Every Netflix show cancelled in 2023 – and the one likely to go next

Is anyone safe from the Netflix curse?

Netflix logo and Neil Patrick Harris in Uncoupled
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It's near-impossible to think about Netflix without the many cancellations that the streaming platform has enforced over the years. It seems that every week that a new show or beloved series is being pulled from existence, left on a cliffhanger or even in some cases, not making it to production whatsoever - but how often is that really true?

Well for comparison, Netflix cancelled over 25 shows in 2022 alone. Whether it be Resident Evil, The Midnight Club or Space Force starring Steve Carell, one thing has been proven by all of these cancellations. Nothing is safe. More and more shows don't even make it past season one, leading to the infamous Netflix curse. We even saw the new trend where several shows don't even make it to air. What a world. 

So what about Netflix cancellations in 2023? We may only be halfway through the year but already over 20 shows have received the axe. This can be down to a multitude of reasons, be that budget versus the return of viewership, the increased cost of living that has seen subscriptions fall for the streaming platform (though they've started to recover now), or licensing coming to an end - think the Marvel Netflix shows. Then sometimes there's just no logical reason to give.

Regardless, let's dive into every Netflix show cancelled in 2023 alongside the reasoning for their early demise (if there is one). These are listed in chronological order, starting from January. We've also broken down which show we expect to be cancelled next so you can focus your attention on something that has a better chance of returning in future. 


Alexandre Willaum in 1899

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It only took until the second day of the year for the first casualty from Netflix cancellations to take place with 1899 being scrapped after one season. Set in the year 1899, it follows a group of passengers made up of European origin journeying from Southampton to New York City on a migrant steamship when a horrifying nightmare becomes real. Made by Dark makers Jantje Friese and Baran Bo Odar, the latter confirmed the news (via Instagram): "With a heavy heart we have to tell you that 1899 will not be renewed. We would have loved to finish this incredible journey with a 2nd and 3rd season as we did with Dark. But sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned". 

1899 stars Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, José Pimentão, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, Jonas Bloquet, Rosalie Craig, Maciej Musial, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Lucas Lynggard Tønnesen, Alexandre Willaume, Tino Mewes, Isaak Dentier, Fflyn Edwards and Anton Lesser. 

Inside Job

Clark Duke, Tisha Campbell, Lizzy Caplan in Inside Job

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US adult animated sci-fi sitcom Inside Job was the second Netflix show to receive the chop, originally receiving commission for a second season in June 2022, only for it to be taken away in January 2023. This was confirmed by creator Shion Takeuchi (via Twitter), stating how "heartbroken" he was regarding the decision. "Over the years, these characters have become real people to me, and I'm devastated not to be able to watch them grow up," he added. Inside Job revolves around the shadow government and the dysfunctional team whose daily grind is committing the world’s conspiracies.

Inside Job stars Lizzy Caplan, Christian Slater, Clark Duke, Tisha Campbell, John DiMaggio, Bobby Lee, Brett Gelman, Andy Daly, and Chris Diamantopoulos. 

The Chair


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Another cancellation came in the form of Sandra Oh's comedy-drama, The Chair. Debuting in August 2021, the series follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at the prestigious Pembroke University. It was first mentioned by Oh in a February 2022 interview with Variety that it might not return before creator Amanda Peet then confirmed the show's cancellation (speaking at the TCAs) in January 2023. 

The Chair stars Sandra Oh, Jay Duplass, Bob Balaban, Nana Mensah, Everly Carganilla, David Morse and Holland Taylor. 


Uncoupled. (L to R) Tuc Watkins as Colin McKenna, Neil Patrick Harris as Michael Lawson in episode 101 of Uncoupled. Cr. Sarah Shatz/Netflix © 2022

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Not even the star power of Neil Patrick Harris was enough to save Uncouple from cancellation on Netflix after only one season. As first reported by Variety, the rom-com series was not picked up for a second season with news that it wouldn't be coming back surfacing in January. It told the story of Michael, a gay man in his forties who is thrust back into single life after his perfect partner suddenly decides to call it quits. The good news is though, Showtime actually decided to take on Uncoupled with it set to return in future.

