Miniseries have become all the rage these days. Sometimes, you simply have a story that’s too expansive to tell over the course of two hours but isn’t long enough to warrant multiple seasons. Every story has an exact length in which it’s best told, and some showrunners know when it’s best to call it a day and end a show after a single season.
“The Queen’s Gambit” took Netflix viewers by storm when it debuted in 2020. People became obsessed with chess, and despite there being room for a second season, the creators have repeatedly said how they have no intention to go back to that world. Other miniseries that have caught on in a big way as of late include “Midnight Mass” and “Chernobyl.”