Shrill ended its run on Friday, and those behind the Hulu series have talked about the show’s cancellation and what would have happened next if the comedy had been picked up for a fourth season.
Aidy Bryant, both star and co-creator of the Hulu series, said the following about Shrill’s cancellation, per Deadline:
“It was kind of a cool after-the-fact thing where we were like, “Okay, we have this footage. We have this story that we wrote potentially to go onward but now it’s ending and how can we try and make that satisfying through editing?” I think, very luckily, we’re super happy with it as an ending, and we really like how it landed in this more realistic place, as opposed to feeling like we had to tie it up in this perfect bow and give Annie this beautiful sunset. I just find it more realistic and authentic, like the work’s not over.”
As for a potential fourth season, Ali Rushfield, co-creator of Shrill, said the following:
“It would be more of Annie trying to deal with her having been canceled, that situation with the article that she wrote, and trying to just do what’s right after that. I guess seeing where her relationship with Will was going to go, if it was going to be long-term or if that was going to be it, and also seeing what happened with Fran and Em as well.”
Lolly Adefope, Ian Owens, John Cameron Mitchell, E.R. Fightmaster, and Patti Harrison also starred in the series, which is based on the book by Lindy West. All of season three is now available on Hulu.
What do you think? Did you watch Shrill on Hulu? Do you wish that there had been a fourth season?
I love the show. And I hated that it ended at first but now that I’ve thought about it a little bit the ending was perfect.
Really sad shrill is not coming back. Loved this series Annie is so sweet and sassy. You go through it all with her. It’s so natural
I loved Shrill and am very disappointed that there won’t be a 4th Season. I think Annie is a great role model and loved watching her character grow and gain more confidence both in her personal and professional lives. I wish more young women could watch this show.
One of the best, most realistic shows about women and relationships in years, the characters were refreshing and the writing excellent, so disappointed there will not be a fourth season, big mistake hulu!
Please bring back shrill
one of the most unsatisfactory endings of all time. I am so saddened to see that Shrill ended this way. I was and am so in love with the perspectives this show brought to light.
I really love this show & can’t believe there will be no season 4. Very disappointed
I’m very disappointed to learn that there won’t be a fourth season. I love this show, it’s both funny and poignant and so real to life. I love Aidy and all the other cast members, and I really liked the perspectives on body and gender issues. One of my favorite shows, I wish they would continue on with more episodes.
There’s not much worth watching nowadays so I was glad I found Shrill. Plus I liked Aidy on SNL. But when Season 3 started, like every other show after the events of all last year, became political. Its bad enough that we have to deal with that in real life, we shouldn’t have to have it shoved in our faces on tv. We watch tv to get away from the stresses of life and to be entertained. Not to be subjected to more of the same crap going on in the country. So after watching 2 seasons and getting invested… Read more »
I loved the show! Please don’t cancel it!
I’ve loved the show … I’m 64 years old and don’t always find tv worth watching, but then I found SHRILL, watched every episode only to find out its cancelled?! I feel let down, yet again. If I had known it when I first found it I would not have invested my time.
I absolutely love Shrill. It’s a great show. I’m disappointed in Hulu for canceling.