Hamish Steele, writer and creator of Netflix’s animated children’s series Dead End: Paranormal Park, has announced that the series is ending after two seasons.
Originally called DeadEndia, Netflix commissioned the 20 episodes of Dead End: Paranormal Park in 2020 with the first season to be released on June 16, 2022 and the second and what will now be the last batch of episodes on October 13, 2022.
The series, based on a comic series, was about two teenagers and a talking pug who team up to fight demons in a haunted theme park while saving the world from a supernatural apocalypse.
The series has been praised for its depiction of LGBTQ characters and has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating. The show also led to an open letter from five Republican senators to the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Committee on LGBTQ+ content.
In total, the show spent ten days in the US children’s top 10, but failed to make the overall television top 10.
On January 13, 2023 Hamish Steele announced the show’s cancellation to his Twitter followers with a statement that read as follows:
I’ve been holding on to this news for a while, hoping we could reverse it, change it, do some good with it. But sadly I don’t think it’s possible right now.
It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Dead End is over.
Of course, we never intended that to be the case. In fact, we’ve created a writer’s room for Season 3. We have scripts, designs and drafts ready to go. The plan has always been to give these characters the proper ending they deserve. But unfortunately, the powers that be don’t want any more.
Honestly, we’ve been lucky to get through everything that’s happened in the last few years. And I want to emphasize my gratitude to Netflix for commissioning the show and for giving us the freedom to tell this story. We made history together and I couldn’t be more proud of those twenty episodes and every single member of our crew.
I want to say a huge thank you to the fans. Your art, cosplay, fic, reactions, TikTok and every interaction with me has been a delight. I could never have dreamed of a warmer response.
I’ve been so eager to post this news thinking of you a lot. I hope you will be well.
So… a sad day. But I think one day we will finish this story, somehow. For now, I’m hard at work on the third and final DeadEndia book which I hope offers some closure. Our plan for Season 3 was heavily based on that. And I continue to launch shows with the same heart as Dead End.
But until then, I hope Barney, Norma, Pugsley, Courtney, and the whole Phoenix Parks crew will continue to comfort you in your dark times.
Hamish concluded his Twitter thread by stating that the best way to support the future of the franchise is to buy Dead Endia: The Broken Halo .
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