Uncoupled stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tuc Watkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Emerson Brooks, Brooks Ashmanskas and Tisha Campbell. 

Dead End: Paranormal Park

Dead End: Paranormal Park. (L to R) Kathreen Khavari as Badyah, Emily Osment as Courtney, Zach Barack as Barney, Alex Brightman as Pugsley and Kody Kanitha as Norma in Dead End: Paranormal Park. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

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Based on the graphic novel DeadEndia by Hamish Steele, Dead End: Paranormal Park follows the adventures of Barney, Norma and magical-talking-dog Pugsley, as they balance their summer jobs at the local theme park haunted house while battling the totally real supernatural forces that dwell within it. It was cancelled in January 2022 after two seasons. 

“It was always the plan to give these characters the proper ending they deserve," said Steele (via Twitter). "But sadly, the powers that be don’t want any more. Honestly, we were lucky to make it through everything happening in the last few years.”

Dead End: Paranormal Park stars Zach Barack, Kody Kavitha, Emily Osment, Alex Brightman, Miss Coco Peru, Kenny Tran, Kathreen Khavari and Jamie Demetriou. 

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice Kim Hye-soo as Sim Eun-seok in Juvenile Justice Cr. Swann Studio/Netflix © 2022

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Lasting a little over a year, Juvenile Justice, which follows the story of a judge who dislikes juveniles only to get appointed as the judge of a juvenile court, was cancelled after only one season. It was first reported by the Korean news network Naver (via What's on Netflix) that the show wouldn't return with pre-production and casting for the second season already underway at the time of the decision. 

Juvenile Justice stars Kim Hye-soo, Kim Mu,yeol, Lee Sung-min and Lee Jung-eun.

Hot Skull

Hot Skull

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Turkish sci-fi series Hot Skull failed to pick up a second season too, first debuting in December 2022 and being cancelled in February 2023. That's according to actor Şevket Çoruh (via What's on Netflix)  who played  Anton Kadir Tarakçi in the show and responded to a fan on Twitter confirming it was cancelled. Based on the novel of the same name, it was set in a dystopian world where an epidemic that spreads through verbal communication is rife, only for one linguist to find himself immune.

Hot Skull stars Osman Sonant, Sevket Coruh, Hazal Subasi, Kubilay Tuncer, Arda Aranat, Furkan Kalabalik, Enes Gezici, Isik Naz Özedgü and Jordan Reynolds.

Ridley Jones

Ridley Jones

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Kids TV show Ridley Jones was quietly cancelled after five seasons in March with creator Chris Nee confirming the news. It follows six-year-old Ridley who, alongside her mother and grandmother, is a protector of the museum she calls home.

"Oh and yes, this is the end of the series," wrote Nee (via Twitter). "They cancelled us after what they just put out. They threw all the specials, the xmas special (now?), the feature length special, the CYNDI LAUPER episode and just quietly slipped it onto the service. So this is it." 

Ridley Jones stars Iara Nemirovsky, Iris Menas, Tyler Shamy, Ashlyn Madden, David Errigo Jr. and Laraine Newman.

Young Wallander

Young Wallander

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Young Wallander was cancelled in March following two seasons on Netflix. It was confirmed via What's on Netflix that the crime-drama show surrounding Henning Mankell's fictional detective, Kurt Wallander, will not be returning for a third. The show failed to garner enough viewership with critical reception being mixed – most notably, many questioned the choice to set the series in modern day. 

Young Wallander stars Adam Pålsson, Richard Dillane, Leanne Best, Ellise Chappell, Charles, Mnene, Yasen Atour, Alan Emrys, Kiza Deen and Jack Bandeira. 



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The first cancellation from Netflix to take place in April was Sex/Life, a romantic drama starring Sarah Shahi based on the novel 44 Chapters about 4 Men. It tells the story of a love triangle between a woman, her husband, and her past that takes a provocative new look at female identity and desire. A Netflix spokesperson told Deadline that season two had wrapped up storylines for key characters with a happy conclusion alongside the series coming to a "natural close". 

Sex/Life stars Sarah Shahi, Mike Vogel, Margaret Odette, Adam Demos, Cleo Anthony and Darius Homayoung. 


