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16th Nov 2023

Netflix has cancelled five of its biggest shows

Netflix has cancelled FIVE of its big shows

One had an 84 per cent Rotten Tomatoes score

Netflix has reportedly cancelled five of its big shows, including its acclaimed fantasy series Shadow and Bone.

Developed by Oscar nominated writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival, Bird Box), Shadow and Bone was based on the work of author Leigh Bardugo and centres around a young orphan named Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li).

Dark forces conspire against her when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.

Co-starring Ben Barnes (The Punisher) and actors Danielle Galligan (Kin) and Patrick Gibson (The OA), the show ran for two seasons – together scoring an 84% Rotten Tomatoes critics score.

That said, US entertainment news outlets have reported that the fantasy series was scrapped alongside four other shows – the animated comedies Agent ElvisCaptain Fall and Farzar and the live-action comedy-drama Glamorous.

All four of the other series ran for one season, with Agent Elvis noteworthy for revolving around a fictionalised version of Elvis Presley (voiced by Matthew McConaughey), who moonlights as a secret agent for the US government.

According to reports, factors for the cancellations included how well the shows performed versus how much they cost to make, as well as the lingering impacts of the recent writers’ and actors’ strikes.

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