The only thing that has been keeping us slightly sane this year has been our favourite shows, series, and digitally released movies. So, as you can imagine our fury when one of our favourite shows get cancelled.
I’m talking about comedian Hasan Minhaj‘s popular Netflix show The Patriot Act. Hasan took to Twitter to announce the sudden news of the cancellation of his extremely successful show. Hasan took to announce this move on Twitter and Instagram and thanked his entire team for the great run that they had.
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What a run. @patriotact has come to an end. I got the chance to work with the best writers, producers, researchers, and animators in the game. My 2 babies were born and grew up with the show. It’s a time I’ll never forget. Thank you to @Netflix and everyone who watched. I’ll miss the show, but I hear there’s a British guy who has one that is quite similar 😎
This move seems a bit odd considering that the show won a Peabody Award and an Emmy for outstanding motion design. The show premiered on the streaming service in October 2018 and released 39 episodes. The last episode was in June 2020.
But in 2019, the show ran into a little bit of trouble when Netflix removed an episode from streaming in Saudi Arabia after the officials of the country from Saudi complained that it was critical of the Crown Prince of the country, Mohammed Bin Salman and his alleged part in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Hasan had later criticized this move.
As a fan of the show, I’m heartbroken that such a great show has been cancelled. But at the same time, I’m grateful for all the great episodes that Hasan and his team have given us. As you can imagine fans all around have been asking the streaming giant to reconsider the decision.