Cancelled Despite Renewal and Other Shows Being Taken Down From HBO Max & Other Shows

Minx was one of my favorite movies that went out this year, and even despite a second season pickup, HBO Max retracted the offer, and will take season one off the streaming service.

The first season of the game was one of my favorite shows that come out this year. While a little bit wacky, the TV team will be pulling back on the streaming service.

The show was a funny, period comedy about a feminist writer named Joyce in the 70s. This play was played by Olivia Lovibond, who collaborates with the actor Jake Johnson, the publishers of an erotic magazine, to create a first erotic magazine aimed at women. It was sexy, but was still very hearty. And a dongle. We thought that that’s protected. But the proverbial condom broke.

Deadline reported that until recently it was full steam ahead of Season 2 of the show, which adds Elizabeth Perkins to the major season 2 recurring role back in September. This is a huge blow to the creators and also really chilling considering the amount of time that second season had gotten into production before being dropped. If you refuse to stream the show, it will stop the real problem.

Those guys weren’t the only ones who got these news. Westworld and The Nevers are being pulled from HBO Max as well. Westworld is an dystopian western series starring Evan Rachel Woods about a park of lifelike androids which wealthy patrons desire. In its first season, HBO has received nine Primetime Emmy Awards. The Nevers is a supernatural drama of Victoria, created by Joss Whedon and made up of a group of mostly women with abilities called The Touch.

Both of these series already had been canceled, but leaving the existing seasons out of streaming means goodbye to easy access to one of the most popular and renowned new shows in the world. Deadline said that the HBO Max slate went through financial review before the end of year, leading to a huge number of cuts.

In the creative industries it takes thousands of cuts to end up. When the new binge model is working, it’s getting canceled without giving up. If the need for a second season and the need for 90 percent a year in production isn’t just one thing, what will be the problem? How will crews and casts feel safe? It undermines the trust from the audience and of those who make the media. Pundits have been saying that having dozens of streaming services wouldn’t be profitable long-term. Where are the money from when you can’t get a boost from advertisements? Why don’t people pay for ad-free packages?

I’m sorry for Minx, but I’m worried for what the future of entertainment will look like when half of all that gets renewed is simply adaptations of other IPs. White Lotus is a saving grace, because it is too small to be a friend of the House of the Dragon. On the other hand, we don’t see the same support as the Los Espookys, or Gentleman Jack. Watching that happens sounds like a weird experience. I love television, and while age of excess has replaced the Golden Age, I wish we were more successful in more niche projects in that excess. I don’t feel like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer would have lasted in this era, and that’ll always make me sad.

(Krina Marcinowski/HBO Max via Yahoo News)