And just like that, TVLine has another contender for TV’s Best Two-Season Shows.
Love Life has been cancelled at HBO Max, TVLine has confirmed. The news comes more than a year after the release of the Season 2 finale, which dropped Nov. 11, 2021.
Each season of the rom-com anthology followed a different protagonist on a journey from their first love to their last. In Season 1, executive producer Anna Kendrick starred as lovelorn Darby Carter. Zoë Chao, Peter Vack, Sasha Compére and Nick Thune co-starred.
Though Darby’s happy ending came in Season 1’s finale, Kendrick reprised Darby the following season, which focused on William Jackson Harper’s Marcus Watkins. Season 2’s ensemble also featured Jessica Williams, Punkie Johnson and Chris “Comedian CP” Powell, and recurring guest stars Arian Moayed, Leslie Bibb and John Earl Jelks. Keith David, meanwhile, took the reins as narrator, succeeding Season 1 narrator Lesley Manville.
TVLine declared Season 2 one of the 20 Best Shows of 2021, while also singling out Harper for his “carefully crafted, emotional portrayal” of Marcus. Readers gave the sophomore effort an average grade of “A-” — read our finale post mortem with Harper here.
Sam Boyd, who created the series and served as co-showrunner, lamented the cancellation on Twitter: “Bummed that this is now a thing that can happen! Gonna try to figure out somewhere else for it to live, so it doesn’t just **not exist anymore**, but no matter what, I’m SO proud of it and SO grateful to everyone who worked on it & everyone who watched. This show changed my life.”
Our Streaming Scorecard has been updated to reflect Love Life‘s cancellation. Are you sorry to see it go? Sound off in Comments.