If you were hoping that Netflix would pump the brakes on its cancellation spree in the new year, we have some bad news for you. After axing dozens of original shows in 2022, Netflix picked up right where it left off in January, as 1899 was cancelled just 48 hours into 2023.
We don’t know exactly what the future holds, but Netflix is not going to stop cancelling shows any time soon. We’ll keep you updated here with a list of all the original shows Netflix has cancelled in 2023, as well as any additional context we can provide.
If you’d like to focus on movies and shows that might actually have a future on the service, visit our guide on everything new on Netflix this month.
Netflix cancelled shows 2023: A complete list
We’ll continue to update this list throughout the year every time Netflix cancels a show:
Netflix cancelled 1899 in January 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: When mysterious events change the course of an immigrant ship headed for New York in 1899, a mind-bending riddle unfolds for its bewildered passengers.
Creators and showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese shared the following statement after the cancellation: “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 second and third season as we did with Dark. But sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned. That’s life. We know this will disappoint millions of fans out there. But we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts that you were a part of this wonderful adventure. We love you. Never forget.”
Netflix cancelled Inside Job in January 2023 after one season, despite having already renewed the animated series for a second season in June 2022.
Netflix synopsis: Lizard people? Real. The moon landing? Fake. Managing the world’s conspiracies is a full-time job for an awkward genius and her dysfunctional co-workers.
Inside Job creator Shion Takeuchi shared the following statement regarding the cancellation: “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.”
Dead End: Paranormal Park
Netflix cancelled Dead End: Paranormal Park in January 2023 after two seasons.
Netflix synopsis: Two teens and a talking pug team up to battle demons at a haunted theme park — and maybe even save the world from a supernatural apocalypse.
Dead End: Paranormal Park creator Hamish Steele released the following statement: “Obviously we never wanted this to be the case. In fact, we did a writers room for Season 3. We have scripts and designs and outlines ready to go. It was always the plan to give these characters the proper ending they deserve. But sadly, the powers that be don’t want any more.”
Steele plans to write a third and final DeadEndia graphic novel to conclude the story.
Netflix cancelled Uncoupled in January 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: Stunned when his longtime boyfriend moves out, a New York City real estate broker faces the prospect of starting over — and dating again — in his 40s.
The cancellation of the series, which starred Neil Patrick Harris, was confirmed by Variety. Darren Star, the creator of the series, will continue to work with Netflix, as he also created the incredibly popular Emily in Paris for the streaming service. Previously, Star created a multitude of hit shows, including Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, and Sex in the City.
Netflix cancelled Juvenile Justice in January 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: A tough judge balances her aversion to minor offenders with firm beliefs on justice and punishment as she tackles complex cases inside a juvenile court.
According to a report from Star News, Netflix cancelled the second season of the K-drama series while it was in pre-production. The report notes that there had even been auditions for actors who would play the students in season 2, but those actors were notified about the show’s cancellation before any of the castings were announced.
Netflix cancelled Hot Skull in February 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: In a dystopian world, as an epidemic spreads through verbal communication, a tyrannical institution pursues a linguist immune to the disease.
As spotted by What’s on Netflix, one of the Turkish dystopian sci-fi show’s actors, Şevket Çoruh, tweeted on February 3 that his friendship with his character Anton “was short-lived.” In response, one fan asked if there would be a season 2, to which Çoruh answered: “Yok” (which translates to “no” in English). Turkish news portal Gazete Duvar also reported on the cancellation.
Netflix cancelled Ridley Jones in March 2023 after five seasons.
Netflix synopsis: Bold and curious kid Ridley and her friends protect the museum’s treasures and keep its magical secret safe: Everything comes alive at night!
“Oh and yes, this is the end of the series,” creator Chris Nee confirmed on Twitter shortly after the fifth season debuted on Netflix. “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.”
Netflix cancelled Young Wallander in March 2023 after two seasons.
Netflix synopsis: When he personally witnesses a bizarre murder, rookie cop Kurt Wallander gets tapped to help investigate in this origin story of the popular character.
After sources told What’s on Netflix that the crime drama Young Wallander had not performed well enough to earn a third season, Netflix confirmed that the show was over.
Netflix cancelled Sex/Life in April 2023 after two seasons.
Netflix synopsis: A woman’s daring sexual past collides with her married-with-kids present when the bad-boy ex she can’t stop fantasizing about crashes back into her life.
Deadline confirmed the cancellation on April 7. A Netflix spokesperson told the publication that “the second season brought the series to a natural close, wrapping up the storyline for key characters whose relationships come to a happy conclusion, adding the streamer is proud of the show and the work put in to it by producers, cast and crew.”
Netflix cancelled Freeridge in April 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: Four teen friends work to reverse a curse after a peculiar old box seems to bring misfortune — and more — into their lives.
Just two months after the first season of the On My Block spinoff premiered, Rolling Stone reported that Netflix had decided not to renew the series for a second season. Although reviews were decent, the show failed to pick up any steam on the streamer.
Bling Empire/Bling Empire: New York
Netflix cancelled Bling Empire in April 2023 after three seasons and Bling Empire: New York the same month after one season.
