Netflix is notorious for regularly removing old titles and introducing newer titles to its streaming platform for its audience. But 2022 saw the streaming giant endure some rough times, with Netflix stock taking a big hit as investors withdrew over a billion dollars.
Since then, the streaming giant has had to scrap several projects and even fan favorites or even those with great critical reviews. Until and unless a title achieves a juggernaut success like stranger thingsthere’s a tiny chance the streaming platform will renew the series for more installs.
Check out some of the top titles dropped by Netflix in 2022.
Raising of Dion, Space Forceand more – Netflix titles that ended in 2022
1) raise Dion
raise Dion is a superhero drama series that premiered on October 4, 2019. The series is based on Dennis Liu’s 2015 comic book of the same name and was adapted for the screen by Carol Barbee. The show starred Ja’Siah Young, Alisha Wainwright, Sammi Haney, Jason Ritter and Michael B. Jordan.
raise Dion is the story of a family with a child named Dion who develops superpowers from a young age. His mother tries her best to keep his powers secret and protect her child from any form of exploitation. It tells the heartfelt story of a mother and son relationship and how they survive the predicament they find themselves in.
raise Dion was canceled after two seasons had aired, which were surprisingly well received by audiences and critics alike. Actress Sammi Haney broke the news on her Instagram account and thanked fans for their love and support.
2) space forces
space forces is a Netflix workplace comedy centered around the newly launched United States Space Force. Created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carell, the series was released in 2020 and aired for two seasons before being canceled in August 2022. The series stars celebrities such as Steve Carell, Jimmy O. Yang, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Lisa Kudrow, among others.
The series received positive audience feedback for its first season and great critical reviews for its second season, but not enough to convince the producers to let it continue.
space forces follows a group of people who have been given the opportunity and responsibility to build America’s newest space force. Decorated General Mark Naird and senior scientist Dr. Adrian Mallory lead the new department and try desperately to achieve coherent results from their work.
3) first kill
first kill is a supernatural teen drama created by Victoria Schwab for Netflix. The series premiered on June 10, 2022 and aired eight episodes before being canceled on August 2. The title stars Sarah Catherine Hook and Imani Lewis.
first kill is about the forbidden love between a vampire and a monster hunter. Juliette and Calliope fall in love despite their fate as sworn enemies and must convince their families not to harm each other. An unlikely alliance emerges from their relationship, bringing the animosity to a halt until they figure things out.
first kill has a strong LGBTQ+ aspect and portrays a forbidden love perspective quite well. Based on an original short story by Victoria Schwab and Felicia Henderson, the series received good audience feedback and stayed in the top ten lists for three weeks, but failed to reach its threshold for a sequel and was subsequently canceled.
4) Archive 81
Archive 81 is a supernatural horror drama directed by Rebecca Sonnenshine. The series was released on January 14, 2022 and aired eight episodes adapted from a 2016 podcast of the same name. The show starred Mamoudou Athie and Dina Shihabi. Despite racking up over 128.47 million hours of watch time, the show was canceled in March.
Daniel Turner is an archivist hired by a mysterious company to salvage old videotapes dating back to 1994. Melody was a documentary filmmaker working to gather information about a demonic cult operating out of the now-ruined Viser Mansion. While working to retrieve the footage, Dan stumbles upon the dark secret of a demonic cult trying to bring a pagan god to earth to make it a better place.
5) The Babysitters Club
The Babysitters Club is a teenage drama series based on the popular novel series by Ann M. Martin. Created by Rachel Shukert, the series aired on Netflix for two seasons from July 2020 to October 2021. In March 2022, the streaming giant dropped the series, despite the series receiving a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Babysitters Club revolves around a group of middle school friends who form a babysitting service. The series follows the five girls on their business ventures as they experience the mounting pains of puberty. The show has received good reviews and has met the projected viewing time since its release. Understandably, the unexpected cancellation has left fans in despair.
If you enjoyed these titles, you might be disappointed not knowing what happened further in the stories. But don’t feel too bad because there will definitely be a lot more content on the platform that will make you forget all these.