HBO Max cancels LGBTQ + Generation TV series after season one

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HBO Max’s groundbreaking LGBTQ + series Generation was canceled after only one season on the network.

The teen drama premiered earlier this year in March and focused on a group of high school students in Orange County, Calif., As they attempt to explore their sexuality while living in a conservative community.

The last episode of Generation aired on July 8 and while fans were hoping for a renewal, it clearly wasn’t planned for the streaming service.

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A spokesperson for HBO Max said, “We will not be moving forward with a second season of Generation. We are very proud to have collaborated with [creators] Zelda and Daniel Barnz to faithfully and authentically represent LGBTQ youth with such a diverse group of characters and layered stories. We thank them and our wonderfully gifted cast for all of their hard work and collaboration. “

HBO Max has ordered a 16-episode debut series for the first season, which is split into two eight-episode parts.

The show was produced by father-daughter duo Zelda and Daniel Barnz, Ben Barnz, Sharr White, John Lefi, Jenni Konner and Girls star Lena Dunham.

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The ensemble cast included Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East (Liv Maddie), Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Justice Smith (Paper cities), Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger, Nathan Stewart-Jarett (Candy), Chase Sui Wonders and Martha Plimpton (Raising hope).

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Zelda Barnz said: “I don’t think so Generation the aim was to exist as a cultural giant in the television landscape. I think its purpose was just to exist, as something intimate and honest for queer people. “

“I’m proud of the first season. I’m grateful that we were able to do this show because there was a lot of uncertainty in even presenting a show about gay teens in such a specific setting,” she said. declared.

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