Netflix has pulled the plug Erasedthe action comedy series of Cobra Kai‘s creators, after one season.
According to Deadline And Variety, the over-the-top, R-rated series has not been renewed for a second outing on Netflix after the streaming giant canceled the project. No reason has been given for the show’s discontinuation, but it is likely that, despite proving popular among the streamer’s global user base, Erased did not meet expectations.
On the surface it seemed that way Erased would be a good fit for the world’s best streaming service. The lead was in the hands of Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald – the trio behind the hugely popular one Karate child TV spin-off Cobra Kai – and seemed like a raunchy, extravagant action romp that would make for easy viewing.
Despite poor critical reception – Erased has a critic-based rating of 45% Rotten tomatoes – it did well on Netflix. The series spent six weeks on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows chart after its release on November 30, 2023, even reaching number one in its second week on the platform. However, despite its relative success, Netflix decided not to give it a second run.
Why was Obliterated canceled after one season?
Netflix hasn’t explained why Erased was canned after one season. The streaming titan also refuses to comment on its original TV show cancellations, so I won’t hold my breath for a definitive answer to the question Erased front side.
Typically, Netflix tosses a first-party TV series to the scrap heap if it underperforms. Programs that do not deliver results in terms of viewership are not considered cost-effective, especially if they are expensive to produce. If they don’t deliver value for money, Netflix’s management team doesn’t need a second invitation to toss them in the trash.
The problem with ErasedHowever, the film’s cancellation is that its performance indicates it was successful enough to warrant a sequel. Sure, it’s not one of the best Netflix shows ever made, but there aren’t many Netflix TV originals that stay on the streamer’s internal TV charts for nearly two months. The fact that she did this amidst serious competition from Squid Game: The Challenge, The crown season 6, My life with the Walter BoysAnd The Sun brothers proves that it had the staying power that normally warrants the renewal of a Netflix show.
Whatever the reason Erased‘s axing, it won’t be coming back for a sequel, and that’s sure to disappoint anyone who was entertained by what it had to offer. If you are one of those fans, you can console yourself with the fact that Erased is still available to stream, so you can watch the eight episodes to your heart’s content. Alternatively, you will need to check out Cobra Kai‘s five seasons to date prior to the launch of Cobra Kai season 6, the final entry of the series, later in 2024.