Netflix cancels V-Wars and October Faction

The two fantasy dramas were both based on comic books

Ian Somerhalder in Netflix's V-Wars

Netflix has cancelled two of its supernatural dramas, V Wars and October Faction, after only one season.

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The shows were both based on comic books from IDW Publishing, the company that also produces Locke and Key (which was renewed for a second season on Monday).

V Wars stars Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) as a doctor who finds himself caught in a conflict between human beings and vicious monsters.

Meanwhile, October Faction follows a married couple portrayed by Tamara Taylor (Bones) and JC MacKenzie (The OA), who work together as monster hunters while raising their two challenging teenagers.

Both shows received a mixed response from television critics, but the passionate fanbase behind V Wars propelled it to a 96% audience score on aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed news of the cancellations, which come shortly after Netflix pulled the plug on Messiah, another notable original series starring Mission: Impossible‘s Michelle Monaghan.

Netflix does not release viewing figures for its programming, instead using algorithms to decide which shows will entice more people to subscribe for the service.

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