Netflix is reportedly canceling a number of shows and movies after experiencing a recent customer crisis and financial problems. According to The Wrap via TechRadar (25/4), the streaming giant has stopped many shows or series in development, especially animation titles.
The company’s animation department has been hardest hit by the issues plaguing Netflix right now. Because, in addition to many titles being discontinued, Netflix’s lead creative development for original animation, Phil Rynda was removed from his position along with several employees.
According to reports, internal animation projects, including the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits, have been cancelled. The much-anticipated animated series based on Jeff Smith’s comics series Bone and Lauren Faust’s Toil and Trouble is also on the list of projects that Netflix will simply throw away.
In addition, several films that have been released on the platform have also received an impact. Bright 2, the sequel to the fantasy film starring Will Smith, will be removed from Netflix. However, this deletion may also have something to do with the tragedy of Oscar night 2022 that befell Smith and comedian Chris Rock.
It is not known how many Netflix series and movies will be removed. However, it seems that some hits like Stranger Things, The Witcher, Arcane, and Squid Game have already been secured. Meanwhile, films or projects that are in development are more at risk of being stopped halfway.