HBO Max Cancels LGBTQ Series 'Genera+ion' after One Season

Wednesday September 15, 2021
Originally published on September 15, 2021

Justice Smith in a scene from HBO Max's "Genera+ions."
Justice Smith in a scene from HBO Max's "Genera+ions."  (Source:Warrick Page / HBO Max)

HBO Max will not order more of its super queer teen dramedy series "Genera+ion", Deadline reports.

Produced by Lena Dunham and created by Zelda Barnz and her father Daniel Barnz, who also served as director, "Genera+ion" was the first HBO Max pilot to go to a full series. The first of its 16-episode season debuted on the new streaming service back in March, airing in two parts, and finally wrapping up in July.

"We will not be moving forward with a second season of Genera+ion," HBO Max said in a statement. "We are very proud to have partnered with Zelda and Daniel Barnz to faithfully and authentically represent LGBTQ youth with such a diverse group of characters and layered stories. We thank them and our wonderfully gifted cast for all their hard work and collaboration."

"Genera+ion" followed a group of high school students in Orange County, California who navigate the world while exploring their sexuality, bumping up against family and friends in their conservative community. It starred actors Justice Smith, Martha Plimpton, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Chloe East, Nathanya Alexander, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger, Chase Sui Wonders, and more.

Click here to check out EDGE's review of "Genera+ion".