HBO’s low-rated TV series, Luck, was cancelled during the production of season two following the death of three horses. Last month, Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman blamed TMZ and PETA for the cancellation.
He told Fox News, “It still deeply wounds me. Not for myself, not for the show, but the pain they caused 400 crew people to have. And I don’t think [PETA and TMZ] lost a moment’s sleep. It’s completely distorted. Anyone who raises horses knows they break their legs. The accusations they made were distorted. Every time we’d race the horses, we’d rest them. They’d race 20 seconds, then we’d rest them for an hour.”
Though Luck won’t be returning to television, one of the show’s writers is keeping the story alive. Horse-racing aficionado John Perrotta is contributing weekly posts to America’s Best Racing and they feature some of the characters from Luck.
Here’s the first installment, “Out of Luck … Buy Low, Sell High.”
What do you think? Do you miss Luck? Do you plan on following these new stories?
I am Nigerian. I have no knowledge of horses or of the betting game portrayed by this series but I was very pleased to come across it. It reminds me of the movie, Seabiscuit which I loved. I am a fan of intelligent TV series, or series with a clear direction and this one is definitely it. It should not have been cancelled. We have so few of such great shows on TV. Please consider continuing it. There is a large audience especially presented by the internet that are interested in remarkable TV shows. Always a fan.