Netflix Just Canceled ‘American Vandal’ After 2 Seasons
American Vandal has built up a loyal following of fans over the course of two seasons, thanks to its teen-centered whodunit mysteries. But that following apparently isn’t enough to keep it going, as Netflix has just canceled the series.
“American Vandal will not return for a third season,” Netflix said in a statement to Variety. “We’re very grateful to the creators, writers, cast, and crew for bringing their innovative comedy to Netflix, and to the fans and critics who embraced its unique and unconventional humor.”
The mockumentary crime series, which debuted in September 2017, followed the investigations of teen documentarians Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck). In the first season, they immersed themselves in the case of a student who was expelled for vandalizing cars in the school’s parking lot, despite his persistent claims of innocence. In the second, they covered the case of the “turd burglar,” an individual who spiked a private school’s cafeteria lemonade with laxatives, causing a disgustingly disastrous incident that ended up on Instagram.
Unfortunately for fans, there won’t be a third season on Netflix. But according to Variety, other platforms have expressed interest in possibly picking up the series, which Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault modeled after real true-crime documentaries.
“We didn’t want to do a parody where we were making fun of true crime documentaries because we genuinely love them,” Yacenda told Variety at the ATX Television Festival in June. “We have these major elements that are funny, but once that’s set, the approach is completely earnest. Let’s tell this real story, let’s tell this really tense documentary.”
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