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Netflix Scraps Multiple Animated Series, Including Ava DuVernay's Wings of Fire

The streaming giant continues to cancel its animated offerings.
  • Ava DuVernay (Photo: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection)
    Ava DuVernay (Photo: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection)

    Netflix's programming cuts continue to hit its animation division. On Tuesday, the streamer scrapped Ava DuVernay's Wings of Fire, a preschool-aged series based on the book by Tui T. Sutherland, as well as Antiracist Baby, a reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's children's book of the same name.

    In addition, Netflix has called it quits on a film adaptation of With Kind Regards From Kindergarten and documentary Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You. The latter was intended to be a companion piece to the hybrid documentary/scripted feature Stamped From the Beginning, which is currently in post-production and will continue moving forward.

    According to Variety, sources at Netflix say these projects have been canceled for creative reasons rather than cost issues. However, the news comes as Netflix is laying off 150 employees to cut costs in response to a poor first quarter. The streaming service reported a loss of 200,000 customers, its first decline in a decade, and projects to lose 2 million additional subscribers in the second quarter of 2022.

    Kirstie Renae is a writer, blogger, and Austin-based actress with a penchant for binge-watching TV with her dogs. Follow her on Twitter @KirstieRenae.

    TOPICS: Netflix, Antiracist Baby, Wings of Fire, Ava DuVernay