000 cash prize and the chance to become the next big name in fashion. The show was sadly given the boot in June but Tan teased that the series could be picked up by a different network or streaming service.

15) Marianne

In March, Netflix cancelled horror series Marianne despite positive reviews. The series centred around French horror novelist (Victoire Du Bois), who begins to realise that the terrifying characters she writes about are actually real.

16) The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance

In September, Netflix confirmed it had canned its animated fantasy series The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance after a single season. Fans speculated that it may have been cancelled because of how expensive it was to produce.

17) Mortel

In January, French show Mortel was cancelled just two months after it aired on Netflix. The series followed two teens who try to solve the murder of one of their siblings after acquiring superpowers given to them by a supernatural being. 


18) Osmosis

After one season, Netflix cancelled Osmosis, a series about a group of singletons that try a new dating service which uses a brain implant to find the perfect match.

19) Altered Carbon

In August, Netflix announced that Altered Carbon had been given the axe after two seasons. The sci-fi series starred Marvel actor Anthony Mackie.

20) Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love

In August, Netflix cancelled Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love, which centred around a teenage robotics scientist who moves in with her Uncle Victor on the other side of the country for a chance to work for NASA.

21) The Big Show Show

Netflix decided to not renew The Big Show Show, which centred on a retired world-famous WWE Superstar and his family, for a second season. The show filmed a Christmas special ahead of the pandemic which will be released later this year.

22) F is for Family

In October, Netflix revealed that its original animated series F is for Family would return for its fifth and final season. The show follows the Irish-American Murphy Family in the 1970s.

23) Teenage Bounty Hungers

Netflix officially cancelled Teenage Bounty Hunters after only one season in October. The series debuted in August and centred on twins Sterling (Maddie Phillips) and Blair (Anjelica Bette Fellini) who are secretly catching local criminals.

24) GLOW

In October, Netflix announced that GLOW would not be returning for Season 4 despite being renewed. The cast had already filmed one episode of Season 4 but the pandemic halted filming indefinitely.

25) Away

Netflix have announced they will not be renewing Away, a sci-fi drama which stars Hilary Swank as astronaut Emma Green, who leads a team of international crew members to Mars for the first time. Season 1 was only released on September 4 – six weeks before the show's cancellation.

26) The Order

In November, Netflix confirmed they would not be bringing back The Order for a third season. The horror drama series started in March 2019 and its second season aired in June. There's no reason for the cancellation at the moment but the creator, writer and executive producer of the series, Dennis Heaton, said what would have happened in Season 3.

He tweeted: "Jack was totally going to raise Alyssa from the dead, but she was going to come back wrong. Like, Pet Sematary wrong. Probably possessed by Zecchia. And a whole bunch of other corpses were coming back with her."

27) Queen Sono

Netflix has announced that Queen Sono has been cancelled after it had originally been renewed. Season 2 of the South African series was confirmed by the streamer in April but they have since decided not to go ahead with it. The reason for the show's cancellation hasn't been confirmed but, according to reports, it may be because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures.

In a statement to Comic Book, Netflix said: "We've made the difficult decision not to move forward with season 2 of Queen Sono. We are incredibly proud of the Diprente team for sharing their audacious vision and bringing it to life with Netflix.

"A huge thank you to our fans across the world for the love shared for our first African Original series. Netflix is also grateful to the amazing efforts shown by the cast and crew for their stellar efforts in creating this show for our members around the world. We'll continue to work closely with South Africa's creative industry to keep producing more compelling 'Made-in-South Africa' stories."

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