Matt Damon isn’t quite ready to give up on Project Greenlight.
After making news earlier this week saying HBO had canceled the film competition series, Damon is now clarifying those comments. “I’m not sure yet if totally it’s canceled or if they haven’t put it on their schedule, so I think Ben is going in there to talk to them this week,” during a recent EW SiriusXM Town Hall interview.
Damon continued to say that even if HBO doesn’t bring back the show he and Affleck created, which gives aspiring filmmakers a chance to direct a feature film, the two would turn to another outlet for season 5. “We also have some meetings at some other places. Obviously Greenlight could make sense at Amazon or Netflix, so there are definitely places where it could live,” he shared. “We don’t want to give up on it. The irony is that we’ve been nominated for an Emmy every time we’ve made the show, so we feel like someone will give it a home, and it’s definitely a project that we believe in.”
A change of network wouldn’t be a first for the series; Greenlight started at HBO before shifting to Bravo for season 3, returning eight years later to its original home for the most recent run.
The show was the center of some controversy in its latest season following comments Damon made in the premiere episode about diversity in film, which prompted him to issue an apology.
Watch Damon’s comments on Greenlight‘s future in the video above and watch more clips from the interview below.
His upcoming film, Jason Bourne, hits theaters on Friday.