HBO is taking the wheels off of Betty.
The comedy a few group of skate boarders that’s primarily based on Crystal Moselle’s 2018 indie darling Skate Kitchen has been canceled after two seasons on the premium cable community.
“We won’t be shifting ahead with a 3rd season of Betty,” HBO mentioned in a press release. “We’re very grateful for the collaboration with Crystal and our unbelievable solid — their fearless exploration of the world of New York Metropolis’s skate tradition will stay a wonderful emblem of friendship and group.”
HBO renewed Betty for a second season in June 2020, a mere two weeks after its six-episode season wrapped to robust opinions. The present has earned optimistic opinions, with The Hollywood Reporter’s Robyn Bahr calling the present “superbly and unselfconsciously queer, resid[ing] someplace on the spectrum between matriarchy and limitless summer season.”
THR‘s chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg additionally praised season two of Betty, which incorporates storylines starting from COVID to Black Lives Matter. The collection has a powerful 96 % score amongst critics and 60 % with viewers on RottenTomatoes.com. The LGBTQ-themed comedy wrapped its six-episode sophomore season July 16, with that episode — the now sadly titled “The Let Down” — serving because the collection finale.
Betty adopted the relationships amongst a various group of younger girls navigating their lives by way of the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding in New York Metropolis. The solid options Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell and Rachelle Vinberg, all of whom additionally starred in Skate Kitchen. Moselle directs Betty and government produces with Igor Srubshchik, Jason Weinberg and Alliah Sophia Mourad. Untitled Leisure produced.
Take heed to Moselle focus on Betty‘s standing as a hidden gem in a Showrunner Highlight interview with THR podcast TV’s High 5.
THR sibling publication Selection was first to report the information.