Ciara Riley Wilson as Demi, Tenzing Trainor as Cameron, Bryana Salaz as Ines, Keyla Monterroso Mejia as Gloria in episode 101 of Freeridge

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Another cancellation in April was Freeridge, a spinoff of On My Block that didn't make it to a second season. A coming-of-age comedy that follows sibling rivals Gloria and Ines alongside their friends Demi and Cameron who unleash a curse bringing dark misfortune into their lives. It ran for eight episodes and was scrapped two months after its debut, as confirmed by Variety

Freeridge stars Keyla Monterroso Mejia, Bryana Salaz, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Peggy Blow and Clara Riley Wilson.

Bling Empire and Bling Empire: New York

Bling Empire and Bling Empire: New York

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Two cancellations in one! Netflix was holding nothing back when it decided to cancel Bling Empire after its third season and its spinoff, Bling Empire: New York following the conclusion of its first. As first reported by Deadline, the reality series revolved around the lives of rich Asian Americans in Los Angeles and New York, respectively.

Bling Empire and Bling Empire: New York stars Christine Chiu, Kane Lim, Kevin Kreider, Gabriel Chu, Anna Shay, Jessey Lee, Cherie Chan, Kim Lee, Andrew Gray,  Kelly Mi Li, Jamie Xie and Guy Tang.



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May kicked off with the rom-com series Smiley reported to not be returning for a second season. The news was confirmed by creator Guillem Clua in an interview with Aqui Catalynya (via Yahoo), where they stated: “I can tell you that there won’t be a second season of Smiley". Set in Barcelona, it tells the story of two men and their friends as navigate hesitations, hangups and missed connections as they search for the true love they've been missing

Smiley stars Carlos Cuevas, Miki Esparbé, Pepón Nieto, Meritxell Calvo, Eduardo Lloveras, Giannina Fruttero, Ruth Llopis, Cedrick Mugisha, Ramon Pujol and Carles Sa



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A reboot/continuation of the classic Mexican telenovela Rebelde under the same name was cancelled by Netflix in May, with actor Sergio Mayer Mori confirming the decision. “It would be an honor for me to be able to do the third, fourth and fifth, the thing is that it hasn’t been done anymore," said Mori in an interview with Hola! Mexico (via What's on Netflix). "It was Netflix, it was the producers who told us: ‘thanks for everything guys, and the third time, there is no more'". 

Rebelde stars Giovanna Grigio, Sergio Mayer Mori, Franco Masini, Alejandro Puente, Azul Guaita, Jerónimo Cantillo, Andrea Chaparro, Lizeth Selene

Lockwood & Co.

Lockwood & Co.

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The British supernatural detective thriller Lockwood & Co. was the next to receive the axe after only one season on Netflix. Set in a world plagued by ghosts, where giant corporations employ psychic teens to battle the supernatural, only one company operates without adult supervision – that company is Lockwood & Co. It was developed by Joe Cornish and based on the books by Jonathan Stroud.

The decision that the show hadn't been renewed by Netflix was confirmed by the production company Complete Fiction. “With heavy hearts, we announce that Lockwood & Co. will not be returning for a second series," reads the statement. "Making this show was one of the most rewarding experiences of our careers and we will forever treasure it".

Lockwood & Co. stars Ruby Stokes, Cameron Chapman, Ali Hadji-Heshmati, Ivanno Jeremiah, Jack Bandeira, Rhianna Dorris, Paddy Holland, Rico Vina, Bronwyn James and Louise Brealey. 

Hard Cell

Catherine Tate in Hard Cell

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Here's an unusual one: Hard Cell from Catherine Tate was cancelled by Netflix but nobody told the star that the British mockumentary sitcom would not be returning for a second series. Tate revealed the news speaking to Zoe Ball on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show in promotion of her new BBC One sitcom, Queen of Oz. T3 subsequently verified that Hard Cell will not be returning to Netflix. The show follows a fictionalised female prison that decides to put on a musical to help with rehabilitation with Tate playing six of the main characters.

Hard Cell stars Catherine Tate, Christian Brassington, Cheryl Fergison, Niky Wardley, Joja Olajide and Peter Singh. 

