Both “Designated Survivor” and “Tuca & Bertie” have been given the axe by Netflix after just one season each as a Netflix original.
“Designated Survivor” began life as a network drama which aired on ABC in the United States. Outside its home country though, Netflix picked up the global rights to it and was releasing episodes weekly within hours of its U.S. broadcast.
The show was successful enough for the streamer that when ABC cancelled the series after two seasons, Netflix announced it would revive the series for a shortened third season which was released the other month. That release has obviously not done that well as the series has been given the axe.
Netflix said in a statement: “We are proud to have offered fans a third season of ‘Designated Survivor,’ and will continue to carry all three seasons for years to come. We’re especially thankful to star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, who brought passion, dedication and an unforgettable performance as President Kirkman.”
Meanwhile “Tuca & Bertie” was an animated series that launched its first season in May and starred Tiffany Hadish and Ali Wong as the two title characters, a pair of 30-year-old bird-women. The show scored good reviews but Netflix opted not to pick it up – a fairly rare ‘one and done’ for the streamer.
Source: TV Line