The reason for the cursed cancellation on Netflix revealed

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The medieval fantasy series Damned – The Legend of the Lake was canceled by Netflix without a second season, and according to Screen Rant, the reason may be related to its disappointing reception.

Although its premise was interesting, according to the website, Damned – A Lenda do Lago was probably canceled because it did not live up to expectations and did not attract a substantial audience compared to his other projects.

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Rotten Tomatoes gave the series a rating of 67% based on reviews from critics and 53% for an audience rating, indicating mixed reviews.

Also, due to the pandemic, Netflix has canceled a series of series that had already been renewed because it could not put the series into production, and there was a flurry of new shows and movies to produce.

It’s less about whether Damned – Legend of the Lake was popular and how popular it was in comparison to other shows, especially those with franchise potential.

In addition, fantasy series – with sets, costumes, CGI and more – can potentially be more expensive.

More about the Damned – Legend of the Lake

Damned – The Legend of the Lake is a fantasy series that premiered on Netflix on July 17, 2020. It is based on the illustrated novel of the same name by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. The set location of the series is the United Kingdom. In July 2021, the series was canceled after one season.

Watch a synopsis of the Netflix series below.

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“In Cursed – Legend of the Lake, Nimue (Katherine Langford) is a young heroine with a mysterious but tragic power who transforms herself into the Lady of the Lake. In Arthur’s company, she meets the magician Merlin and a hunt for the Holy Sword. The adventure begins.”

Damned – The Legend of the Lake is now available on Netflix.

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