Hasan Minhaj announced that Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj has reached its end and will not be returning to Netflix. The show ran for six seasons and garnered international attention as a result of its coverage of the governments of countries like Saudi Arabia, China, and Turkey. Patriot Act had been filming and airing remotely produced episodes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Minhaj’s announcement came as a surprise to most.
What a run. @patriotact has come to an end. 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. Now it’s time to return these screens to Best Buy 😎 pic.twitter.com/4s4TrsKWe6— Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) August 18, 2020
Minhaj also posted about the show’s conclusion on his personal Instagram as well.
While there haven’t been any explanations as to what caused the show to end, it’s far from the only well-liked show to be cancelled out of the blue. The added strain of delayed and remotely produced episodes could very likely have been an additional factor. While Minhaj’s announcement was appreciative to Netflix and his crew, he didn’t confirm if it was a decision made solely by the streaming service, but we’ll update with any word from the company. Regardless, the show’s conclusion was mostly met by shock and disappointment, although many praised the show and its cast and crew.
Surprised to see this. Right up there at the top of political shows. Thoughtful and driven by clear passion— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) August 18, 2020
Extraordinary show and run. Need more! Cannot wait to see what is next. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) August 18, 2020