After an official renewal it isn’t common to see HBO cancel a series. It takes a lot of effort and time to bring a series to life, even a second season of a series! So it suprised many to hear this afternoon that The Brink had been cancelled by HBO. Here’s the quote from HBO itself:
“After evaluating our schedule and our programming needs, we unfortunately decided we cannot give The Brink the attention it deserves for a second season. We are proud of the first season and wish everyone involved in this show the very best.”
The statement is true, actually. HBO’s schedule is going to be bursting at the seams in 2016. After a lull between True Detective and HBO’s new series, Vinyl due to a delay of their new Sci-fi series, Westworld, HBO now has too much quality television to contain within a single year. Not to mention some of the other programs in development right now, maybe The Brink just wasn’t meant to be.
We hope The Brink wasn’t your reason for subscribing to HBO (we know it wasn’t) but to the fans out there who are mourning this loss, take care. HBO will deliver several new comedies in 2016. Fear not.