The Order Season 3: Why Netflix Cancelled The Series After Two Seasons?
The Order Season 3

In Nov 2020, Netflix cancelled the horror drama series ‘The Order’ after two seasons despite impressive fan turnout.

  • The Order debuted on Netflix in March 2019 followed by the second season in June 2020.
  • In Nov 2020, Netflix cancelled the show after two seasons.

The second season of Netflix’s horror drama series ‘The Order’ was a rollercoaster full of twists and turns. With a twist on old concepts and an abundance of magical drama, this Netflix original series delighted its fans.

A magical secret society known as the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose is the theme of the series. Jake Manley plays Jack Morton, a young student at Belgrave University who finds himself in the middle of it all. He finds out that he has a family connected to the dark arts more than he imagined.

The show debuted on Netflix in March 2019 followed by the second season in June 2020.  However,  on November 14, 2020, Netflix announced that the supernatural drama show would not return for a third season. Well, the cancellation came as a big surprise for fans as the show was getting a good response and the second season ended with a number of unsolved mysteries.

Is there hope for a third season of The Order despite Netflix’s cancellation? Well, let’s find out.

Details about ‘The Order’  

The horror drama series follows university student Jack Morton as he joins the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, a secret society that teaches and rehearses magic. In an attempt to avenge his mother’s death, he enters into a world of magic. As Jack goes deeper into society’s history, he discovers dark family secrets and an undercover battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts.

The first season of The Order debuted on Netflix in March 2019, followed by the second season in June 2020. Despite impressive fan turnout, Netflix cancelled the show after two seasons. Fans are still guessing why Netflix cancelled the series which was having a good run at the service.

Well, Netflix never explains the cancellation of its shows. However, viewership numbers, popularity and ROI are the three factors, the streamer generally looks at. In 2020, Netflix cancelled a number of shows including The Society Season 2, I am not OK with It Season 2, Altered Carbon etc.

It is more interesting, however, to note that Netflix appears to have a set strategy for cancelling the shows. New shows get a chance to establish themselves over two seasons. If the show manages to get a good base in two seasons, Netflix continues with the show. Otherwise, they cut their losses and put the money into the new production.

One of the reasons we guess The Order was cancelled after two seasons is its massive budget. The series failed to post big viewership numbers as expected. So, the streamer cancelled the show and moved on to other projects.

The Order Season 3 Current Status

When Netflix cancelled the show in Nov 2020, the showrunner, Dennis Heaton, wrote on Twitter: “For two seasons I was honored to work with an incredible cast and crew on The Order for [Netflix]. It is one of the best experiences of my career.

“Unfortunately, we aren’t returning, but I will always cherish the memories and the props I stole. Thank you all for watching.”

Dennis Heaton wasn’t pleased with Netflix decision to cancel the show. In fact, the team was all keen to continue. In one of his tweets, Heaton shared about what he had planned. He wrote:

“PS – Jack was totally going to raise Alyssa from the dead, but she was going to come back wrong. Like, Pet Sematary wrong,” he added. “Probably possessed by Zecchia. And a whole bunch of other corpses were coming back with her.”

As of December 2021, his Twitter bio reads: “Cancelling The Order wasn’t my decision.

“Contact Netflix.”

There have been no updates since the cancellation announcement. But, the fans are still talking about it. A petition has also been started by fans on change.org calling for the show to be renewed. Nearly 10,000 people have signed the petition.

Well, the fans are trying their best and they have backing from the showrunner Dennis Heaton. If not Netflix, some other studio might pick the show for revival or we get a movie as a conclusion to the story.

The Order Season 3 Plot (If it had released)

There were plenty of plotlines to follow. The former werewolf hide of Jack, Midnight, was going to appear as a fully-fledged antagonist at the beginning of the season. In the season 2 finale, he tore Alyssa’s throat open.

Chances are that Gabrielle, Midnight’s newest champion, was unhappy with this development. When Jack last saw Alyssa’s bloody body in the woods, he was heading into the forest. Furthermore, he had a book that was extremely powerful called Vade Maecum Infernal.

Final Words on The Order Season 3

As of today (Feb 3, 2022), The Order Season 3 stands cancel. Fans are trying their best to convince Netflix to renew the show and give it a proper ending. The first two seasons of The Order are available to stream on Netflix.