Netflix continues to churn out a plethora of original content year after year. But the streaming platform also axes almost an equal number of big titles, often to the chagrin of ardent fans who would have loved more seasons or sequels.
The year 2023 is proving to be both a year of exciting renewals and heartbreaking cancellations for fans. From Inside Job to Lockwood & Co, the cancellations this year have met with resounding heartbreaks.
However, while some shows might be facing cancellation, there are many beloved series on Netflix that are returning for their final seasons, like The Crown. And, there are few which have been renewed for final seasons.
Here are all the Netflix shows that have so far been cancelled, renewed, or happen to be ending in 2023.
Shows cancelled by Netflix in 2023
Several series have faced the unfortunate fate of being cancelled in 2023, leaving fans disappointed.
1899: The multilingual mystery thriller series 1899 was the first to fall victim to Netflix’s One Season Curse in 2023. Despite its positive reviews and top ten chart success, the show will not be renewed for a second season.
Inside Job: This animated comedy, created by Shion Takeuchi, was cancelled after just one season. The characters had become dear to the creator, making it a heart-wrenching farewell.
Dead End: Paranormal Park: Animated series Dead End: Paranormal Park faced cancellation after two seasons, leaving fans with an unfinished story. Creator Hamish Steele plans to wrap up the story in a third and final graphic novel.
Uncoupled: The Neil Patrick Harris-led series Uncoupled was cancelled after one season. Despite briefly entering the top ten charts, it did not secure a second season, primarily due to a lack of interest.
The Chair: Co-creator Amanda Peet confirmed the cancellation of The Chair, a series led by Sandra Oh.
Sex/Life: One month after the release of season two, the series was cancelled. Star Sarah Shahi expressed her disappointment with the lack of support during the second season.
Freeridge: Despite positive reviews, the On My Block spin-off series was cancelled just two months after its debut, leaving fans with unresolved cliffhangers.
Bling Empire: The reality series following the lives of wealthy Asian Americans in Beverly Hills was cancelled after three seasons. The spin-off, Bling Empire: New York, met the same fate after one season.
Rebelde: The reboot of the iconic Mexican series was cancelled after two seasons due to Netflix’s decision.
Lockwood & Co: The supernatural YA series faced cancellation after one season, even though it briefly entered Netflix’s top ten charts, but allegedly, its viewing stats did not meet the threshold to green-light a second season.
Update: Shadow & Bone, Glamorous, Agent Elvis, Farzaar, and Captain Fall also join the ranks of series cancelled at Netflix in 2023.
Shows on Netflix renewed for the last seasons
While cancellations are always a sad moment for fans, some shows will at least get to wrap up their stories with final seasons. Here are the shows renewed for one last season on Netflix.
You: Netflix confirmed that the fifth season of You, the popular psychological thriller series, would be its last. The show’s creators aim to conclude the story satisfactorily.
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid spin-off series, Cobra Kai, will end with its sixth season. Creators expressed pride in finishing the series on their terms.
Mo: The comedy series created by Mohammed Mo Amer and Ramy Youssef was renewed for a second and final season, set to explore universal themes of struggle.
Big Mouth: The eighth season of Big Mouth will be its last. Fans can expect a bittersweet ending for the beloved animated series.
The Umbrella Academy: The superhero series concludes with a shorter fourth season of six episodes, leaving fans eager for the final instalment.
Young Royals: The Swedish teen drama will end its run after three seasons, saying goodbye to beloved characters.
Beloved Netflix series ending in 2023
Finally, here are some of the long-standing fan-favourite series that are concluding their runs in 2023:
The Crown: The acclaimed series is wrapping up its fictional dramatisation of the British Royal Family, with the final season spanning Princess Diana’s tragic death in 1997.
Sex Education: The beloved British series concluded with its fourth season, providing bittersweet endings for its iconic characters.
Never Have I Ever: Co-creator Mindy Kaling confirmed that season four would be the final season for the popular teen series, acknowledging the need for characters to grow and actors to move on.
Firefly Lane: The Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke series concluded after two seasons, with the final season released in two parts.
Manifest: The mystery thriller series was given a final season after being cancelled by NBC, providing closure for fans.
Riverdale: While not a Netflix original, Riverdale’s seventh and final season aired in 2023, bringing closure to the series’ unique storylines.