Netflix have canceled five shows due to the lingering fallout from seven months of Hollywood strikes.
November 9 marked the end of the SAG-AFTRA actors’ strike but its consequences, and those of the writers’ strike, continue.
Both strikes lasted four months: the WGA writers from May to September and the actors from July to November.
Due to the hit these strikes had on Netflix’s finances, the streaming service has decided to cancel Glamorous, Agent Elvis, Farzar, Captain Fall and Shadow And Bone, with fans mourning the loss of their beloved shows.
Here’s a look at all five Netflix shows that are no longer in production – and what fans had to say about them.
It’s over: Netflix has canceled five hit shows due to the lingering fallout from seven months of Hollywood strikes – and here’s what fans had to say about it
The animated series reimagines King of Rock and Roll Elvis as he trades his jumpsuit for a jetpack when he takes part in a secret spy program to stop villains from destroying the world.
The series featured a host of celebrities, with Matthew McConaughey voicing Elvis, while Priscilla Presley played herself.
Baz Luhrman, Christina Hendricks and Simon Pegg also had cameo roles in the 10-episode series.
Fans took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to express their misery after it was canceled after one season: ‘Netflix, you’re sucking Agent Elvis away from us’ and adds a crying face.’; “I’m going on strike and canceling my Netflix account until Agent Elvis returns.”
‘Rip Officer Elvis, you were hot and sick, I miss you’;l ;’My heart is broken by the news of Officer Elvis, but at the same time my heart is warmed by the news of the Christmas special at Graceland, what a day!’ Another said, staying positive.
‘I’m actually sad about Officer Elvis. It was bats@#t (crazy), but I liked it.”
Canceled: Agent Elvis, an animated comedy that reimagines Elvis Presley as a secret agent and stars Priscilla Presley as herself, gets only one season
‘My heart is broken’: Fans of Agent Elvis, and the king himself, are sad that the very unique show is ending
After one season, another animated series is being given the axe, with Captain Fall being removed from Netflix.
The absurdist dark comedy for adults followed Jonathan Fall, who unknowingly became the sea captain of a smuggling/human smuggling ship.
It had an impressive cast, with Jason Ritter, Christopher Meloni and Adam Devine all working on the show.
Fans were devastated by the cancellation, writing on X: ‘Captain Fall was canceled WHAT???!!??’; ‘NOT CAPTAIN FALL WHO HAD SO MUCH POTENTIAL’.
‘But Captain Fall was so good, wasn’t he????’; ”Somebody Buy Captain Fall’; “Why was Captain Fall canceled????”
Canceled: After one season, another animated series is getting the axe, with Captain Fall being pulled from Netflix
‘So much potential’: Captain fans were really confused by the show’s cancellation, with question marks everywhere
Animated series Farzar was set on the fictional planet Farzar, where the son of the evil Tsar Renzo, Prince Fichael, has been put in charge of the SHAT Squad.
The team is tasked with leaving their city’s protective dome to protect the population from the evil Bazarack.
Dana Snyder, Lance Reddick, Kari Wahlgren and David Kaye lead the star-studded voiceover cast.
Devastated fans shared: “Well I just saw that Farzar was canceled, I was wondering why we haven’t heard anything about the second season or a renewal announcement, another Netflix series that I loved is being put in the beating room. Very disappointed with it’.
‘Farzar was so good :(‘.; ‘Sad to hear about Farzar. I hope the promised second season comes out someday.’, said an optimistic fan.’; ”No! Farzar, no!’; ‘ZE CANCELED FARZAR’.
Axed: Animated series Farzar took place on the fictional planet Farzar, where the son of the evil Tsar Renzo, Prince Fichael, has been put in charge of the SHAT Squad
‘Sad to hear’: Farzar fans share their sadness over Netflix’s sudden cancellation of the adult cartoon
Glamorous followed Marco Mejia, a young gender non-conforming queer man whose life seems stuck until he gets a job working for legendary makeup mogul Madolyn Addison.
It’s Marco’s first chance to find out what he wants out of life, who he really is and what it really means to him to be queer.
The series saw the long-awaited return of Kim Cattrall to TV screens as she starred as Glamorous beauty founder Madolyn Addison, alongside Miss Benny as Marco.
Fans shared: ‘I’m disappointed Netflix canceled #Glamorous, there was more story to tell. That was a nice world’; ‘Sorry for her (sic) #Glamorous has been canceled by @Netflix. That show was very cheerful and a nice successor to Ugly Betty once it found its flow.’
‘Nnooooo!!! @netflix canceled #Glamorous.’; Once again, Netflix is canceling a series that could have been so much more. I’m so sorry Glamorous.’; ”Glamorous is literally one of my favorite shows ever… I hate y’all sm (so much) @netflix’.
Canned: Glamorous followed Marco Mejia, a young gender non-conforming queer man whose life seems to be stuck in place until he gets a job with Madolyn Addison
‘I’m disappointed’: Glamorous fans express their disappointment that the show has ended
Shadow and bone
Not only did Shadow and Bone already have two seasons, but it also had a planned spin-off, making its cancellation even more painful. Six Of Crows, the spin-off, even had a script ready to go.
Shadow and Bone follows Alina, a humble mapmaker who discovers she has the power to summon light and is Ravka’s first Sun Summoner for her land.
She soon discovers that she can help destroy The Fold, which has been bisecting Ravka for centuries. It’s up to her to master her powers so she can save her country from its enemies.
The series starred Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter and Amita Suman.
Distraught fans shared: ‘NETFLIX CANCELED SHADOW AND BONE. I CANCEL MY LIFE. THE UNIVERSE IS TESTING ME SO HARD RN. I need six crows. I need Kanej. JUSTICE FOR KANE’;
‘They lift absolutely no shadows and bones, and six crows do not purr. it had a great cast, representation, diversity and was consistently popular. I am mad. #SaveShadowAndBone’; “Trying to pretend that the cancellation of Shadow and Bone has anything to do with the strikes instead of Netflix doing what Netflix always does is, frankly, insulting.” Wrote a very skeptical third fan.
‘SHADOW AND BONE HAS BEEN CANCELLED!?!????’; ‘Shadow and bone cancelled… no one ever speaks to me again…’.
Cancelled: Netflix fantasy hit Shadow and Bone, based on the books of the same name, has halted production after its second season will be its last
‘I’m pissed’: Shadow and Bone fans share their sadness over the show’s shocking cancellation after two seasons