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Netflix is losing Shows and Movies!

Emileigh Gonzales, Senior Staff Writer

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Netflix has done some house cleaning in 2017, cutting high-profile, expensive shows like “Sense8” and “The Get Down.”It’s also killed flops like “Girlboss” and “Gypsy” after only one season, and old favorites like “House of Cards,” which will end after its sixth season. Over the weekend, Netflix announced the cancellation of “Haters Back Off,” a scripted comedy based on YouTube star Colleen Ballinger’s character, Miranda Sings. The show had two seasons. Netflix had too much content. It was becoming difficult to curate, shows weren’t getting the proper marketing they needed and subscribers were having difficulty keeping up. Hastings has finally taken note of this and will be pushing his content team to cancel more series. Netflix currently has more than 100 million worldwide subscribers, and Hastings has made it very clear that he wants that number to grow. He often compares his company to Starbucks — a corporation that has a store on almost every corner in every major city — and recently said the company has no plans to introduce an ad-supported, free option to subscribers anytime soon. Like HBO, he wants to keep Netflix exclusive to paying subscribers, keeping its content alluring. The question lingering in the air is how many shows Netflix will cancel and what type of series it’ll give the go-ahead to. For now, expensive and groundbreaking series like Sense8 are out, but controversial series like 13 Reasons Why are in. That could change, but one thing is clear about the future of Netflix: It’s finally going to start operating like the network it’s always wanted to be.

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