The popular Patriot Act is the recent show to face the Netflix axe. The show had recently gained even more popularity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as it discussed topics such as ‘How COVID Broke America’ and ‘What happens if you can’t pay rent?’
Patriot Act Cancellation news was announced by Hasan Minhaj, the American comedian behind this Emmy and Peabody award-winning show. In his tweet, he said, “I got to work with the best writers, producers, researchers, and animators in the game. My 2 babies were born and grew up with the show. TY to @Netflix and everyone who watched.”
Patriot Act is a comedy series that has graced our Netflix screen since October 2018 and showcased 40 episodes so far. The last episode was streamed on June 28, and fans have been awaiting its renewal. According to Hasan Minaj, his show aims to explore modern culture and politics with the sincerity it deserves. The show’s title, the Patriot Act, was adopted following the terrorist attack in New York City with the sole aim to tighten US national security in foreign terrorism.
Although the news might have got Hasan Minhaj unaware, his show has faced a similar situation in the past. In 2019, Patriot Act found itself in controversy after Netflix removed one of its episodes from streaming in Saudi Arabia after complaints that the episode criticized Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s alleged role in the murder of journalist Jama Khashoggi.
Patriot Act cancellation joins the long list of talk series axed by Netflix. Although it is unknown yet why the series has been canceled, fans have expressed their disappointments on the show’s cancellation. As of now, let’s just catch up on all the previous episodes already on Netflix.