Netflix Cancels Lady Dynamite

Lady Dynamite is no more. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Maria Bamford-starring series will not be returning to Netflix for a third season. 

Lady Dynamite was a comedy series inspired by Bamford's life. The bizarre show featured the stand-up comedian as a fictionalized version of herself who struggles to balance her bipolar disorder and her career. With the help of her manager Bruce Ben Bacharach (Fred Melamed), Maria tries to get her life back on track.

Lady Dynamite's first season debuted in May of 2016, while the second hit Netflix in Novembe of 2017r. Mary Kay Place, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Ana Gasteyer, Mo Collins, Lennon Parham, and Bridget Everett also starred in the series, which came from Arrested Development's Mitchell Hurwitz and Team America: World Police's Pam Brady. 

Lady Dynamite was well loved by critics, with a 94 percent for its first season and a 100 percent for its second on Rotten Tomatoes. It also earned nominations for Best New TV Series at the IGN Summer Movie Awards, Unsung TV Show of the Year at the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Awards, and Best TV Series- Comedy or Musical at the Satellite Awards. 

While cancellations at Netflix used to be a rare occurrence, they have become more common recently, with the streamer axing Haters Back Off, Marco Polo, Bloodline, The Get Down, Gypsy, and Girlboss, in addition to announcing final seasons for shows like House of Cards and Love