After its fifth season, Netflix’s hit children’s series, Ridley Jones, has been canceled. The cancellation came after the show faced backlash over a non-binary animal character that appeared in the eighth episode of the fifth season.
Ridley Jones is about a young girl who lives with her mother and grandmother in a magical museum. Chris Nee, the creator of Disney’s Doc McStuffins and Vampirina and Netflix’s animated musical series from the Obamas, We the People, had envisioned Ridley Jones as a series where a girl was the action-adventure star.
Ridley Jones, which premiered in 2021, has been nominated for several awards and has won “Best Animation” and “Best Voice Talent” at the Kidscreen Awards in 2022, as well as a “Narrative & Animated TV” award from ReFrame.
The show’s creator, Chris Nee, revealed on Twitter that the streaming service “quietly dumped” and canceled the show without any promotion.
Netflix Faces Backlash After Showing Non-Binary Animals in Children’s Television Series
However, the show’s recent inclusion of a non-binary character named “Fred” started complaints from people who claimed the show was pushing a “woke” agenda.
The Famous American Commentator and author of the most talked about the book, “What is a Woman,” Matt Walsh, Also called out Netflix for its forced agenda.