Netflix's Recent Cancellation Spree, Explained
Chances are, if you watch a lot of Netflix shows, one of your faves was canceled recently. The streaming service axed 12 shows so far this year and eight last year. Those fatalities include Marvel shows Luke Cage and Iron Fist, talk shows The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale and The Break With Michelle Wolf, oddball comedies Lady Dynamite and Haters Back Off, and high-budget dramas Sense8 and The Get Down. By contrast, Netflix canceled only six shows in its first six years of streaming original content. So why is Netflix getting more cutthroat?