Zoe Kravitz just finished her first and last season of her show High Fidelity on Hulu. The show, based on a 2000 film adaptation of a 1995 book by the same name had very favorable reviews when it began so it was a surprise to hear the show had been cancelled. It received an 86% professional review score and 82% from the audience. Celebrities chimed in letting Kravitz know how much they loved the show.
Lena Waithe wrote, “I rarely find shows that genuinely impress me. This one did. I told you how much I loved this show. And I still do. This one definitely deserved another season.” Questlove said, “WHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTT!!!?????????!!!!!!!!!!!??? Why do I always find out about tragic s— this way?!” And Mosey Sumney expressed sadness about the cancellation saying, “Y’all wrote the hell out of it. I’m sad to not discover what happens next! But grateful for all the melancholic joy it gave.” Variety’s Chief TV critic Caroline Framke said, “I was so skeptical about a new “High Fidelity” and ended up liking it so much by the end — mostly because it was great to see Zoe Kravitz crush a 3D part that actually challenged her. This is a shame!”
It wasn’t just the viewers who expressed their opinion as Kravitz weighed in herself and used it as a moment to throw some shots at Hulu. “I wanna give a shout out to my #highfidelity family,” in the aforementioned Instagram post. “Thank you for all the love and heart you put into this show. i’m in awe of all of you. and thank you to everyone who watched, loved and supported us. ✌🏽 #breakupssuck.”
And when actress Tessa Thompson said “I will miss you alllllllllllll so much,” Kravitz replied: “it’s cool. at least hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. oh wait.” And she wasn’t off base with what she said as the only other shows on Hulu that featured blacks were Four Weddings and a Funeral and Little Fires Everywhere.
To get an idea of where Kravitz is coming from, she did an interview with the Irish Times talking about her approach to casting. “It doesn’t look like a bunch of white girls, like the show Girls,” she said, noting the New York–set HBO series that was criticized early on for starring a largely white cast. “If that show was in Iowa or something, fine, but you’re living in Brooklyn. There’s people of color everywhere.”
We’re sad to see the show gone and what she meant to fans being on the network but Kravitz is a talented girl. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that she’ll be able to executive producer elsewhere.