First Kill and more Netflix shows that deserved more than one season (2022)

First Kill. (L to R) Imani Lewis as Calliope, Sarah Catherine Hook as Juliette in episode 105 of First Kill. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022
First Kill. (L to R) Imani Lewis as Calliope, Sarah Catherine Hook as Juliette in episode 105 of First Kill. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022 /
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Now that we’ve reached the end of the year, we can’t help but think about all of the Netflix shows that were canceled in 2022. More specifically, the Netflix shows that had only premiered this year. Unfortunately, the streamer did not waste any time axing its new shows, and while some we didn’t care about all that much, others we would’ve liked to see more seasons of.

This year, we saw the cancellations of shows like Another LifeGentefiedThe Baby-Sitters ClubSpace ForceRaising DionFate: The Winx SagaThe ImperfectsThe Midnight Club and many others.

But there are some canceled Netflix shows we just refuse to accept will not be coming back. These shows deserve another shot because we truly believe they didn’t get the chance to build a significant enough audience, improve in certain aspects, and show all they can be. I mean, nowadays, it’s hard for new shows to hit the ground running unless the cast is full of well-known actors. And sometimes, that’s not enough.

We get that it’s a business move. Netflix has to protect itself and make sure that it’s not continuing to produce new seasons of shows if it’s not benefiting them in the end. However, we just hate that some of the Netflix shows we enjoyed watching didn’t make the cut this year.

Netflix shows that deserved more than one season

The first show I’m about to list is very close to my heart. I was absolutely crushed when Netflix announced its cancellation. It’s the vampire teen series, First Kill.

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First Kill. (L to R) Imani Lewis as Calliope, Sarah Catherine Hook as Juliette in episode 104 of First Kill. Cr. Brian Douglas/Netflix © 2022 /

First Kill

I don’t think I’ll ever get over First Kill‘s cancellation. This teen series deserved better, and I will never stop saying that. If I’m being honest, I was shocked by how affected I was by First Kill. I thought it would be another show I would watch and then forget about. Boy, was I wrong!

I was hooked from the first episode. After that, I sped through the rest of the season in one sitting, and my first thought after finishing was, “I want more.” I needed to see how Calliope and Juliette’s love story would continue in a second season. How would Theo cope with his new abilities? What would happen with the rest of the Burns and the Fairmonts? It’s just not fair that we’ll never know how the story continues.

But regardless of the cancellation, it’ll remain one of my favorite shows. And it’ll definitely be a show I go back and watch every now and then. So if you haven’t watched this fantastic show already, I say give it a try!


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Pretty Smart. (L to R) Gregg Sulkin as Grant, Emily Osment as Chelsea in episode 101 of Pretty Smart. Cr. Patrick McElhenney/Netflix © 2021 /

Pretty Smart

For some odd reason, sitcoms do not fare well on Netflix, and it’s such a bummer. Pretty Smart starred Emily Osment as a proud Harvard-educated intellectual who is forced to move in with her bubbly, carefree younger sister and her three roommates after getting dumped by her boyfriend.

I thought the show was very entertaining and funny. Although it was sometimes predictable, this is expected from a comedy sitcom. It was also light-hearted and easy to watch. This is why I’m sad that we won’t be seeing another season in the future.

But its cancellation was in no way surprising. When the show premiered, it did manage to rank on Netflix’s top 10 TV list, but it was only for a short time, and its highest ranking was eighth place. This means people weren’t really tuning in to watch it. Also, as mentioned earlier, Netflix sitcoms are rarely renewed for more seasons. Typically, a Netflix sitcom is given one season and that’s it. There aren’t many exceptions. Lastly, it took over six months for Netflix to make a decision on the show’s fate. It doesn’t usually take that long for a Netflix show to be renewed.


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Partner Track. (L to R) Alexandra Turshen as Rachel Friedman, Arden Cho as Ingrid Yun, Bradley Gibson as Tyler Robinson in episode 102 of Partner Track. Cr. Vanessa Clifton/Netflix © 2022 /

Partner Track

I honestly thought Partner Track had a better chance of getting renewed by Netflix. I mean, Teen Wolf‘s Arden Cho was starring in the leading role, and the plot seemed interesting enough for people to tune in. However, I guess I was wrong because when looking at viewership numbers, not many people watched the legal drama series, which ultimately led to its cancellation.

Although I’m disappointed by Partner Track‘s cancellation, I know this isn’t the last we’ve seen of the amazingly talented actress, Arden Cho. She’s destined for greatness, and I can’t wait to see what roles she takes on next.


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Archive 81. Mamoudou Athie as Dan Turner in episode 102 of Archive 81. Cr. Quantrell D. Colbert/Netflix © 2021 /

Archive 81

Archive 81‘s cancellation just didn’t make sense to me. How could a show that broke into Nielsen and Netflix’s weekly Top 10 ratings be canceled? It seemed that the mystery thriller had substantial success and most critics and viewers had only positive things to say about it.

Sadly, Netflix didn’t give a reason for why they opted not to go through with a second season, but our guess is the views weren’t high enough for the standards Netflix set for the series based on its budget. You deserved better, Archive 81!


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RESIDENT EVIL. (L to R) ELLA BALINSKA as JADE, TURLOUGH CONVERY as RICHARD BAXTER, ELLA BALINSKA as JADE in RESIDENT EVIL, TURLOUGH CONVERY as RICHARD BAXTER in RESIDENT EVIL. Cr. MARCOS CRUZ/NETFLIX © 2021 /

Resident Evil

I hate to say it, but I wasn’t surprised at all when I heard about Resident Evil‘s cancellation. I personally enjoyed the live-action adaptation since I wasn’t familiar with the games. But most of the people who watched the action horror were fans of the game series, and they didn’t like how the show was completely different from the games. The critics gave the series mixed reviews while the audience tore it to absolute shreds.

The viewership didn’t look too good, either. While Resident Evil had a strong start of 72.7 million hours viewed for its opening weekend, it didn’t get a huge bump in viewing hours from week 1 to week 2, with week 2 pulling in 73.3 million hours. In week 3, it had dropped tremendously in viewing hours and then fell out of the top 10 in week 4. With this information, I knew the chances of renewal were low. Also, production costs for a show like Resident Evil are high. So, the viewership numbers would have to be high enough to warrant another season.

Hopefully, we will see another adaptation of Resident Evil in the future, but this time it’s successful.

What canceled Netflix shows do you think deserved more than one season? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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