Full list of 22 series cancelled by Netflix so far in 2020
15th October 2020

Netflix fans have been left devastated this year by a series of cancellations of their favourite shows.

Among those which have had the chop include Ru Paul's  AJ and the Queen,TheOA,  and GLOW.

It's been widely reported that Netflix decides to renew or cancel its shows based on a viewership versus cost of renewal review process.

The process helps decide whether the cost of making a show is proportionate to the number of viewers it receives.

Netflix’s vice president of original programming Cindy Holland said in 2018: “The biggest thing that we look at is, are we getting enough viewership to justify the cost of the series?”

Netflix may have its reasons for pulling the plug on our favourite shows but we still don't love it.

Daily Star Online takes a look at every show Netflix has cancelled so far in 2020.

Spinning Out

Figure skating drama Spinning Out found itself axed just a month after the first series aired.

It starred Kaya Scodelaerio as Olympic figure skating hopeful Kat Baker and told about her struggle with mental illness.

The series also cast an eye on her turbulent family life with her mum and love life as she returned to skating after a terrifying accident.

Aj and The Queen

RuPaul 's comedy series, about a down-on-her-luck drag queen, premiered in January 2020 but was cancelled two months later.

Turn Up Charlie

Idris Elba's comedy series about a DJ who becomes a nanny for his celebrity friend's daughters was cancelled in April 2020 after one season.

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Wrestling comedy GLOW premiered in 2017 and soon got a huge fan following.

Despite this it was axed in October 2020 before the fourth and final series had even finished being filmed.

Teenage Bounty Hunters

The teen comedy told about sixteen-year-old twin sisters Sterling and Blair who worked as bounty hunters. The show was axed this year after one season.


Marianne tells the story of young novelist Emma who discovers her horror novels become reality. The plug was pulled on the show in January after one series, which aired in September 2019.

Next in Fashion

The fashion competition featuring Queer Eye 's Tan France was cancelled in June 2020 after one season.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ended  in July after season four, but fans didn't let it disappear from TV screens without a fight and started a petition in response.


The series was cancelled after one season in March 2010 after first airing in January that year.  Prior to that a trailer for the series sparked controversy even before the full series landed on the streamer in January 2020.

I Am Not Okay With This

I Am Not Okay With This was cancelled in August soon after it first aired.

This came after a second series had been planned and the writing team had begun work on the show.

According to reports uncertainty over the show as a result of the coronavirus pandemic caused the show to be axed.

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Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj

The topical comedy show was cancelled in August 2020 after two years and 39 episodes.

A source close to the show told Forbes the show was cancelled as  "Netflix weighs viewers against cost when making renewal decisions", and "has struggled to succeed in the talk show category".

The Society

The mystery teen drama series first aired in May 2019 and the show was cancelled in August 2020.

Reasons for cancelling the show  were "uncertainty due to coronavirus filming restrictions".

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Altered Carbon

The sci-fi series starred 8 Mile 's Anthony Mackie and amassed a huge cult following.

It reportedly cost roughly $7million per episode to make.

The series was cancelled in August 2020, two months after the second series aired.

Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love

In September 2020 Netflix announced it would not be airing the second series of Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love.

It said the show will end with an already planned Christmas special

The Big Show Show

The Big Show Show, a family sitcom starring the legendary WWE Superstar The Big Show premiered in April.

The series examined the wrestler’s life post-retirement as a father of three daughters.

Netflix announced the planned second season would not go ahead.

But the final episode, a pre-agreed Christmas special, will still go ahead.

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Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show

The critically acclaimed sketch show was cancelled in June after one season that first aired in December 2019.

Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show featured Upright Citizen's Brigade's first all-Black group, Astronomy Club,

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The show had an all-star cast, won an Emmy, and was in Netflix's top ten series list.

Despite this the series was sadly axed after just one season in September 2020.

October Faction

This supernatural drama based on a comic book was one of Netflix's most popular shows in February of this year.

It was cancelled in January 2020 despite the furious protests of fans on social media.

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V Wars

Netflix's pandemic thriller was set to be a big success and starred huge Hollywood star Ian Somerhalder.

It was cancelled in April after just one season –  despite this Ian has told fans on Instagram that the show is not over yet.

He said: "I just wanna thank you for all the incredible messages I've been getting, incredible amounts of incredible messages, asking me if this is the end of the road for Dr Swann and V Wars.

"No, no it's not the end of the road for Dr. Swann or V Wars. There are a lot of great stories to tell and I'm going to tell them."


Soundtrack starring  Jenna Dewan was cancelled in January 2020 after one series.

Producer Joshua Safran said he "felt we’d made something unique, fresh, weird, and, well, great. And yet, it all but disappeared. Barely even got reviewed. I personally feel like it never came out."


This French science fiction set in near future Paris was cancelled in January 2020, after one season.  It told of a dystopian future where dating apps use neurological data to make matches


The French sci-fi series told the story of a group of teenagers bound together by supernatural powers.

It was cancelled by  Netflix in January 2020.

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