Hulu has canceled their romantic comedy series High Fidelity after just one season. Despite critical acclaim, the series had not been the hit Hulu was hoping for, Deadline reported today.
High Fidelity is a reaminging of the 1996 novel under the same name by Nick Hornby (Fever Pitch), with some cues taken from the John Cusack (Being John Malkovich) led 2000 film adaptation. The series stars Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Rob, a music and pop culture lover who works in a vinyl record store in Brooklyn. She uses her love for music as a way to both reconnect with old flames as she tries to figure out why those relationships went wrong and find new love.
This newfound quest comes shortly after an intense falling out with her current boyfriend Clyde, played by Jack Lacy (The Office). David H. Holms (Mindhunter) and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (People of Earth) round out the main cast as Rob’s best friends Simon and Cherise, respectively. Kravitz, Hornby, Jeffrey Reiner (Columbo), Josh Appelbaum (Everything Sucks!), André Nemec (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Jeff Pinker (Fringe), Scott Rosenberg (Tales from the Crypt), Veronica West (Ugly Betty), and Sarah Kucserka (Mercy) are executive producers. Midnight Radio and ABC Signature were the production companies behind the show.
High Fidelity was a favorite among Hulu executives and they “took extra time to mull a potential renewal,” as Deadline stated. However, the decision to cancel the series is final and the potential for a move to a different network is very unlikely. This is partially due to the reboot having a major network shift in the first place. High Fidelity was originally deveolped for Disney+, before moving to Hulu due to its less family-friendly content.