Netflix has canceled Spinning Out only over a month after its series premiere. The ice skating play surfaced to the streaming service on New Year’s Day and has been recently axed, per The Hollywood Reporter. No official reason was given for the cancellation, and no viewership advice was made available.
The series was made by former figure skater Samantha Stratton and starred Kaya Scodelario as a high tech singles skater who reinvents her career after an injury. Netflix produced the play series in house, which happened to end on a cliffhanger. It seems unlikely that the show will find a resolution.
This news comes just days after Netflix declared it’d canceled Josh Safran’s musical dramedy Soundtrack after one season, which premiered back in December. The month prior, it had pulled the plug on Anne with an E following three seasons, which particularly chided fans given the fourth season would have concluded its storyline.
Through the summer, the streaming canceled Designated Survivor, that was another blow to enthusiasts, especially considering they had to bargain with it being canceled by ABC until Netflix jumped in to save it, only to cancel it for a second time.
While Netflix keeps canceling its series to get a variety of reasons, it’s notoriously secretive about its viewership data, just occasionally announcing”record-breaking” viewership numbers with its initial content, such as Stranger Things or The Witcher. In regards to the latter, it was announced that the dream show was the platform’s most-viewed first series, albeit after they altered the metrics for what counted as an opinion.
There have also been a few modifications to Netflix beyond its streaming content. Approximately 15 workers were laid off amid a few drastic restructuring of the advertising department, which will change its approach from forcing individual projects to bigger, all-encompassing ads about what the service offers as a whole.
This new approach comes as Netflix is facing more competition than ever, from present services such as Amazon Prime Video and Hulu to novices like Disney+ and Apple TV+. And of course, services set to start later this year, such as HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi.
Even as existing shows get canceled, Netflix is still stacking its library using a slew of new content. This includes a fact series featuring ex-Royal Meghan Markle, the dating contest series Love is Blind featuring Nick Lachey and his wife, Vanessa, and a quartet of all Adam Sandler films so he could make good on his promise after being snubbed by the Oscars this year.