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“They talk to a very small audience on a very big budget”: Netflix Deflects Blame Towards Customers, Claims Successful Shows are Never Canceled After Axing Warrior Nun

“They talk to a very small audience on a very big budget”: Netflix Deflects Blame Towards Customers, Claims Successful Shows are Never Canceled After Axing Warrior Nun

Netflix has been under fire for canceling multiple shows in recent months. The cancelation spree of the streaming giant started in late 2022 and is still going on, with animated shows like Inside Job and Dead End being the newest addition to the list. This behavior did not sit very well with the fans of the shows, and they started calling out the streaming platform to bring the shows back. Fans of the fantasy drama Warrior Nun even went on to put a billboard in front of the streaming giant’s headquarters to save the show.

Netflix
Netflix

However, the streaming giant has not shown any compassion toward these fans. And as the backlash grows with the growing number of canceled shows, the new co-CEO of the streaming platform responded to the increasing backlash.

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Netflix New Co-CEO’s Justifies Shows Cancellations

The streaming giant recently canceled a number of shows. While some of these shows were canceled just after a single season, shows like Warrior Nun was canceled after two successful seasons on the streaming platform. One of the canceled shows, Inside Job, was even renewed for another season before its cancellation.

Netflix canceled shows
Netflix’s canceled shows

And as the outrage grows over these cancelations, the new co-CEO of the streaming giant, Ted Sarandos, has explained the reason behind these cancellations. In his recent interview with Bloomberg, Ted Sarandos said that they have never canceled “a successful show.”

Sarandos said that most of the canceled shows were “well-intended.” He said, “A lot of these shows were well-intended but talk to a very small audience on a very big budget.”

Netflix co-CEOs Greg Peters and Ted Sarandos
Netflix co-CEOs Greg Peters and Ted Sarandos

The co-CEO further explained that the small-budget shows are intended to target a small audience, and the big-budget shows are meant to target a bigger audience. “If you do that well, you can do that forever,” Ted Sarandos explained.

The co-CEO seems to have claimed that the shows were simply canceled due to poor performance despite their high cost. His statements also seem to indicate that Netflix has no plans of bringing back the canceled shows. However, the reasoning did not go well with the fans of Warrior Nun, who are determined to save their favorite fantasy drama.

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Warrior Nun Fans Call Out Netflix

Alba Baptista starrer Warrior Nun premiered on Netflix in July 2020. Following a positive response, the streaming giant renewed the show for a second season, which was released in November 2022. However, soon after the release of its second season, Netflix canceled the show.

Warrior Nun
Netflix’s Warrior Nun

After the show’s cancelations, fans started campaigning and demanded the streaming should giant renew it for season 3. And they are certainly not satisfied with the co-CEO’s justification as they started to question how a show “with 228% return on investment” is not profitable.

They called out the streaming giant’s claims saying that the show has been in the top 10 for global demand for 10 weeks straight, asking Netflix, “How is that not successful?” Warrior Nun fans are not ready to back down and are prepared to prove that Netflix had no better reason to cancel the show. However, there are reports claiming that the streaming giant is not done yet, and viewers can expect more cancellations in the future.

Warrior Nun is available to stream on Netflix.

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Source: Bloomberg

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.