Netflix Cancels ‘American Vandal’ After 2 Seasons

Mockumentary series could find a new home elsewhere

Last Updated: October 26, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

There will not be a third season of “American Vandal,” as Netflix has decided to cancel the mockumentary series after two seasons.

“‘American Vandal’ will not return for a third season,” said Netflix in a statement just a month after the show’s second debuted. “We’re very grateful to the creators, writers, cast and crew for bringing their innovative comedy to Netflix, and to the fans and critics who embraced its unique and unconventional humor.”

“American Vandal” may not be done, however, as producers at CBS TV Studios have already received calls about a potential third season on another platform, an insider tells TheWrap.

The first season, which aired in September 2017, focused on an investigation at a Southern California high school into who drew dicks on 27 cars in the parking lot. Jimmy Tatro played Dylan Maxwell, who was accused of spray painting the genitalia at the beginning of the series. The second season relocated to an elite private high school in Washington, and centered on who was behind a series of pranks involving laxatives by someone calling themselves the “Turd Burglar.”

The series was created by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda. Dan Lagana executive produced the series alongside Joe Farrell for Funny or Die and Ari Lubet, Josh Lieberman and Michael Rotenberg for 3Arts.

“American Vandal” is the latest cancellation for Netflix, which has begun to trim its roster of scripted originals from outside studios. In the last few weeks, the streamer has canceled “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage” and “All About the Washingtons,” all which were from ABC Studios.