Why did Netflix cancel Everything Sucks! and Lady Dynamite? Recently, the streaming service’s VP of original content, Cindy Holland, explained why the TV shows were axed, Deadline reports.
Earlier this year, Netflix cancelled the ’90s-set coming-of-age comedy Everything Sucks! after only one season. In January, they did the same with the Maria Bamford comedy Lady Dynamite after two seasons.
During a recent interview, Netflix VP original content Cindy Holland explained that Everything Sucks! was cancelled because the streaming service did not think the audience would grow with more seasons:
[B]ecause we were seeing a much low completion rate of the whole season, we realized that it is very unlikely that we would be able to grow the audience, move a whole new audience through the show and have a large enough audience to justify a season 2.”
“Lady Dynamite is a show’s that’s really near and dear to my heart. Even though it’s realistic, it’s really touching and funny exploration of mental illness, and I think it has an important message to say. Ultimately, we all felt that Season 2 was the right time to end that story.”