Netflix boss claims a successful show has never been canceled, anyone with eyes and a subscription disagrees

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Furious Netflix subscribers blasting the company for wielding the axe and killing off a smash hit show before its time has been a regular occurrence for several years now, but the company’s head honchos are adamant that they’ve never canceled a popular series during their entire time at the helm.

That’s a curious sentiment to say the least, especially when literally dozens of them have instantly entered the Top 10 most-watched list in countless countries around the world, but the almighty algorithm would seem to have a different definition of success from most people with an account.

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In fact, while speaking to Bloomberg, Ted Sarandos even explained his reasoning behind such a bold claim, one that it doesn’t take a genius to figure out won’t sit well with the millions of subscribers who constantly find themselves tearing Netflix a new one for refusing to extend the lifespan of its top-performing episodic exclusives.

“We have never canceled a successful show. A lot of these shows were well-intended but talk to a very small audience on a very big budget. The key to it is you have to be able to talk to a small audience on a small budget and a large audience at a large budget. If you do that well, you can do that forever.”

Needless to say, it wasn’t long before the internet collectively exploded in furious indignation.

Netflix’s employees might have to look at a massive Warrior Nun billboard every day for the next few weeks, but according to Sarandos’ logic, it wasn’t even a successful series anyway, so who cares?