“We will not be moving forward with a second season of Genera+ion. 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,” an HBO Max spokesperson said in a statement. “We thank them and our wonderfully gifted cast for all their hard work and collaboration.”
Genera+ion followed a diverse group of teenagers navigating their sexualities and unique coming-of-age experiences in a conservative California town, wrapping up its 16-episode first season in July. Created by then-18-year-old Zelda Barnz, who co-created the show alongside her dads, Daniel and Ben Barnz, Genera+ion was billed as a project made by Gen Z for Gen Z.
While the series boasted some familiar faces, like Justice Smith, Nava Mau, and Martha Plimpton, it also introduced up-and-coming actors like Chase Sui Wonders, Chloe East, Haley Sanchez, Lukita Maxwell, Nathanya Alexander, Sam Trammell, and Uly Schlesinger.
Lena Dunham executive-produced Genera+ion alongside Zelda, Daniel, and Ben Barnz. Marissa Diaz was a producer.
Originally published at https://decider.com/2021/09/15/hbo-max-cancels-generation/ on .