Netflix has a brilliant catalog ranging from thriller to comedy, suspense to horror and everything else you could think of. The platform offers a delightful array of programming that is hard to contend with. Yet, as new content continues to grace the platform, an equally alarming number of shows are vanishing without prior notice. This trend is actually intensifying.

Recently Netflix has canceled five series without notifying beforehand. All the shows that had an uncertain renewal status have fallen victim to the red-hot axe. These varied series span genres with all of audiences which makes it evident that no one is exempt from Netflix's whim.

The most talked-about cancellation has been Shadow and Bone. It was based on the book by Leigh Bardugo. It had garnered legions of fans but it could not survive another season. Netflix has decided to end it once and for all.

Similar fate has befallen four other series: Agent Elvis, Farzar, Captain Fall, and Glamorous. The poor performance of these series led Netflix to decide on their end. Netflix, however, is also on its desperate search to for its latest phenomena the likes of Wednesday, Stranger Things, or Squid Game that will be able to capture a diverse audience. For now it has decided to sick to trial-and-error offering a single season to each series as a warning sign. But will this strategy work? It is unclear whether Netflix will persist with this approach in the future. For now we wallow over the fall of our favorite shows and resign ourselves to Netflix's decisions.

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Sarmind Safi

Sarmind is a Writer and an aspiring Editor who has experience in various short and long-form niches. Her academic pursuits intensely mold her industry background in content creation. She holds a Master's degree in Literature, and when not writing for professional purposes, she can be found re-reading old classics of Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. She is super fond of cats and enjoys hours of doom-scrolling through memes on social media while cuddled up with a cup of desi chai. She likes to think she is an intellectual badass (colloquial: nerdy bore), and now all she needs is a sewing kit to complete the look!

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