Snowflake Mountain

Snowflake Mountain

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It didn't take long for Netflix to make its first cancellation in July with Snowflake Mountain receiving the chop. As reported by Deadline, the reality series about 10 spoiled young adults that venture into the wilderness to see if they can stand on their own two feet, with a prize of $50,000 up for grabs, was confirmed to not be returning for a second series. The reasoning was likely down to viewership, though, Netflix declined to comment.  

Snowflake Mountain was hosted by Joel Graves and originally premiered in June 2022 on Netflix.

Welcome to Eden 

Welcome to Eden

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Spanish sci-fi thriller Welcome to Eden was the next show to get axed, having managed to earn itself two seasons before its untimely cancellation – namely, as season two ended on a cliffhanger that will now go unresolved. Spanish outlet Fotogramas (via What's on Netflix) broke the news with the last season debuting in April 2023. 

Welcome to Eden stars Amaia Aberasturi, Ana Mena, Berta Castañé, Belinda. Tomy Aguilera, Diego Garisa, Albert Baró, Lola Rodriguez, Amaia Salamanca, Guillermo Pfening, Begoña Vargas,Sergio Momo, Irene Dev and Carlos Soroa.

Sky High: The Series

Sky High: The Series

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Another show reportedly not returning from Spanish outlet Fotogramas (via What's on Netflix) is Sky High: The Series, which tells the tale of a newly widowed single mom who joins her late husband's gang and becomes a crime boss. While the action drama managed to crack the top 10 for global viewership, we can only assume it did not meet Netflix's own internal targets and, thus, has now been cancelled. 

Sky High: The Series stars Asia Ortega, Luis Tosar, Álvaro Rico, Patricia Vico, Fernando Cayo, Áyax Pedrosa, Alana La Hija, Carmen Sánchez, Dollar Selmouni and Richard Holmes.

In Love All Over Again 

In Love All Over Again

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In Love All Over Again became the third and final Netflix cancellation that was reported by Spanish outlet Fotogramas (via What's on Netflix) in July, having been unable to secure a second season at the streamer. Again likely down to Netflix's own metrics, the coming-of-age rom-com about Irene and Julio who keep falling in love, splitting up and repeating the same process over and over debuted in February before being scrapped five months later.

In Love All Over Again stars Georgina Amorós, Franco Masini, Carlos Gonzalez, Blanca Martinez, Albert Salazar, Roser Vilajosana, Kyle Scudder, and Alyssa Gabrielle Rodriguez.  

What Netflix show could be cancelled next? 

God’s Favorite Idiot. (L to R) Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck, Ben Falcone as Clark Thompson in episode 101 of God’s Favorite Idiot. Cr. Vince Valitutti/Netflix © 2022

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While any show is likely at risk of cancellation at Netflix (unless it's Stranger Things), we have a feeling we won't see God's Favourite Idiot back anytime soon. Starring real-life married couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone as Amily Luck and Clark Thompson, respectively, the apocalyptic work comedy debuted in June 2022 and we've not heard a word since. No renewal has been announced, either. 

The interesting thing is that Netflix reportedly stopped filming on season one with it planned to be 16 episodes instead of eight, according to Variety. Australian Media then claimed that the cast was paid for the full 16 episodes but the crew were not, so it seems a coin flip if it will return. Considering it didn't rank particularly highly in Netflix's streaming charts, we think God's Favourite Idiot will be cancelled relatively soon, and if it does return to finish the reported filming commitments, it likely won't make it to seasons three, sadly. That's just our thoughts, though.

There you have it. Every show cancelled by Netflix in 2023 so far. We'll be updating this piece (hopefully not that often) whenever a show is cancelled by Netflix. What show do you think didn't deserve cancellation at Netflix? We're still not over GLOW.

Matt Poskitt
Freelance Writer

Matt is a freelance writer for T3, covering news and keeping up with everything games, entertainment, and all manner of tech. You can find his work across numerous sites across the web, including TechRadar, IGN, GamesRadar, Tom's Guide, Fandom, NME, and more. In his spare time, Matt is an avid cinema-goer, keen runner and average golfer (at best). You can follow him @MattPoskitt64