Ben Barnes because the Darkling and Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov in Shadow and Bone.Picture: Netflix
It’s a tragic day for followers of Netflix’ Shadow and Bone. The sequence adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s fantasy novels—which was developed by Arrival’s Eric Heisserer and wolfed up by passionate viewers—is not going to return for a 3rd season. This cancellation was simply one in every of many introduced by Netflix at present.
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Additionally getting the axe, as reported by Deadline: grownup animated comedies Agent Elvis, Farzar, and Captain Fall, in addition to live-action comedy-drama Glamorous. Apart from Shadow and Bone, which has had two seasons, these reveals are all ending after only one installment.
The commerce stories the cancellations, which come simply because the SAG-AFTRA strike ended, are a part of an industry-wide pattern, as “networks and platforms proceed to judge the influence from the strike-related seven-month manufacturing shutdown.” Manufacturing delays have meant beforehand mapped-out launch timelines have required shifting, with streamers specifically reevaluating what their future programming will appear to be. (On the flip aspect of this, different Netflix reveals together with One Piece and Castlevania: Nocturne have not too long ago introduced second seasons are on the best way.)
Within the case of Shadow and Bone particularly, Deadline suggests the acquainted “efficiency vs. price” ratio was an apparent wrongdoer—whereas additionally pointing to the truth that season two, which was launched in March of this 12 months, fell in need of expectations set by season one: “[season two] spent 5 weeks within the weekly High 10 for English-language sequence with out attending to No.1. That, coupled with the potential delay of Season 3, doubtless factored into the choice to not transfer ahead.”
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