NETFLIX fans are threatening to “boycott” the streaming service over a breakout hit teen series.
Some fans took to Twitter to express their furiousness as they feared that the Netflix thriller series Lockwood & Co. was going to be canceled.
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© 2021 Netflix, Inc.Despite low viewership the series Lockwood & Co. has amassed many fans[/caption]
Lockwood & Co. is a show about teenage supernatural detectives who combat deadily spirits on their ghost-hunting journies.
Since the UK series aired back in January it has acquired a hefty following, despite disappointing ratings in the first week of its debut.
Back in February, the Netflix fan Twitter account, What on Netflix, tweeted that Lockwood & Co.’s viewership “dropped 61% from week 2 to 3.”
If ratings for the show continue to be low, there is a possibility that it might get canceled.
However, fans seem willing to put up a fight before that happens.
One fan tweeted on Twitter: “I swear @netflix if you cancel #LockwoodandCo I’ll delete my account and boycott it. After the cancellation of Sabrina I never recovered. #cliffhangers#amazingtvshows#youvebeenwarned.”
Another fan added on Twitter: “What can we do to make Netflix renew Lockwood and Co? Threaten them, bribe them, boycott them, go on a hunger strike, go RABID? Help #lockwoodandco#renewlockwoodandco @netflix @NetflixUK @FictionComplete @JonathanAStroud#Lockwoodszntwo.”
Someone else tweeted: “I want to buy a ticket to @NetflixUK’s office and slap them if they canceled #LockwoodandCo. but I’ll give them flowers if they #RenewLockwoodandCo.”
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A fourth person expressed on Twitter: “Okay, #LockwoodandCo is utterly fabulous. So entertaining. Trying not to get too attached, Netflix has canceled too many fantasy shows already.”
“I hate that you can’t just enjoy a great new series like #LockwoodandCo on Netflix because you also have to worry that it will likely be canceled after that one season,” a fifth fan ranted in a tweet.
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Lately, fantasy-themed shows, like Lockwood & Co, have gotten the boot on Netflix.
Back in January, the show Titans was booted off the streaming platform, coming to an end after its fourth season.
It is a production of HBO Max in the US and airs on Netflix internationally.
Its current season has been divided into two parts but will now be coming to an end after being dumped from the streaming service.
HBO Max confirmed the news along with the announcement it is also cancelling another DC Universe show, Doom Patrol.
Doom Patrol will end after its current fourth season run.
HBO Max said in a statement saying: “While these will be the final seasons of Titans and Doom Patrol, we are very proud of these series and excited for fans to see their climactic endings.
“We are grateful to Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television for making such thrilling, action-packed, heartfelt series.”
It will come as a huge blow for Netflix viewers who will be saddened to hear of yet another cancellation.
Whilst there is the possibility that Netflix could pick up the show for further seasons as an international production, nothing has been confirmed.
HBO Max added in the statement: “For four seasons, fans have fallen in love with the Titans and Doom Patrol, investing in their trials and tribulations, and in their legendary battles saving the world time and time again.”
It is the latest in a very long line of shows to be unceremoniously dumped from Netflix – with the boss at the streamer even having to reassure concerned fans after the multiple axings.
The CEO of Netflix said to Bloomberg: “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.”
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