Netflix has axed a number of shows, a whopping 100 plus, during a purge that shrinks the entertainment streaming platform juggernaut’s output of original programming last year, according to Bloomberg.
Per the report, Netflix released roughly 130 fewer original programs last year than in 2022 which marks the first time that the platform experienced a dip in their number of releases, however it is not known what cancelled shows are included in the numbers.
Another interesting trend is that Netflix had the fewest number of original releases in the last quarter of 2023 than in any year prior, and the platform cut back its production of stand-up specials, movies, TV shows and documentaries, according to What’s On Netflix data, per Forbes.
Some of the shows that were axed include “Sex Education”, “Firefly Lane,” “Sex/Life,” “Human Resources,” “Welcome to Eden,” “Shadow and Bone,” “Dead End: Paranormal Park,” “Bling Empire” and the shows spinoff, “Bling Empire: New York.”
One of the more surprising cuts was “Dead End: Paranormal Park”, which had generated positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and built up a popular base. Seeing as there is a noticeable demand for a paranormal streaming platform but not enough anchor shows to carry one, Netflix had an opportunity to carve out an incredible spot in a growing niche.
While Netflix is not scaling down their efforts in original programming, they seem to be cutting back on the volume of productions at least for the time being.