Warrior Nun and Half Bad are joining First Kill on the cancellation pile.
Over the past week, Netflix announced it has cut two more original LGBTQ+ series from its lineup, adding to the depressingly long list of queer shows cut short this year.
On Tuesday, the streaming service confirmed to Deadline that Warrior Nun will not return for a third season, citing the cost of the show versus its viewership. The supernatural action series, helmed by showrunner and producer Simon Barry, has been cancelled just one month after its second season debuted, featuring a blossoming sapphic romance between leads Ava (Alba Baptista) and Beatrice (Kristina Tonteri-Young)
The news came a few days after executives also announced the cancellation of Half Bad: The Bastard Son and the Devil Himself, which only lasted eight episodes after premiering its first season in October. While much of the show centered on young Nathan (Jay Lycurgo) attempting to understand his newfound powers as the child of a dangerous witch, queer audiences stuck around for the love triangle between Nathan and his friends Annalise (Nadia Parkes) and Gabriel (Emilien Vekemans). It’s not every day we see a love biangle (see what we did there?) on TV, and plenty of LGBTQ+ fans were looking forward to more drama unfolding in a second season.
Both cancellations are part of a wave of axed projects this year that have featured LGBTQ+ characters, actors, and themes. In August, Netflix canceled its supernatural lesbian romance First Kill, also after a single, eight-episode season; Los Espookys and Legendary were both axed at HBO earlier this month. And while shows like Love, Victor that featured gay men have been notable targets, a disproportionate number of canceled series seem to feature queer women, including Batwoman and Gentleman Jack.