Zoë Kravitz-led High Fidelity series cancelled by Hulu
Despite receiving rave reviews from critics upon its debut on the streaming service this past Valentine’s Day, Hulu has elected to not pick up the Zoë Kravitz-starring series adaptation of Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity for a second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The High Fidelity series was a 10-episode series that told the story from a female point of view, with Kravitz playing the lead (played by John Cusack in the 2000 feature film) as the ultimate music fan who is obsessed with pop culture and top-five lists. The series will also star Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Cherise, David H. Holmes as Simon, Jake Lacy as Clyde, and Kingsley Ben-Adir.
A departure from Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and beloved 2000 film, the series centered on Rob (Kravitz, who also serves as an executive producer), a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn who revisits past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.
Following Disney’s acquisition of Fox assets, which included a 60% controlling stake in Hulu, Disney decided to move the series from the more family-friendly Disney+ brand to the adult-oriented Hulu. High Fidelity was written by Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka and hailed from Midnight Radio and ABC Signature.
West and Kucserka developed the series for television and also served as executive producers alongside Scott Rosenberg, who co-wrote the 2000 movie. Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Nick Hornby also executive produced with Jesse Peretz acting as both EP and director for the pilot. Adrienne Erickson produced for Midnight Radio.