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HBO Cancels Luck Amid Controversy

By Jacob Klein on Mar 14, 2012 to Luck

Luck-HBO-Cancels-Series-300x249Yesterday we reported that HBO has suspended filming of their new series: Luck.  Today we’ve recieved an email from HBO on the topic saying that they’ve decided to go ahead and cancel the entire series!  Here is the shocking email HBOWatch received just moments ago:

It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series LUCK.

Safety is always of paramount concern.  We maintained the highest safety standards throughout production, higher in fact than any protocols existing in horseracing anywhere with many fewer incidents than occur in racing or than befall horses normally in barns at night or pastures.  While we maintained the highest safety standards possible, accidents unfortunately happen and it is impossible to guarantee they won’t in the future.  Accordingly, we have reached this difficult decision. 

We are immensely proud of this series, the writing, the acting, the filmmaking, the celebration of the culture of horses, and everyone involved in its creation. 

Quote from Michael Mann and David Milch:  “The two of us loved this series, loved the cast, crew and writers.  This has been a tremendous collaboration and one that we plan to continue in the future.”

What a shame!  The series was just about to hit it’s stride!   We wish everyone the best of… well… damn.  What do you think, Luck fans?  Was this the right decision?  Do you think animal rights trump your right to watch Dustin Hoffman kick ass on HBO?  Or should HBO have cancelled the program after the first two deaths?  Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

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