The de-woking of Netflix seems to be continuing according to reports:
Ibram X. Kendi had two Netflix projects that just got axed. https://t.co/6jg4ZPrKW0
— David Weigel (@daveweigel) May 19, 2022
Netflix Scraps Several Animated Projects, Including Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wings of Fire’ and ‘Antiracist Baby’ (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/WyXNzBBBVh
— Variety (@Variety) May 17, 2022
They were doing an “Antiracist Baby” TV show? Good grief. https://t.co/N89Cpc1Syb
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) May 19, 2022
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) May 18, 2022
Hulu has already taken a pass on a semi-fictional show about Hillary Rodham (in a world where she dated but never married Bill) but maybe somebody will test their interest in “Antiracist Baby” now that Netflix is leaving it behind.
Netflix has pulled the plug on several animated projects, including “Wings of Fire,” from executive producer Ava DuVernay; “Antiracist Baby,” a series aimed at preschoolers; and “With Kind Regards From Kindergarten,” a film tailored to youngsters.
The streaming service also scrapped “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You,” a documentary intended to serve as a companion piece to “Stamped From the Beginning, which is a hybrid documentary and scripted feature that delves into race in the United States. “Stamped From the Beginning” is still moving forward and is currently in post-production.
Sources at Netflix stress the decisions not to move forward with these projects were creative rather than cost related, meaning they would have taken place regardless of the company’s slower revenue growth.
Maybe some of these companies are growing weary of strolling down the “woke” path now that it’s killing off revenue.
It's like Netflix went down the list of active projects and killed all the ones that were approved for reasons other than making content lots of people will watch and enjoy.
— S D Winkler (@sdwinkler) May 19, 2022
The racial grievance industry is very quickly running up against the problem of revenue generation now that companies are feeling cash crunches. https://t.co/hVX9YC9cHH
— Eric Owens (@ericowensdc) May 19, 2022
Maybe some of them are finally asking themselves what they’ve done.