Canceled! Viewers have no stomach for HBO’s ‘groundbreaking’ LGTBQ series ‘Generation’

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Sorry, LGBTQ+ teens: Despite how fascinating and dramatic your confused lives are, viewers of HBO Max just aren’t that into you.

The network’s series Generation, described by one of its producers as “something intimate and honest for queer people,” has been nixed after just one season, DigitalSpy reports.

The gay-teen drama premiered in March, showcasing the lives of a group of high school students in Orange County, Calif., exploring their sexuality before the dark backdrop of a conservative community. The final episode aired July 8.

“We will not be moving forward with a second season of Generation,” said a spokesperson for HBO Max. “We are very proud to have partnered with [creators] Zelda and Daniel Barnz to faithfully and authentically represent LGBTQ youth with such a diverse group of characters and layered stories. We thank them and our wonderfully gifted cast for all their hard work and collaboration.”

The show was produced by father-and-daughter duo Zelda and Daniel Barnz, Ben Barnz, Sharr White, John Lefi, Jenni Konner and Girls star Lena Dunham.

Zelda Barnz told Entertainment Weekly: “I don’t think Generation’s purpose was to exist as a cultural giant in the landscape of television. I think its purpose was simply to exist, as something intimate and honest for queer people.

Evidently that wasn’t enough.

“I’m proud of the first [and only] season. I’m grateful we got to make this show at all, because there was a great deal of uncertainty in even pitching a show about queer teenagers in such a specific setting.”


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