After two seasons on HBO, Betty has officially been canceled by the network, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The comedy starred Nina Moran (Skate Kitchen), Rachelle Vinberg (Skate Kitchen), Ajani Russell (Skate Kitchen), and Moonbear (Skate Kitchen), and followed a group of women navigating the male-dominated world of skateboarding in New York City.
The series, renewed by HBO just two weeks after its debut season wrapped in June 2020, received positive reviews from critics, being called “beautifully and unselfconsciously queer, resid[ing] somewhere on the spectrum between matriarchy and endless summer,” via The Hollywood Reporter. The show’s second season was praised for its handling of storylines such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The six-episode sophomore season of Betty, unfortunately serving as its last, wrapped on July 16, with its series finale episode being titled “The Let Down.” In a statement, the network addressed the show’s cancellation, “We will not be moving forward with a third season of Betty,” HBO said. “We are very grateful for the collaboration with Crystal and our incredible cast – their fearless exploration of the world of New York City’s skate culture will remain a beautiful emblem of friendship and community,” via The Hollywood Reporter.
Despite this cancellation, both seasons of Betty are still available to watch on HBO Max.