Hulu Cancels ‘The Other Black Girl’ After Just One Season

Well, hold onto your bookmarks, because Hulu just hit the delete button on “The Other Black Girl” after a single season. Yep, you read that right. They gave it the old “thanks, but no thanks” treatment faster than you can say “publish or perish.”

So, what’s the scoop? Well, this gem of a show was adapted from Zakiya Dalila Harris’ book and aimed to tickle funny bones while poking fun at the publishing world. Picture this: ten episodes of satire served with a side of comedy, all wrapped up in a neat little Hulu package.

Now, let’s rewind to April 2020 when this baby was first conceived. But hold your horses, because the plot thickens! Tara Duncan swooped in like a Disney superhero, taking over as president of the BIPOC-focused Onyx Collective studio. Fast forward to September, and boom! “The Other Black Girl” hits our screens, receiving applause louder than a bestseller announcement.

But here’s where the plot twist comes in. Despite critics giving it a big thumbs-up (we’re talking an 86% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes), viewers weren’t quite feeling the love, giving it a meh-worthy 50%.

Originally, the show was supposed to be steered by Danielle Henderson, but then Jordan Reddout and Gus Hickey snagged the wheel instead. Talk about a game of musical showrunners!

Behind the scenes, we had a lineup of bigwigs: Zakiya Dalila Harris herself, alongside Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Tara Duncan (the Disney darling), Rashida Jones, and Adam Fishbach. And the cast? Oh, they brought their A-game, with Eric McCormack, Hunter Parrish, Bellamy Young, Ashleigh Murray, and Brittany Adebumola lighting up the screen.

Reddout and Hickey, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, spilled the beans about their hopes for a second season. Their brains have been churning like a literary blender for a whole year, itching to dish out some more hilarity. They even changed the ending, itching to show us what’s next. Talk about dedication!

But alas, Onyx’s first scripted series under the Disney umbrella got the ax. Sorry, “The Other Black Girl,” looks like your bookmark’s been unceremoniously yanked.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, “Reasonable Doubt” and “Unprisoned” got the green light for more mischief, while “How to Die Alone” is just twiddling its thumbs, waiting for its moment in the streaming spotlight. Tick tock, Hulu, tick tock.

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