The past few weeks have been filled with news of inflation and price hikes coming to our favorite online services, whilst some have been resilient to the change particularly those in the game of chance space as more players than ever visit openchange.org for wagering, other platforms haven’t had as much luck – Netflix has been one of these big targets as price hikes have hit the platform hard at a time where many users are cutting their subscriptions, and even look to introduce a new pricing structure that could see users paying more if multiple users are active on the account. Whilst the higher price does come with problems of its own, it could also be an opportunity to bring back shows that have since been cut.
Netflix has long been known for cancelling shows ahead of their time, often viewers can get one or two seasons deep only to find out that original series have been axed for one reason or another – with Disney picking up the marvel tab some of these shows could be coming back sooner rather than later as some of the big names that were cancelled, but these weren’t the only big names that saw cancellation.
Sure enough some of them were cut due to the questionable quality, when putting out any large quantity there will certainly be some questionable names in the mix, but there were certainly some great shows that met their end throughout 2020 and 2021 too – some of this may simply be because the shows aren’t given enough time to really develop and grow having been cancelled in their first season, but other shows like GLOW and The Last Kingdom were already a few seasons deep and so the only other explanation suggested by many is that funding has been an issue to keep them going – this has only been a problem recently too, as the early days of Netflix would see shows through to completion.
If it is a question of funding, then the price hikes may be what’s needed to have these shows stick around for a longer period of time despite the higher production costs, and could be what brings back some old favorites cancelled in the past too – with subscriber numbers falling off and frustrations growing over the platform and its bad reputation, bringing back something that was successful in the past could be what brings many users back despite the increasing price, and despite the negative press being received with the newest pricing structure.