Lorne Michael’s Brothers in Atlanta TV series has been cancelled by HBO. THR says HBO will not move forward with the comedy, which was ordered to series last April.
Executive producers and writers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, were to star in the series, along with Maya Rudolph and Jaden Smith.
The series centered on struggling entertainers and best friends trying to navigate life in the black Mecca of Atlanta.
“After assessing our programming needs we talked to Bashir and Diallo and decided moving forward didn’t make sense for us at the time,” HBO said in a statement. “We feel they are immensely talented and we hope to work with them in the future.”
Andrew Singer of Michaels’ Broadway Video was attached to exec produce, along with Michaels and director Tim Story (Ride Along), who helmed the pilot.
Brothers in Atlanta was part of HBO’s aggressive push to bolster its comedy slate. The same month Brothers in Atlanta was picked up to series, the pay cabler also ordered new episodes of the pot comedy High Maintenance and the Sarah Jessica Parker vehicle Divorce.
What do you think? Were you looking forward to the Brothers in Atlanta TV show? Are you surprised it has been cancelled, before it was made?