Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hulu Cancels 'Chance' After Two Seasons

A day after renewing Future Man and Runaways for new seasons, Hulu has opted to cancel its original drama series Chance after two seasons. The drama wrapped its run on November 29, 2017.

In its second season, the drama starred Hugh Laurie, Ethan Suplee, Greta Lee, Stefania LaVie Owen, Clarke Peters, Brian Goodman, Paul Schneider, Tim Griffin, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Diane Farr.

Alexandra Cunningham developed the drama based on the novel by Kem Nunn. They executive produced with Laurie, Brian Grazer, Lenny Abrahamson and Michael London. Fox 21 Television Studios and Groundswell Productions produced.

The drama landed at Hulu with a straight-to-series order for two seasons. The cancellation news today marks the third show to come to an end in 2017 for Hulu - joining The Mindy Project (which had a planned final season) and Difficult People (which didn't). Furthermore, Casual will be coming to an end in 2018 with a fourth and final season. However, the news comes as Hulu continues to make bold pushes into original programming having won the Best Drama Series award at the Emmys for The Handmaid's Tale. The streamer also boasts 17 million subscribers for 2017 in the United States - a significant increase from the 12 million reported in May 2016.