Netflix has found great success with many shows that have become modern-day pop culture hits. Now a Netflix series from the creators of one of these hits has officially been cancelled after just one season. It serves as a reminder that even shows from established creators aren’t immune to abrupt ends. Despite the dominance in the streaming world, the company has shown they’re not afraid to abruptly end a show.
The hour-long action-comedy series, actually managed to reach the Netflix Top 10 for a total of six weeks. This followed the show’s release on November 30. In fact, the series actually hit the number one spot in its second week. With that in mind, it’s definitely unfortunate to see another series canceled, especially with only one season on the platform.
Unfortunately, as Deadline notes, Netflix “largely bases its renewal decisions on analyzing viewing vs. cost.” As such, it seems like the series Obliterated just didn’t have enough views to justify its cost for another season.
Fortunately, it might not be the complete end for the series. It appears that the show’s creators “are hoping to revisit the concept in some form in the future, picking up with the characters years later.” This could be in the form of “a movie franchise.” Fans may know the creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald from Cobra Kai.
The publication summarizes Obliterated as telling “the story of an elite Special Forces team who thwarts a deadly threat to Las Vegas. After their celebratory party, filled with booze, drugs and sex, the team discovered that a bomb they deactivated was a fake. The now-intoxicated team had to fight through their impairments, overcome their personal issues, find the real bomb and save the world.”
The cast of the show is led by Nick Zano, Shelley Hennig, Terrence Terrell, Alyson Gorske, C. Thomas Howell, Eugene Kim, Paola Lázaro and Amalia Yoo.
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