Netflix cancels huge animated horror series close to launch

Netflix has pulled the plug on a massive animated horror series – and the show’s creator is not happy. 

The streaming platform has cut its upcoming series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, just as the show neared completion.

The animated series was set to be the latest addition in the Army of the Dead franchise. 

Set in Las Vegas, Nevada, the original 2021 film follows a group of mercenaries as they roll the dice, attempting to pull of an epic heist in a zombie-filled quarantine zone.

Zack Snyder, the film’s creator hit out at Netflix chiefs for axing the apocalyptic series, even though they had already given a third instalment the go-ahead.

Axed! Netflix has pulled the plug on a massive animated horror series - and the show's creator is not happy

Final curtain: The streaming platform has cut its upcoming series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, just as the show neared completion

The director fumed: ‘The script is complete. The animation is nearly finished, and all of the voices have already been recorded for the series.’

Snyder also revealed that on the cusp of being completed, quipping that viewers ‘could watch it’ now.

The slashed Netflix series was going to showcase the roots of a key player from the first film. 

Viewers are well aware the tough character has an estranged relationship with his daughter, after the death of his wife.

The former taco truck owner began putting his zombie hunting skills to use, rescuing civilians in the dying city. 

But now fans will always be left wondering what could have been as what really happened to the character during the initial Zombie outbreak will have to remain a mystery.

The disheartening announcement follows numerous release date push backs because of delays. 

It is yet to be confirmed why Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas has been cancelled by Netflix.

Estranged: The animated series was set to show fans Scott Ward's (David Bautista) origin story (pictured with on-screen daughter Katie Ward (Ella Purnell)

Devastated: Fans were not happy to here the show had been cut, with one quipping: 'I'm not a fan of excuses'

‘I’m sorry but a film a month a way with no marketing is not a good sign. Army of the dead was really the nail in Snyder’s coffin,’ wrote one disheartened fan.

Another chimed in: ‘Army of the dead that got 75million views in the first 4 weeks.’

‘Army of the Dead became Netflix’s 10th most watched film with 72million streams,’ penned a third.

‘I’m not a fan of excuses. Netflix has the most money and this is their big investment. They can and should make it live action,’ added another. 

Others branded Netflix  as ‘cancel happy’, quipping: ‘They literally cancelled Zack’s Army of the Dead anime show.’

This comes after the streaming giant announced 56 titles would be slashed from Netflix in a massive content overhaul. 

Disappointed: The show's creator, Zack Snyder (pictured in 2016) hit out at Netflix bosses, revealing: 'The script is complete. The animation is nearly finished'

Shake up: The news follows Netflix announcing a huge content shake up as they are set to slash 56 titles from the streaming platform

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