Last year’s Halloween themed cooking show The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell will not be returning for a second season at Netflix as it’s been canceled. Here’s a quick look back at the show and look at why the show could’ve been canceled.
The cooking series was one filmed with a twist, it was presented in a story with puppets. Christine McConnell was the host who is an artist and baker who has big followings on social media.
The show came to Netflix on October 12th, 2018 and arrived on Netflix amongst a very busy month for new Netflix Originals. Netflix also made a particular push for Halloween based content that month with most of the attention going towards The Haunting of Hill House which has had a second season ordered.
We featured the show as one of our hottest picks for the week of October 12th when we said that “The show has a wonderful strange sense of humor that deserves to be appreciated.” adding that “It’s a baking show with a plot.”
On April 2nd, 2019 the show’s creator and host Christine McConnell took to Twitter to announce that the show had failed to get a second season order.
I’m very sad to say, I've been told there won’t be another season of The Curious Creations 😔
Thank you to everyone who watched and has supported the series. Thank you to Henson, Wilshire, Netflix and the amazing people who made the show with me.
I'm so grateful ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tLC0eC7rPt
— Christine McConnell (@CHMcConnell) April 2, 2019
Why was ‘The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell’ Canceled?
In all likelihood, it’s most likely because the show failed to pick up an audience large enough to justify a second season. Other metrics Netflix will look into is how well people “attached” to the show meaning that they watch all the way through rather than dropping off after an episode or two.
Fan reaction to the cancelation has already been pouring in with many upset that Netflix has taken the decision.
This is extremely upsetting but the first season is perfection so I'm glad to have that then nothing at all.
But seriously, everyone involved deserves a standing ovation, such a wonderfully beautiful weird and macabre show.
Hey @shudder or @hulu Another Netflix loss is your gain
— Kyle Reitenauer (@KyleReitenauer) April 2, 2019
Some have even begun pleading to other networks such as Hulu or even YouTube to pick up the show. YouTube would be an interesting new home given it’s much more suited to the individual channel setup as opposed to Netflix.
— Chelsea Bennington (@chelsbennington) April 2, 2019
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