2023 has kicked off with a couple of big cancelations, which signals a potentially rough year coming up, which many other players throughout Hollywood will share. Here’s a look at the 2023 cancelations and what shows we think are at risk of being axed next.
Missed any of the major 2022 cancelations? Our list is still up for all those here.
List of Canceled Netflix Shows in 2023
The big-budget series from the creators of DARK had big expectations and big shoes to fill.
The mystery sci-fi show was one of Netflix’s most ambitious shows in years, using state-of-the-art technology and featuring an impressive ensemble cast.
Why was 1899 canceled?
Data provided to What’s on Netflix from European SVOD analytics company Digital i suggests that the completion rate was ultimately too low and likely wasn’t growing substantially. Their data suggests only around a third of people who started the show went on to finish the title.
Canceled by Netflix in January 2023
The animated series Inside Job had been initially given a season 2 renewal order back in June 2022. Still, in January 2023, the creator confirmed rumors that Netflix had reversed the decision to renew.
In a statement on Twitter, the show’s creator Shion Takeuchi said:
“I’m heartbroken to confirm that Netflix has decided to cancel season 2 of Inside Job. Over the years, these characters have become real people to me, and I am devastated not to be able to watch them grow up. Reagan and Brett deserved to get their ending and finally find happiness. And I would have loved to been able to share what was in store with you all.
To everyone who watched, thank you for coming along on the ride. Even though I’m sad, it helps to know that there’s people out there who cared just as much about these characters as me.”
Canceled: January 2023
Although suspected to have been canceled in 2022, it wasn’t until the TCA’s in early 2023 that we got actual confirmation from talent from the title that the show would not be returning.
The series was the first major title to come out of the David Benioff and D.B. Weiss overall deal and followed Sandra Oh as a woman who becomes the chair of a failing English department at a University.
Dead End: Paranormal Park
Canceled: January 2023
The second major animated show to get the axe in 2023 was Dead End: Paranormal Park, a series praised for its LGBTQ+ representation.
After being picked up by Netflix for two seasons (both of which were released in 2022), the show’s creator took to Twitter in mid-January 2023 to confirm Netflix wouldn’t be picking up new seasons.
Canceled: January 2023
Uncoupled was Neil Patrick Harris’s big return to the comedy scene and had top talent behind the camera with the series created by Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman.
While data suggests the show had a high completion rate among watchers, other data suggests that not enough people began watching the show in the first place.
Netflix Shows at Risk of Cancelation in 2023
Now, let’s take a look at all the shows we suspect may be at risk of cancelation or have already been ghost-canceled (whereby they’re canceled but the general public isn’t ever told).
How do we qualify a show for this list? Either they didn’t perform very well using various metrics Netflix and we use to determine a show’s future or it’s been so long since the last season it’s almost certainly not returning.
- Ares (Season 2)
- Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun (Season 2)
- Barbarians (Season 3)
- Battle Kitty (Season 2)
- Black Summer (Season 3)
- Brews Brothers (Season 2)
- Chad and JT Go Deep (Season 2)
- Chicago Party Aunt (Season 2 / Part 3)
- Country Queen (Season 2)
- Decoupled (Season 2)
- Farzar (Season 2)
- God’s Favorite Idiot (Season 2)
- Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities (Season 2)
- Hard Cell (Season 2)
- How to Ruin Christmas (Season 2)
- Huge in France (Season 2)
- Hype House (Season 2)
- In From the Cold (Season 2)
- It’s Bruno! (Season 2)
- Jiva! (Season 2)
- Justice Served (Season 2)
- Living with Yourself (Season 2)
- Man vs. Bee (Season 2)
- Master of None (Season 4)
- Medical Police (Season 2)
- Murderville (Season 2)
- Neo Yokio
- Ratched (Season 2)
- Russian Doll (Season 3)
- Saturday Morning All Star Hits! (Season 2)
- Scaredy Cats (Season 2)
- Sneakerheads (Season 2)
- Super Crooks (Season 2)
- Super PupZ (Season 2)
- The Chestnut Man (Season 2)
- The Guardians of Justice (Season 2)
- The Healing Powers of Dude (Season 2)
- The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (Season 2)
- The Last Bus (Season 2)
- The Letter for the King (Season 2)
- The Politician (Season 3)
- The Sound of Magic (Season 2)
- Wu Assassins (Season 2)
Of course, plenty more shows are still looking for answers regarding their futures. You can see them listed in our full list of shows awaiting renewal.