That’s the last dance for Netflix series Spinning Out.
The drama set in the ultra-competitive world of figure skating has been scrapped by the streaming giant following one season. The 10-episode series only arrived on January 1st, but it appears a bit over a month is long enough for Netflix to know that the viewer numbers simply didn’t warrant a follow-up.
While Netflix has long kept its ratings under wraps (although it does occasionally release some stats for hype purposes), the streaming company determines show continuations like most: attention vs cost. As THR reports, Netflix looks at “internal metrics — like a show’s completion rate — against the cost of production and determines if those financial resources would be better invested in another season or reallocated to new originals.”
Spinning Out, created by former competitive figure skater Samantha Stratton, starred Kaya Scodelario (Crawl, The Maze Runner) as Kat, a figure skater whose life hits a stumble when she suffers a big fall. A new path opens up when she is given the opportunity to be a pairs skater, with bad-boy Justin (Evan Roderick) as her partner. With the Olympics in her sights, she juggles her life off and on the rink as a big secret threatens to be unveiled. January Jones, Willow Shields, David James Elliott, Sarah Wright and Svetlana Efremova were also among the cast.
With high expenditure and rising competition, Netflix has become quite ruthless when it comes to cutting shows after one season. Apart from Spinning Out, Netflix shows given a one-and-done include Daybreak, Chambers, and Tuca & Bertie, among others.