Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

Ben Barnes because the Darkling and Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov in Shadow and Bone.Picture: Netflix

It’s a tragic day for followers of Netflix’ Shadow and Bone. The collection adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s fantasy novels—which was developed by Arrival’s Eric Heisserer and wolfed up by passionate viewers—is not going to return for a 3rd season. This cancellation was simply considered one of many introduced by Netflix as we speak.

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Additionally getting the axe, as reported by Deadline: grownup animated comedies Agent Elvis, Farzar, and Captain Fall, in addition to live-action comedy-drama Glamorous. Apart from Shadow and Bone, which has had two seasons, these reveals are all ending after only one installment.

The commerce reviews the cancellations, which come simply because the SAG-AFTRA strike ended, are a part of an industry-wide pattern, as “networks and platforms proceed to guage the impression from the strike-related seven-month manufacturing shutdown.” Manufacturing delays have meant beforehand mapped-out launch timelines have required shifting, with streamers particularly reevaluating what their future programming will appear to be. (On the flip aspect of this, different Netflix reveals together with One Piece and Castlevania: Nocturne have not too long ago introduced second seasons are on the way in which.)

Within the case of Shadow and Bone particularly, Deadline suggests the acquainted “efficiency vs. price” ratio was an apparent offender—whereas additionally pointing to the truth that season two, which was launched in March of this 12 months, fell wanting expectations set by season one: “[season two] spent 5 weeks within the weekly Prime 10 for English-language collection with out attending to No.1. That, coupled with the potential delay of Season 3, doubtless factored into the choice to not transfer ahead.”


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