Hulu cancels ‘Woke’ after two seasons

Hulu cancels

After two seasons, Hulu canceled the comedy series, Wake up, according to Comicbook. This news was originally reported by Deadline. The live-action spectacle mixed with animated elements was inspired by the life experiences of award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight (Jake the Fake Keeps It Real, Jake the Fake Goes for Laughs) and starred Lamorne Morris (New girl, game night).

Debuting in September 2020, the series followed Morris as Keef, a black cartoonist whose recent mainstream success is fractured by a racial profiling incident. This experience leaves him shaken by the questioning of each of his gestures as an artist and of the work he produces. As he embraces a new perspective, he must balance how it affects his work and whether it will be received the same. Along with this new perspective, Keef begins to see inanimate objects come to life.

With Morris, the series starred T. Murph (Kevin Hart Presents: The Sequel), Blake Anderson (Workaholics, Game Over, Male), JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Real Husbands of Hollywood), and Sasheer Zamata (Home Economics, Weekends) through comics.

Knight created the series with executive producer Marshall Todd (Twilight’s Last Disappearance), according to the comic. Other executive producers included Eric Christian Olsen (Fired Up, NCIS: Los Angeles), John Will (gang of thievesThe problem with happiness), Will Gluck (Peter Rabbit, Easy A), Maurice “Mo” Marable (Lodge 49, Insecure), Richie Schwartz (Moonbeam City, The Straight Story), and Anthony King (Research group, dead to me).

The Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature-produced series is just the latest in several high-profile series cancellations. HBO Max recently canceled its sci-fi romance drama, Made for love, and suspense series, Raised by wolves, both after two seasons. On the TNT streamer’s sister network, Warner Bros. Discovery has announced the television adaptation of snowdrops would end after its upcoming fourth season.

The two seasons of Wake up can be streamed exclusively on Hulu.


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