Togetherness canceled after 2 seasons on HBO
Togetherness has been canceled in advance of the series’ second season finale, EW has confirmed.
The HBO comedy will come to a close April 10, forcing its season 2 closer to serve double purpose as the series’ end. ”Although we have decided not to proceed with another season of Togetherness, we look forward to continuing our strong creative collaboration with the talented Jay and Mark Duplass,” HBO said in a statement.
Created by Steve Zissis and dynamic brother duo Jay and Mark Duplass, Togetherness followed two ungainly couples as they navigated the perils of marriage and friendship under one roof. Mark, who also starred in the show alongside Zissis, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet, and Abby Ryder Fortson, took to Twitter Friday to address the news.
“[W]hile we are certainly feeling all the sadness that comes with this kind of news, our predominant reaction is one of overwhelming gratitude for all of you. Millions of you tuned in to watch a personal, niche show about sensitive people and the sensitive feelings they feel sensitively,” he wrote, adding, “In a time where you have so many great options on TV, we don’t take this lightly and will be forever grateful for your kind words and support.”
The Duplass brothers previously worked on a number of indie hits, inlcuding Baghead, Cyrus, and Jeff, Who Lives at Home. Despite regularly appearing in roles for The League, Transparent, and The Mindy Project, Togetherness marked their first foray behind the camera on the small screen.
“It felt like a world that’s much larger than a 90-minute movie. We had a friendly relationship with HBO, and they’d always say, ‘Why don’t you make a show with us?’ ” Mark told EW of the show in January 2015. “Then we were like, ‘Wait a minute —HBO’s going to support us, let us cast who we want, pay us nicely, and give us creative freedom, and when the show comes out they’re going to promote the s— out of it. Why have we not been doing this?”
The pair also executive-produce the HBO animated series Animals, which premiered in February.