Netflix has canceled the original reality competition series Next in Fashion after only one season. The show was hosted by Queer Eye's Tan France and Alexa Chung, and featured eighteen designers facing off in a variety of challenges based around a various trends and design styles that have had global fashion influence. According to Variety, France confirmed the news, saying, "We're not doing a second a season."
However, France also seemed to imply that the show could have a future somewhere else. "This is a one-season show, we don't know what will happen in the future," he told Variety, then adding that "it was honestly one of the proudest things" he has "ever worked on." France continued, "I love the show and Alexa so much." He then stated that right now his "focus is definitely on Queer Eye and moving forward with that. At the end of Next in Fashion Season 1, South Korean designer Minju Kim was crowned the victor. She claimed the top prize of $250,000, as well as the opportunity to debut her collection with Net-a-Porter, a luxury fashion retailer.
The 10-episode first, and only, season featured a number of notable guest judges from the fashion industry, included Eva Chen, Elizabeth Stewart, Monique Lhuillier, Elizabeth Van Der Goltz, Prabal Gurung, and Phillip Lim. Additionally, Jason Bolden, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Adriana Lima, Christopher Kane, Beth Ditto, Josefine Aberg, 'Dao'- Yi Chow, Maxwell Osborne and Tommy Hilfiger, also served as guest judges on the show.
The news of Next in Fashion's cancellation comes days after it was announced that Netflix also canceled Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show, a black-created comedy series. The news was first shared on the Astronomy Club Twitter page, with a statement explaining that the show "was sadly not renewed." The statement expressed hope that, in the future, other black creatives will be "given the platform to have voices," but did not indicate if there was a chance for that series to continued elsewhere. Astronomy Club was created by series stars Jonathan Braylock, Raymond Cordova, James III, Caroline Martin, Jerah Milligan, Shawtane Monroe Bowen, Monique Moses, and Keisha Zollar.
Notably, the Astronomy Club cancellation caused a lot of backlash for Netflix, with many taking to social media to critize the streaming service for cancelling a series created by and starring a team of black comedians. In response, one fan created a Change.org petition, stating "We, the fans of Astronomy Club, want to encourage streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime to pick up the show and renew it for a 2nd Season."