‘American Vandal’ Canceled After Two Seasons

Tyler Alvarez, Tony Yacenda, and Travis Tope. Image: Scott Patrick Green / Netflix

Netflix has canceled its true-crime mockumentary series after two successful seasons.

Netflix’s surprise super hit has is not being renewed for a third season. In an unexpected move by Netflix, they have opted to end the series in spite of the many awards the series has garnered. In a statement from Netflix:

“We’re very grateful to the creators, writers, cast and crew for bringing their innovative comedy to Netflix, and to the fans and critics who embraced its unique and unconventional humor.”

American Vandal is a spoof of the true crime documentary genre. Both seasons have had a bit of a lewd orientation, perhaps alienating some of the potential audience.

The series received widespread acclaim upon its debut, currently holding a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It also won a Peabody Award for its first season and was nominated for an Emmy in the outstanding writing for a limited series category.

Current thoughts are one of the reasons for cancellation was because Netflix produced this with an outside company. More and more Netflix is bringing all of their movies and series to be produced in-house so that they may control global release rights.

American Vandal was CBS TV Studios’ first series for an outside streaming service. CBS TV Studios is currently fielding incoming interest in the Funny Or Die show from other potential buyers.


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Cheryl Greenway

Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.