"[Netflix] now routinely ends shows after their second season, even when they’re still popular. Netflix has learned that the first two seasons of a show are key to bringing in subscribers—but the third and later seasons don’t do much to retain or win new subscribers.

Ending a show after the second season saves money, because showrunners who oversee production tend to negotiate a boost in pay after two years."

@njoseph Honestly, I personally like it.

Gives a lot of opportunities to produce new shows, put new show runners out there, new scripts, actors, concepts etc. If they know they only have two seasons they don't have to hold back material -- they can write tight scripts that push the plot ahead at a good clip. They can put all the best material out there in a concise format, e.g. the way so many great Brittish comedies only have a handful of episodes or how nearly all Anime only runs a single season.

@lordbowlich I suppose I agree with the concept when looked at this way, but the problem is that it is a constraint they're applying regardless of whether the show deserves more seasons or not.
I'm super bummed that they cancelled Santa Clarita Diet.


@njoseph then who tf thinks it's a good idea to keep renewing Big Mouth

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