Every Netflix show cancelled or ending in 2022 (so far)
17 February 2022, 17:13 | Updated: 3 August 2022, 17:21
Dead To Me, Grace & Frankie and Ozark will air their final seasons in 2022.
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Goodbyes are always hard, but when it's your favourite Netflix show? Pure heartbreak.
Sometimes Netflix scraps shows before that even made it to production. The steamer recently cancelled a number of upcoming animations after losing 200,000 subscribers during the January-March quarter. (Sorry, we're never getting Meghan Markle's animated series Pearl, Toil and Trouble, The Twits, Dino Daycare or Boons and Curses.)
Although some of our favourite shows have already returned or are due to return in 2022 – Bridgerton, Selling Sunset and Stranger Things 4 – we'll also be bidding a sad farewell to a handful of big name titles too.
In 2021, Netflix cancelled some much-loved titles like On My Block, Julie and the Phantoms and Grand Army despite being incredibly popular with fans. We also learned that some of our faves like Dear White People and Dead To Me would sadly be drawing to a close. But, without further ado here's all the Netflix shows cancelled or ending this year.
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Every Netflix show cancelled in 2022
Netflix's first casualty of 2022 was Gentefied, which was cancelled after two seasons on January 13. Variety reported that the series, which was executive produced by Ugly Betty star America Ferrera, would not be brought back for a third season after season 2 didn't make it into Netflix's Top 10 most-popular titles.
2) Cooking with Paris
In January 2021, it was announced that Cooking with Paris had been cancelled after only one season and six episodes. The cooking show, which was fronted by the heiress and featured celeb guests like Demi Lovato and Kim Kardashian, premiered back in August 2021 but Deadline confirmed that Netflix had not ordered anymore episodes.
3) Another Life
In February, Netflix officially cancelled Another Life after two seasons. The news was confirmed by Katie Sackhoff, who played Niko Breckenridge, on Twitter. She tweeted: "I'd like to thank everyone single person who watched & supported Another Life on Netflix. To our crew & cast thank you for always working so hard & being prepared. I wish we could do more seasons but sadly it’s just not in the cards. See you on the next adventure. Love Niko."
4) The Baby-Sitters Club
In March, Netflix officially cancelled The Baby-Sitters Club after only two seasons. Netflix didn't provide a reason why the show, which was based Ann M. Martin's popular novels, was cancelled, but season 2 actually received rave reviews from critics.
5) Raising Dion
In April, Netflix cancelled Raising Dion after two seasons. The Michael B Jordan-produced superhero series premiered in 2019 and season 2 premiered in February 2022.
Sammi Haney, who played Dion's best friend Esperanza, shared her disappointment on Twitter. She tweeted: "Sad to say that Raising Dion is CANCELED. Thank you for all of the amazing support we got from all of our wonderful fans! Season 2 was a success, equal to Season 1, even if just looking at how many people watched all of it and wanted a season 3!
"The only 'silver lining' is that this does free me up to pursue other roles. My Netflix contract kept me from accepting other major roles offered to me (1 actually written with me in mind) on other tv shows! So if you work for a major studio, hit me up again, I’m ready!"
6) Pretty Smart
In April 2022, Netflix cancelled Pretty Smart after only one season. The sitcom centred on super-smart Chelsea (Emily Osment) who is forced to move in with her ditzy sister Claire (Olivia Macklin) and Claire's roommates after being dumped by her boyfriend.
Diablero has been cancelled after two seasons, What's On Netflix has confirmed. The Mexican horror series first debuted on Netflix back in 2018 and then a second season arrived in 2020. Fans were expecting a third season in 2022 but production sources told the publication that there's "no chance" the show would return.
8) Archive 81
Netflix cancelled Archive 81 after only one season. Based on a podcast of the name, season 1 was released in January 2022 and told the story of an archivist who takes on a job restoring damaged videotapes. However, she soon gets pulled into the vortex of a mystery involving the missing director and a demonic cult.
9) On The Verge
On The Verge creator Julie Delpy confirmed that the series had been cancelled after one season in April 2022. The series followed four friends navigating their late 40s and fans begged for a season 2, but Julie confirmed that the show was over in her Instagram comment section, noting that its distributors "forgot to announce it was cancelled".
10) Space Force
Space Force has officially been cancelled after two seasons. The Steve Carell-led comedy was created by The Office creator Greg Daniels and received lukewarm reviews for both seasons. The series was also incredibly expensive to make. Steve was paid $1 million per episode and production even moved from Los Angeles to Vancouver to cut production costs.
11) First Kill
In August, Netflix cancelled First Kill after only one season. The first 28 days are often vital in the renewal status of a show and Deadline reports that the vampire series peaked at No. 3 in its first full week of release with 48.8 million hours viewed, behind Stranger Things 4 and the sixth season of Peaky Blinders. Ultimately, First Kill failed to meet its viewing targets and completion of episodes.
Every Netflix show ending in 2022
There are a number of Netflix series that will air their final seasons in 2022. Here's all the shows that will be ending this year.
1) After Life
After Life aired its final season in January 2022. The news was revealed only a few months after the show was renewed for season 3, with creator Ricky Gervais revealing that the comedy would not be back for a fourth season because he wants the show to go out on a high.
The final season of Ozark was announced back in June 2020, with Netflix confirming that season 4 will be split into two parts, consisting of 7 episodes each. The first part of the final season will premiere on January 21 and the second part is coming later in 2022.
3) The Last Kingdom
In April 2021, it was announced that The Last Kingdom would end with season 5, which will be airing on 9 March 2022. Don't be too upset, though, because the final season will be followed by a movie, titled Seven Kings Must Die, which will begin filming in 2022.
4) Dead To Me
In July 2020, Netflix announced that Dead to Me will return for a third and final season. No official premiere date for the new season has been set just yet but Netflix confirmed that Dead to Me season 3 will air in Fall 2022, after filming was halted because Christina Applegate, who plays main character Jen Harding, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
5) Grace & Frankie
In 2020, it was announced that Grace & Frankie's seventh season would be its last. The show's co-creator Marta Kauffman told Los Angeles Times that the show would be ending because "Netflix isn't doing long-term series anymore" and she was happy to have even made it to season 7. The series was split into two parts, so the final 12 episodes of season 7 will air in 2022.
6) Family Reunion
Netflix renewed Family Reunion for a third and final season of 10 episodes in 2021, Deadline reported. While there's no release date, the third season is expected to air in 2022.
7) Locke & Key
In April 2022, it was announced that the third season of Locke & Key would be the last, Deadline reports. Based on the comic book series of the same name, it was always intended that the show would end with season 3.
"Once we began working on the series, we felt three seasons was the ideal length to bring the story of the Locke family and their Keyhouse adventures to a satisfying conclusion," Locke & Key executive producers/co-showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill said in a statement.
"As storytellers, we are grateful that we had the opportunity to tell our version of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s incredible story exactly the way we wanted. We’re keeping the magical keys, though, for our own personal use."
The third and final season will consist of eight episodes and is expected to be released on Netflix later this year.