Julie and the Phantoms and 4 canceled Netflix shows fans have petitioned to save

JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS (L to R) JEREMY SHADA as REGGIE, MADISON REYES as JULIE, and CHARLIE GILLESPIE as LUKE in episode 106 of JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS Cr. KAILEY SCHWERMAN/NETFLIX © 2020
JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS (L to R) JEREMY SHADA as REGGIE, MADISON REYES as JULIE, and CHARLIE GILLESPIE as LUKE in episode 106 of JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS Cr. KAILEY SCHWERMAN/NETFLIX © 2020 /
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Although Netflix is one of the top streaming platforms, the streamer sometimes makes terrible decisions when it comes to deciding whether or not they’re going to renew a series. Over the years, we’ve seen many Netflix shows like Julie and the PhantomsGrandy Army, and The Society get canceled, and the streamer’s decisions are still not sitting well with fans to this day.

While some reasons for cancellation were justified, others just didn’t make any sense. Fans of the canceled Netflix shows couldn’t believe that their favorite series was prematurely coming to an end. But they refused to give up hope and banded together to petition to save some of their favorite Netflix shows.

The goal of the petitions is to hopefully get Netflix to reconsider the shows cancellations. Fans are hoping that the streamer will reverse the cancellations and that they’ll get more seasons of their favorite shows.

Sadly, fans haven’t seen much progress when it comes to reversals. Also, it doesn’t help that for many of the canceled Netflix shows, a lot of time has passed since their cancellation. But some fans remain hopeful and push on with their efforts to see their favorite series return.

Netflix shows fans petitioned to save

Below, we shared five Netflix shows fans have petitioned to save. Starting off our list is the musical series Julie and the Phantoms. 

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JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS (L to R) MADISON REYES as JULIE and CHARLIE GILLESPIE as LUKE in episode 107 of JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS Cr. KAILEY SCHWERMAN/NETFLIX © 2020 /

Julie and the Phantoms

Julie and the Phantoms premiered on Netflix in September 2020 to mostly positive reviews from critics. Also, viewers absolutely loved the show. The teen musical series even managed to pick up a few Emmy Awards in 2021. It had an incredible cast, an amazing soundtrack, and a unique premise. This is why it didn’t make sense that Netflix canceled the show after one season.

Three months after the first season’s premiere, a fan campaign to save Julie and the Phantoms was started on change.org by Rebecca den Boer. The campaign was started after fans became wary about the future of the show. Then, fans began swarming various social media platforms to spam the different Netflix accounts with messages expressing how much they loved the show and for the streamer to renew the series.

Julie and the Phantoms remained in limbo for over a year before Netflix announced the show’s cancellation in December 2021. Although the teen series has been officially canceled, some fans are staying strong and refusing to give up in hopes that one day they’ll see Julie and the Phantoms back on their screens.

Anne with an E

The Anne with an E fanbase is one of the strongest and most loyal fanbases ever. Anne with an E is a Canadian television series that was jointly produced by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) and Netflix. The drama series had a series run of three seasons before being canceled in 2019.

Anne with an E is another show that managed to snag many award nominations. The show even won several Canadian Screen Awards. You would think a show that has received such accolades would be safe from cancellation. However, this wasn’t the case.

Fans were distraught over the cancellation news and quickly began their campaigns to save Anne with an E. The first campaign started in November 2019 on change.org, but there have been tons of new petitions to save the drama series since then. So many people have signed the petitions. Fans became more creative and were even using their own money to buy up billboards all across the U.S. and Canada. But Netflix and CBC have remained firm on not reversing the cancellation of Anne with an E.

We’re now in 2022 with no positive news regarding Anne with an E, so this might be the end of the road for the family drama series.

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop was released on Netflix in November 2021 and didn’t really have the chance to get its feet off the ground before Netflix axed the series in December 2021. The show received mostly negative reviews from critics. It was criticized for its writing, special effects, action scenes, and editing. Most viewers didn’t have nice things to say about the sci-fi series either. The only part of the show that was praised was the cast.

Still, some people believe that Cowboy Bebop deserves a second chance. A fan campaign titled “Save the live action Cowboy Bepop” was started on change.org, and it has garnered nearly 150,000 signatures since its launch.

As of March 2022, Netflix has not reversed Cowboy Bebop‘s cancellation, and sadly it doesn’t look like it will ever happen.

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Glow

I think Glow‘s cancellation was by far the worst on the list besides Cowboy Bebop. My reasoning being that Glow was renewed for a fourth and final season but then was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The comedy-drama series was three weeks into filming the fourth season when production had to be shut down. Then, in October 2020, Netflix canceled the fourth season.

Shortly after the cancellation, fans rallied together to create a petition to bring back Glow. Fans were petitioning for a Glow movie to wrap things up or the release of the remaining episodes. Some of the Glow stars like Kate Nash and Marc Maron even spoke out in support of the fan campaign. Unfortunately, fan efforts have not changed Netflix’s decision and the wrestling drama remains canceled.

The OA

Another cancellation that hit fans hard is the cancellation of The OAThe OA had a series run of two seasons before being canceled in August 2019. Although the show had a smaller fanbase than other Netflix original series, The OA fans were very loyal.

Fans still do not have the answer to why the mystery drama series was canceled. However, they suspect it has something to do with low viewership numbers and/or the high budget to make the show.

The OA‘s cancellation also caused several celebrities such as Bella Thorne, Kehlani, Emma Roberts, and others to express their feelings. A petition was started on change.org and has received over 8,000 signatures since its launch. There was also a huge response on Twitter. Fans began a movement on Twitter with the hashtag #SaveTheOA.

Unfortunately, it’s been several years since the show’s cancellation, and there hasn’t been any good news. So it looks like fans will have to move on and look forward to new science fiction content coming to the streamer.

What canceled Netflix shows do you wish could come back? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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