Netflix synopsis: Follow LA’s wildly wealthy Asian and Asian American fun seekers as they go all out with fabulous parties, glamour and drama in this reality series.
On April 19, Deadline reported that Netflix wouldn’t bring back Bling Empire or its New York-set spinoff for new seasons. Both reality series followed groups of wealthy Asian Americans, and it seems possible that behind-the-scenes drama doomed the franchise.
Netflix cancelled Smiley in April 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: Two men and their friends in Barcelona navigate hesitations, hangups and missed connections as they search for the true love they’ve been missing.
Smiley creator Guillem Clua confirmed in an interview on April 28 that the LGBTQ comedy would not be returning for a second season on Netflix.
Netflix cancelled Rebelde in May 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: As Elite Way School starts a new term, a familiar enemy — a secret society called the Lodge — threatens to crash the musical hopes of the first-years.
In an interview with ¡HOLA! México, Rebelde cast member Sergio Mayer Mori confirmed that Netflix was not picking up the show for a third season. He said he didn’t know why the show was being cancelled, but added that it definitely wasn’t his decision.
Man Vs Bee
Netflix cancelled Man Vs Bee in May 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: Bumbling dad Trevor tries to get the best of a cunning bee while house-sitting a posh mansion — but only unleashes more chaos in this comedy series.
According to The Sun, “Netflix has no plans to make a second series” of the comedy series starring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean). Of course, it’s unclear if a second season was ever in the cards, but now we can officially close the book on this series.
Lockwood & Co.
Netflix cancelled Lockwood & Co. in May 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: In a world plagued by ghosts, three teens band together as paranormal investigators, risking what little they have to unravel a diabolical conspiracy.
On Friday, May 12th, Complete Fiction Pictures announced that Lockwood & Co. would not be returning for a second season. The producers didn’t share any details about why the show hadn’t been picked up, but the first season wasn’t exactly a smash hit. That said, it performed better than some other shows that have since been renewed. Whatever the case, this is yet another show with a dedicated fan base that will be shouting for a revival elsewhere.
Netflix cancelled Snowflake Mountain in July 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: Hopelessly entitled or simply in need of tough love? Ten spoiled young adults experience nature without a parental safety net in this reality series.
On July 7, Deadline reported that the reality competition series Snowflake Mountain wouldn’t return for a second season after the first failed to find an audience.
Welcome to Eden
Netflix cancelled Welcome to Eden in July 2023 after two seasons.
Netflix synopsis: A group of young adults attend a party on a remote island, but the tempting paradise they find waiting for them holds dangerous secrets and entrapments.
Netflix confirmed to Fotogramas on July 7 that it would not bring back the Spanish sci-fi drama Welcome to Eden for a third season. The first season performed well, sticking around in the service’s global top 10 for five weeks after it debuted (via What’s on Netflix). Unfortunately, the second season wasn’t quite as popular, dooming the series.
Sky High: The Series
Netflix cancelled Sky High: The Series in July 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: When her husband dies, Sole decides that the best way to take care of her son is to become a crime boss — even if that means being her father’s enemy.
Sky High: The Series was the sequel to the movie of the same name, and its cancellation was confirmed in the Fotogramas article about Welcome to Eden.
In Love All Over Again
Netflix cancelled In Love All Over Again in July 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: Ever since they met, Irene and Julio have been falling in love, splitting up, and then trying again. Will they ever find their happy ending?
Similarly, the cancellation of In Love All Over Again was revealed in the Fotogramas article.
Netflix cancelled Wellmania in October 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: When a health crisis forces a successful food writer to rethink her hard-partying ways, she jumps into a journey to get well — even if it kills her.
After failing to chart during its premiere window in March 2023, this Australian dramedy starring media personality and comedian Celeste Barber was officially cancelled in October. Barber herself revealed the bad news in an Instagram post on October 31.
Shadow and Bone
Netflix cancelled Shadow and Bone in November 2023 after two seasons.
Netflix synopsis: Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.
You might notice that only a handful of Netflix series were cancelled over the summer during the writers’ and actors’ strikes. Well, now that the strikes are over, Netflix is going on a cancellation spree. According to Deadline, Shadow and Bone is one of five shows that will be casualties of the strikes. The second season wasn’t nearly as impactful for the streamer as season 1, and given the “pipeline logjam” all of the delayed projects are going to cause in 2024 and 2025, Netflix decided to clear out some shows that might have returned otherwise.
Glamorous, Agent Elvis, Captain Fall, and Farzar will join Shadow and Bone.
Netflix cancelled Glamorous in November 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: Aspiring influencer Marco lands a dream job with a makeup mogul and begins a dazzling journey of self-discovery amid work chaos and romantic challenges.
Netflix cancelled Agent Elvis in November 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: In this adult animated comedy, Elvis trades his jumpsuit for a jetpack when he joins a secret spy program to stop villains from destroying the world.
Netflix cancelled Captain Fall in November 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: A goofy, gullible sea captain is hired to helm a high-end cruise ship and becomes the perfect fall guy for an illicit smuggling operation.
Netflix cancelled Farzar in November 2023 after one season.
Netflix synopsis: Prince Fichael lives in a human colony on an alien world and vows to rid the planet of evil — but then learns his dad’s the biggest evildoer of them all.