All the canceled TV shows of 2021

Did your favorite TV series get canceled this year?


All the canceled TV shows of 2021 14

Streaming Service: Netflix

No. of Season: 2

Comedy-drama Special was renewed for a second season in December 2019. Fast-forward to March 2021, it was revealed that its sophomore run will serve as its final season. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, series star and creator Ryan O’Connell revealed that the decision to end the show with season 2 was made by Netflix.

“People will be surprised that Special is ending but this is just the tip!” O’Connell told the news outlet in March 2021. “[But] I’m not finished telling stories about disability. I’m not finished telling queer stories. This is really just a beginning of a new chapter, so hang tight, baby, I’m coming!”

Based on O’Connell’s book I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, Special follows Ryan, a gay man with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity and finally go after the life he wants.