Goodbye, DuckTales: Disney XD Show Cancelled
Scrooge McDuck and the DuckTales crew are calling it a series…
It’s official. DuckTales will soon go the way of the do-do. The reboot of the classic Disney TV show will NOT have a fourth season.
Earlier today, when the rumors started flying, our own Melissa Roden posted:
“This isn’t how we like to start a Wednesday afternoon but we just found out the sad news that DuckTales may not be returning to Disney XD,” wrote Melissa. “We’ve seen three incredible seasons since the series was rebooted back in 2017 but it doesn’t look like there will be a fourth.”
Confirmation From Collider
And now we have confirmation.
Let the tears flow, kids. Let the tears flow.
It looks after three great seasons, Disney XD has decided not to move forward on a fourth season of DuckTales, which relaunched in 2017.
The news comes from our friend and Collider’s Associate Editor, Drew Taylor, who took to Twitter to share the news after the hashtag #RenewDuckTales2017 began trending.
I love seeing the #RenewDuckTales2017 hashtag but regretfully inform you that the show is very much done and has been done for a little while now. Not sure why Disney Channel has yet to announce this, but it’s the truth. pic.twitter.com/AAyaXUorBA
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) December 2, 2020
And then, The DisInsider tweeted:
A Disney XD rep has confirmed that the series is officially canceled. https://t.co/A4QInop163
— The DisInsider (@TheDisInsider) December 2, 2020
In his article, Skyler added:
Some insiders are saying the cancelation was due to low viewership, which is not shocking as Disney XD isn’t Disney’s biggest television channel, as Disney Channel and Disney Junior both see higher numbers. That said, those numbers could start to decline as Disney+ is becoming the main focus for the company, with the streamer developing new original movies and series for families of all ages.
Meanwhile, ComicBook.com added:
“The talented creative team, led by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones, have delivered exceptional storytelling with uniquely reimagined characters for three seasons of 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts,” a statement provided to ComicBook.com by a Disney spokesperson reads. “While physical production is wrapping, ‘DuckTales’ continues to be available daily on Disney Channels and Disney+ around the world and fans will get an epic season finale in 2021.”
Well, it’s not the way I wanted to start my Wednesday evening, especially since DuckTales had filled the void (for some) left by Gravity Falls.
But it seems certain that we’ll have something to fill the void. That said, one wonders how it can compete with the scope of DuckTales.