High Fidelity first came in the form of Nick Hornby's 1995 novel, followed by a John Cusack-starring 2000 film. Then 20 years later, Hulu breathed new life into the post-heartbreak saga with Zoë Kravitz as the lead music lover and freshly-dumped Rob, a record shop owner who revisits five past relationships to figure out how she can get love right.
The 10-episode series premiered in February 2020 and became a new streaming hit. Now, the question is, will there be more? Sadly, Hulu says no. Here's what we know.
High Fidelity won't get a Season 2.
Hulu has canceled the beloved new series after one season. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the cast and crew learned of the news on August 5. It's currently unclear why the show was canceled or if it will get picked up by another network.
Kravitz, who starred in and executive produced the series, confirmed the news with a heartfelt goodbye to High Fidelity on Instagram. "i wanna give a shout out to my #highfidelity family," she wrote, captioning a slideshow of behind-the-scenes film photos with her co-stars.
"thank you for all the love and heart you put into this show," she continued. "i'm in awe of all of you. and thank you to everyone who watched, loved and supported us. ✌🏽 #breakupssuck"
Kravitz previously said she'd "love to" do another season.
In June 2020, she told Variety that she and the cast "haven't been told" if the show is renewed yet, but she "would love to" do another season.
"I think the show has a lot of potential," she said on the outlet's The Big Ticket podcast with iHeart Radio. "I think there’s a lot more growing to do for everybody and a lot more trouble to get into. There’s a lot of places we could go and I would love to go there."
Season 2 could have been unpredictable.
While speaking about High Fidelity at the TCA presentations in January, Kravitz and fellow executive producer Veronica West spoke about keeping the story fresh while staying true to its original tale. "We don’t want it to be predictable," West said, according to Entertainment Weekly. "We don’t want people to watch the show and know exactly what’s going to happen. It’s not the love story between just two people."
Kravitz added, per EW, "The hope is that if we do more seasons we have more to draw from. We don’t want to, excuse my French, blow our load.”
Cherise could have gotten her own episode.
As we saw in Season 1, although the main focus was Rob's past heartbreaks, one standalone episode focused on her friend and ex Simon's (David H. Holmes) romantic history. Viewers didn't get to see that from Rob's comedic pal and aspiring musician Cherise (Da'Vine Joy Randolph), but there's hope that she'll maybe get the single-episode treatment in a follow-up season.
"I do know that in a second season—if that happens, crossing fingers—you will definitely see that," Randolph previously told BAZAAR.com. "That was something we made a point of." Similarly, High Fidelity writer and producer Veronica West told IndieWire that Cherise "will absolutely get her episode" if the show continues.
If that happens, however, don't expect Cherise's list of breakups to be similar to Rob's. "She and Rob are a little bit different in that Cherise does her thing. But Cherise has issues with feelings and expressing herself. She has trouble connecting with people," Randolph added to BAZAAR. The actress imagines that her character's hearbreaks might involve online dating adventures or a non-romantic letdown by one of her favorite musicians.
Watch this space for more updates.
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