Netflix Cancels Two New Horror Shows After Airing Only One Season

One series from late 2019 and one from early 2020 will not be picked up for a second season according to reports.


If you enjoyed the recently-released Netflix original series V-Wars or October Faction, you'll be disappointed to know that they've both been canceled, according to a report from Variety. Neither of these shows had been on the service for more than four months.

Debuting in early December, V-Wars was based on the IDW comic series of the same name. The Netflix original follows scientist Dr. Luther Swann and his friend Michael Fayne, as they deal with a deadly outbreak that turns people into vampires. As this is happening, a war between humans and vampires breaks out. The series starred Ian Somerhalder and Adrian Holmes. The first season consisted of 10 episodes.

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Additionally, October Faction has been cancelled, after debuting in January. The series follows a couple, Fred and Deloris Allen, that spends their days hunting monsters, and they become members of a secret organization. Starring Tamara Taylor and J.C. MacKenzie, the first season consisted of 10 episodes as well.

This news arrives just as the fantasy-horror series Locke & Key gets greenlit for a second season. The official Locke & Key Twitter account revealed the information in a short video to excite fans. In his review of Season 1, GameSpot's Michael Rougeau said, "if the Netflix version is your first introduction to Locke and Key and you don't mind some cheesy writing, you'll probably enjoy the show just fine, without all the baggage of the high expectations that fans have been lugging around for the decade-plus since Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's masterful horror comics series debuted."

For more on Netflix, make sure to check out what's arriving to the streaming service for the month of April. Maybe you can have a Netflix Party with a friend to pass the time.

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