Final Space Creator Throws Shade at Warner Brothers for Using Canceled Series as Tax Write-off
09/24/2022 04:51 pm EDT
Since Warner Brothers and Discovery merged earlier this year, the company's new C-suite has been doing whatever it can to lower costs and reduce debt. Newly minted CEO David Zaslav and his team have spared no feelings in the reckoning, pulling feature films like Batgirl from release, despite it already being deep into post-production. Another one of those casualties was Final Space, an animated series that ran for three seasons on Adult Swim.
While the series was canceled prior to the merger, it has now been taken off any streaming services. In fact, once Netflix's license to stream the show in international market expires, the series won't be available to be seen anywhere. Those revelations were made Saturday morning by Final Space creator Olan Rogers, who released a new merchandise design poking fun at the company's decision to label the series as nothing more than a tax write-off.
"Five years of myy life. Three seasons of TV. Blood, sweat, and tears...became a tax write-off for the network who owns Final Space," Rogers said in an impassioned tweet Saturday. "Yup. That's it. That's why it's disappeared everywhere in the USA. Five years of work vanished. When the license is up internationally, Netflix will take it down, and then it will be gone forever. There are no more physical copies of S1 and S2, and no physical copies of Season 3 were ever made. Your memory of Final, Space will be the only proof it ever existed unless you own a copy."
Rogers' note continues by throwing his full support behind the #RenewFinalSpace fandom, saying he's going to us the "rallying cry" to do whatever it takes to finish the story he and so many others set out to tell.
"Some might say to give up and move on, and I have moved on to many new projects that I'm very passionate about, but I will not give up this story and these characters," the writer added. "I will never stop fighting for Final Space. If it takes years, then so be it!"
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