Media outlets are reporting that Hulu have cancelled comedy-drama series High Fidelity after one season.
Based on the Nick Hornby novel and the 2000 film adaptation of the same name, High Fidelity is set in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where we follow Rob, owner of record store Championship Vinyl, as she tries to navigate through friendships, relationships and tries to find herself in the process.
The reports state that while there was internal support for the series at Hulu, the top execs took extra time to mull over a potential renewal, even going as far as ABC Signature extending the options on the cast for an extra month to accommodate that. Unfortunately, the streamer decided not to proceed with a second season and it’s believed that finding another network or streamer for the series is considered a long shot.
The show, which premiered on Hulu back in February, has received positive reviews by critics and audiences, though it hasn’t aired outside of the USA (far as I’m aware, it definitely hasn’t aired on UK/Ireland screens yet). I wonder why the streamer didn’t come to a renewal. Was it because they believed Zoë Kravitz would be too busy with filming on The Batman and with the COVID-19 pandemic, they thought it would be better to cut the series rather than hold it on standby for another six-to-eight months before filming again? Out of the recent cancellations, I’ll admit this one stings.
Created by Sarah Kucserka and Veronica West, High Fidelity starred Zoë Kravitz, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, David H. Holmes, Jake Lacy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rainbow Sun Francks, Nadine Malouf, Edmund Donovan, Parker Posey, Clark Furlong, Ivanna Sakhno, Justin Silver and Thomas Doherty.