Netflix canceled The Get Down and Sense8 last week, much to the horror of TV lovers and it looks like even more shows might be in limbo.
In an unprecedented move, Netflix canceled Baz Luhrmann’s ’70-set series The Get Down last week. It was especially alarming because Netflix almost never cancels their original series after just one season. Things got even more heartbreaking when the streaming platform decided to give Sense8 the ax after just two seasons. Even if these two shows weren’t on your watch list, there might still be a reason for concern.
Netflix’s founder and CEO Reed Hastings might be pushing for even more series to end up on the chopping board. In an interview with CNBC at the Code Conference, he said, “Our hit ratio is way too high right now. So, we’ve canceled very few shows… I’m always pushing the content team: We have to take more risk; you have to try more crazy things. Because we should have a higher cancel rate overall.”
We don’t exactly know what the numbers for The Get Down, and Sense8 were because Netflix is notorious for keeping their viewership data under wraps, but we can assume that whatever the numbers were, the platform could no longer justify production costs.
Still, it’s not all bad news; canceled series makes room for new and even more binge-worthy content on Netflix. Hastings said, “There are so many great shows we don’t have yet.”
Honestly, if you ask us, they can drop Fuller House, Anne with an E and some of those comedy specials that are just taking up space.