TV shows are always canceled. But it’s rare for those shows’ stars to go on social media to appeal to their network owners – less and less openly, accuse them of their lack of variety in programming.
But that’s what Zoë Kravitz did this weekend, following news that her Hulu show, High Fidelity, has not been renewed for the second season.
“I want to thank my #highfidelity family,” Kravitz posted on Instagram on Friday. Thank you for all your love and heart for this program. I have great respect for all of you. And thank you to everyone who watched, liked and supported us. #breakupssuck. “
Several famous actors have sent their condolences and support. “Oh, I love #HighFidelity! This is sad news ”. Mindy Kaling tweeted. Reese Witherspoon responded to Kravitz̵7;s post by writing. “I’m so sad. I love this show.” Another response came from Lena Waithe: “NO !!! I rarely find programs that really impress me. This did. I told you how much I love the show. And I still do. This is definitely worth it in another season.
But that’s when actress Tessa Thompson posted her own response to Kravitz’s post – “I’ll miss you so much” – Kravitz made her mind clear about this decision. At least Hulu has a lot of other shows with colored women’s participation that we can watch.
Whereas Hulu has series like Wu-Tang: An American Saga, with a predominantly Black cast; Frames, with the participation of actor Muslin, Emmy Award-nominated, Ramy Youssef; and recently renewed, Love, Victor, with a Latinx title letter, the main characters in that series are all male. Line limit Fire everywhere is the only original screened series about Hulu with a Black woman, Kerry Washington, starring. (As of Sunday, Hulu has not publicly responded to Kravitz’s post.)
The Hulu series is based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 book of the same name and the critically acclaimed 2000 adaptation starring John Cusack as Rob Gordon, the owner of a failing record store in Chicago. In the television version, Kravitz plays Robyn “Rob” Gordon, a role reimagined by Cusack’s original gender and the setting is transferred to Brooklyn’s luxury neighborhood in Crown Heights, not far from where Kravitz is. living.