Netflix Gets The Best Sci-Fi Alien Series In Years After Cancelation, Season 2 Actually Happening?

By TeeJay Small | Published

Scavengers Reign has been picked up for streaming by Netflix. The series, which was previously canceled at Max, has become a fan favorite since premiering, leading many fans to hold out hope that a second season is still possible. While Netflix has not confirmed a second season at this time, it’s certainly a good sign that the streamer has acquired the rights to show the first season on the platform, which will likely expose Scavengers Reign to a wider audience.

Warner Bros Likes To Cancel Things

Warner Brothers, who own the Max streaming platform, have developed a reputation in the last year for destroying perfectly good projects that audiences love. Before canceling Scavengers Reign after a single season, execs at the streamer shelved the entire completed Batgirl film as a tax write-off, and later did the same to the hotly-anticipated movie Coyote Vs. Acme.

Other instances of Max fumbling their best projects include the streamer’s treatment of the series Infinity Train, which has been scrubbed from the platform entirely, meaning fans can only catch the animated series through shady pirating websites.

We Might Get Scavengers Reign Season 2

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Luckily, in the case of Scavengers Reign, there may be hope for a revival, especially if Netflix audiences flock to the series when episodes land on the streaming library later this month. The first season of the show is expected to premiere on Netflix in full on May 31. While the deal is not fully exclusive, sources indicate that Netflix is seriously considering ordering additional seasons of the sci-fi series, even while sharing the back-catalogue rights with Warner Bros.

Other Series Saved From Cancellation

While it’s rare for a canceled show to get reprised on a new platform, it has happened before. Beloved shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Futurama, Community, and Scrubs all swapped networks mid-way through their initial run, while series’ such as Arrested Development, Lucifer, Designated Survivor, and Longmire were all revived by Netflix specifically.

Scavengers Reign creators Joseph Bennett and Charles Huettner have released a statement explaining that they’re “thrilled” the show has been picked up by Netflix, which seemingly signals their willingness to make more episodes if the streamer asks them.

What Is Scavengers Reign About?

Scavengers Reign is an animated science fiction series that ran for 12 episodes in its first season, centering on a group of survivors who become stranded on a foreign planet after their interstellar cargo ship crashed. The survivors split into three groups as they contend with the dangers of their unknown world, including hostile alien creatures, unknown intoxicants, and harsh weather environments.

The series stars Sunita Mani, Wunmi Mosaku, Bob Stephenson, Alia Shawkat, Pollyanna McIntosh, Ted Travelstead, and Superman’s Skyler Gisondo.

Never Got A Chance To Thrive

While Scavengers Reign was well received by critics and audiences alike, Max execs seemed to have canceled the series before it truly had a chance to thrive. Now that the show will be available for a new audience to discover, and hopefully pushed a bit harder to succeed, it’s within the realm of possibility that the series will see a continuation in the near future.

Source: Variety