Netflix has responded to criticism regarding the cancellation of their shows.
“If you look at season twos and more, we actually have a renewal rate of 67%, which is industry standard,” said Netflix’s Global Head of TV Bela Bajaria, per Deadline.
“We also do make a large amount of first season shows, which sometimes feels that we have more first season cancellations but if you look at the renewal rate it’s really strong.”
She continued: “I also think you have to look at The Crown, with season four launching now, Grace & Frankie and The Ranch, we’ve had long running shows and we’re always going to have a mix that are great to be told in a limited series form and shows that go on for multiple seasons.”
Following criticisms from fans who have taken to social media, including those disappointed by the cancellation of I Am Not Okay With This, Bajaria added: “I’ve been in the business a long time and been on all different sides of those cancellations. It’s always painful to cancel a show and nobody wants to do that.
“We order straight to series in the first rather than make pilots, which results sometimes in more season one cancellations. Even with that, I still believe a season order is still a better creative expression of a writer’s idea so I still think that’s the right model for us.”