This Sunday night marks the second season finale of Enlightened, HBO’s low-rated drama. Other than Curb Your Enthusiasm, Enlightened is the cable channel’s only scripted series whose fate is still up in the air. Boardwalk Empire, Eastbound & Down, Game of Thrones, Girls, The Newsroom, Treme, True Blood, and Veep will all be back for new seasons .
TVLine recently talked to Enlightened co-star and creator Mike White about the show’s fate:
So I saved the toughest question till the end: Will we get a Season 3 of Enlightened? Do you have a sense of which way the network is leaning?
To be totally honest, I usually have a gut about these things, but this time around I really feel like it could go either way. I felt like we had little chance of coming back as of just a few weeks ago. But it seems like in the last couple of weeks, we’ve had more people voicing their affection for the show. And internally at HBO, the executives themselves are big fans. I’ve met with them, and I know the pros and cons. I just hope that they’ll decide soon. All day long I’m being asked this question by journalists, by actors who are on the show, by people in my life. Psychologically, I’m either free as a bird or I have eight or 10 episodes of television to write as quickly as possible. It’s a lot to deal with. We’ve kind of been on the precipice for a while.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the series? Are you hoping that it’s renewed?
Amazing series omg !!! So good I need season three in my life!! Amazing acting . Great writing . Incredible series .
Please bring this show back !!! AMAZING !! Just watched both seasons within two days
Please bring this series back omg I loved it!! I just watched both seasons in two days !!!
I just found the series “Enlightened” today and have sat and watched the 1 and 2 seasons completely. I have never heard of it before and have totally fell in love with the storyline and all the characters. PLEASE reconsider and bring this awesome, fun, meaningful, loving, heartfelt series back!! There are so many trash, boring, worthless reality, junk shows on TV now. Very few good, meaningful, thought provoking shows on TV now. RENEW Season 3!!! Give it a chance!!
I´ve been watching the show from nrk, a norwegian channel, and I LOVE it! For once there is a story of someone who isn´t “normal”, but more interesting than all the normal people in her building put together. Someone who isn´t a genius and isn’t rich. Far from it. I can relate to her, she is my alter ego, she really takes chances and does things I could never dream of doing, but that is of course what makes her life interesting. She is a little crazy, but she is at least her self, like so many of us are… Read more »
Love the show! The acting is wonderful. Please bring it back for season3.
WOW!!! What a masterpiece. I never thought to give this show a chance. I was in search of something unique & that is what I got. Most shows have been done but in reality this was different. Laura Dern has a special quality about her entire being which added so much to the show. I applaud this show & hope to see more shows created/written by Laura Dern & Mike White in the near future. I hope it comes back but if not please can they create another masterpiece & include whomever they feel would be the right fit to… Read more »
I love this show. Just came upon it and watched Season’s 1 and 2 in a matter of a few days. So beautifully done. Please renew this amazing show for many more seasons.
I am definitely a fan of the show I think it’s fresh and interesting. I don’t get into many television shows but this one caught my attention because it’s so different I believe that there should definitely be more seasons even more than just season three hopefully this helps.
Please tell us there is a Season 3. We love the writing, acting & the entire show.