Netflix is no longer airing the television show American Vandal. Netflix shelved the series after two seasons, however, luckily for the series’ creators, CBS TV Studios have decided to pick it up for a third season.
Netflix revealed in a statement that they weren’t bringing it back, but were “very grateful” for the opportunity to work with its cast and crew, which brought an “innovative” style of comedy. The show was hailed by fans and critics as original, breathing fresh life into comedy while parodying the most popular documentaries of the modern age.
Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, alongside the showrunner, Dan Lagana, executive produce American Vandal, in addition to Michael Rotenberg, Josh Lieberman, Ari Lubet, and Joe Farrell.
As fans of American Vandal know, it first started in September 2017 and received great reviews, however, it didn’t receive a lot of promotion and advertising which arguably hindered its success.
Moreover, it didn’t have many stars, as most of the actors and cast members were relatively unknown. American Vandal poked fun at crime docuseries like The Jinx as well as Making A Murderer, the latter of which sparked movements to release the convicted men from prison.
One episode of American Vandal, in particular, revolved around a “criminal” who drew penises all over cars parked in the Southern California High School parking lot. Daniel Fienberg, from THR TV, said that the series managed to pull off a difficult task well, combining elements of both comedy and mystery.
In the second season, beginning on the 14th of September, someone contaminated the cafeteria lemonade and called themselves the “Turd Burglar.”
However, Fienberg from The Hollywood Reporter didn’t praise the second season as much as the first, explaining that the second wasn’t quite as ambitious, the result of which was “less funny.”
As it was previously reported, Netflix is currently in the process of canceling all other productions created by outside studios, including All About The Washingtons, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, all of which comes from ABC Studios. The streaming juggernauts are pushing hard at edging out the competition.