The ongoing list of Netflix canceled shows proves that all good things—and, admittedly, some not-so-good things—must come to an end.
It's always painful to part ways with beloved characters and storylines, but we're starting to get used to the streaming platform's circle of life. Below we've uncovered the series that are leaving Netflix in 2022, as well as the ones that have been outright nixed. Make sure to plan your TV binges accordingly!
Fortunately, we can count on the cycle to keep replenishing addicting shows. Check out what's new on Netflix. This year, we have already been blessed with Bridgerton season 2, Stranger Things season 4 and our new guilty obsession, Selling The OC. Anything for more O-Group drama, right?!
Netflix canceled shows: What's saying goodbye in 2022
1. 'Another Life'
Another Life was canceled in February 2022 after two seasons.
The sci-fi series stars Katee Sackhoff as astronaut Niko Breckinridge, who leads her crew on a mission to space after an alien artifact unexpectedly lands on Earth.
Of the show's cancelation, Sackhoff said, "I'd like to thank every single person who watched and supported Another Life on @netflix...I wish we could do more seasons but sadly it's just not in the cards."
2. 'Archive 81'
Any film buff would be glad to take a job restoring damaged video tapes. However, things grow sinister when one archivist accepts this job and gets sucked into a mystery between a director and demonic cult. Talk about preserving history!
3. 'The Baby-Sitters Club'
Although Netflix attempted to breathe new life into the classic series, ultimately the streamer's adaptation of Ann M. Martin's novels did not surpass two seasons.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), series creator and showrunner Rachel Shukert addressed the cancellation in a statement to fans.
"I have wanted to be a part of the world Ann M. Martin created since I was 7 years old, and for two amazing seasons I actually got to be,” she said. “It was a dream come true. Although I am heartbroken not to be returning to Stoneybrook for 20 more seasons, I am so proud of the incredible show our amazing cast and crew created and the way it brought joy and comfort to so many when they needed it most."
4. 'Cooking with Paris'
Apparently Paris' culinary endeavors were not hot enough to make it to a sophomore season. The series focused on the newly-married socialite's love for cooking and often featured famous guest stars, including her reality TV wing woman, Kim Kardashian.
5. 'Dead to Me'
With a star-filled cast of Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini and James Marsden, who plays not one, but two roles, this dark comedy centers on two grieving women who bond during a support group and eventually get entangled in murder—talk about a twist!
In July 2020, the series was renewed for a third and final season, which began production in May 2021 and will air sometime in 2022.
6. 'Derry Girls'
Derry Girls, the hit comedy detailing the lives of five high school students in Northern Ireland, was canceled back in 2021—but it's not over yet!
The first season aired all the way back in 2018, and the second in 2019, but the show has been off the air since then, despite the fact that it was commissioned for a third season, due to COVID-related filming delays. Derry Girls originally aired on Channel 4 in the UK, but it is now available on Netflix in both the US and UK.
7. 'First Kill'
Less than two months after it first dropped, First Kill—a Romeo & Juliet meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer romance between LGBTQ teens, vampire hunter Calliope Burns (Imani Lewis) and vampire Juliette Fairmont (Sarah Catherine Hook)—was canceled. The show was based on a short story from best-selling author V. E. Schwab and created by Felicia D. Henderson.
Schwab took to Instagram to reveal that the day the show was picked up by the streamer was one of the happiest days of her life. When the show got the cancelled, she also poured her heart out on the 'Gram, according to TIME (opens in new tab).
"But that doesn’t mean this—the day it got cancelled—is the worst," she wrote. "Because the lack of a second season doesn’t erase the first. It happened, I got to see a great group of writers spin the thread, got to see an amazingly talented group of actors bring my characters to life."
Sadly, Gentefied, which focuses on cousins teaming up to preserve their grandfather's taco shop in a gentrifying neighborhood, was the first canceled Netflix show of the year.
“So sad that our beloved Gentefied has reached its end,” executive producer America Ferrera posted on Instagram. "I have nothing but immense pride for this gorgeous show and the incredibly talented humans who came together to put something new and deeply authentic on our screens."
9. 'Grace and Frankie'
Although Grace and Frankie are truly sworn enemies, their husbands' unexpected mutual love for one another has forced the ladies to find comfort in their nemesis. The two women, played by the ever-iconic Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, had their last hurrah on April 29, 2022, with an appearance from the inimitable queen of country (and the actors' 9 to 5 co-star), Dolly Parton.
10. 'Locke & Key'
The third and final season of Locke & Key—an adaptation of the comics by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, in which three siblings move into their late father's ancestral estate when they come across mysterious, magical keys—dropped on the streamer on Wednesday, August 10.
"Once we began working on the series, we felt three seasons was the ideal length to bring the story of the Locke family and their Keyhouse adventures to a satisfying conclusion,” showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill said during the season-three announcement in April, reported TVLine (opens in new tab).
11. 'On the Verge'
If you hadn't heard that this Netflix dramedy (which “saw four women—a chef, a single mom, an heiress and a job seeker—dig into love and work, with a generous side of midlife crises, in pre-pandemic L.A,” per its official synopsis) got cancelled back in April after a single 12-episode season, you wouldn't be the only one.
“Cancelled,” star and creator Julie Delpy wrote in an Instagram post. "But they forgot to announce it was cancelled.”
Financial advisor Martin "Marty" Byrde tries to offset the turmoil of a money-laundering scheme...so he concocts an even bigger plan. The beloved series—which stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner— has now returned for part two of the fourth and final season, after part 1 dropped back in January 2021.
13. 'Peaky Blinders'
Peaky Blinders has taken the world by storm during its five-season run, but sadly, fans are preparing to say goodbye to Tommy Shelby and the gang, as the show has now been canceled and will be ending after its sixth season has aired. The sixth series began in the UK at the end of February.
The show suffered a heartbreaking loss in 2021 when Helen McCrory, who played Polly Gray, died of breast cancer. And the series has honored Helen and the legendary character, airing her funeral scenes after her character was killed by the IRA.
The final season wrapped on Netflix in April 2022.
13. 'Pretty Smart'
The comedy series starring Hannah Montana alum Emily Osment and former Runaways star Gregg Sulkin got the ax after just one season on the streamer. Made up of ten episodes that were released back in October 2021, the show will not be returning despite the romantic cliffhanger for Emily Osment's main character, Chelsea, which means we will quite literally never know what happens next. Sigh.
Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
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