Project Greenlight Cancelled

Project Greenlight Cancelled at HBO

Project Greenlight is no longer living up to its name.

HBO has chosen not to renew Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s filmmaking competition series for Season 5, our sister site Variety reports.

“When we picked up a new season in 2014, we imagined a one season revival and decided in early 2016 another season did not make sense for us,” HBO said in a statement. “We are proud of the show and were pleased with its run throughout the years.”

Damon broke the news of the cancellation in an interview with the Associated Press: “I’m not one to question [their programming]. They do such a great job. But we have to take it out again,” he said, indicating that the show will be shopped to other outlets.

It wouldn’t be the first time the program has moved homes. After running for two seasons on HBO from 2001-2003, Project Greenlight moved to Bravo in 2005, before returning to HBO last year.

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4 Comments
  1. Max says:

    The last idiot they picked pretty much ruined any chance Project Greenlight had of being renewed. Jason Mann put a nail in the Greenlight coffin with his obstinate and infuriating directing that produced by far the worst final project of the short series. On top of that he was a snobbish bore who no doubt was chosen because they hoped his quirkiness would be interesting. It wasn’t in the least and far better candidates with personalities were shown the door.

    • Wakey says:

      Would the show have been as entertaining with a director picked who wasn’t all those things you mentioned though? Project Greenlight is in a strange situation because to get the best show they need to go left field with the pick for the director but by doing so it does often mean the end product isn’t as good as it should be. When it really needs both parts to be equally as good that’s a problem because the are both generally pulling in the opposite direction

  2. bostonjay2014 says:

    I’m pretty sure the last season did them in. That director was a total $%&*. The whole team probably never wants to repeat that, and move on.

  3. Emor says:

    Having watched every season on Project Greenlight, I can say the fundamental problem with the series is simply Ben and Matt’s choices. From the boring coming-of-age scripts to the completely inexperienced directors for season 1&2, to the lack of script and TERRIBLE choice of director in season 4. The results were simply underwhelming by even low expectations standards. Season 3 was by far and away the most successful outcome and even that was ruined by the Wienstein’s divorce from Disney. It WAS a fascinating insight to the crap that all movies go through, (Egos, budgets, unions, visions, tonality…) to get made. Like they said, it’s hard to make any movie, good or bad. Sometimes you just get lucky.