As the streamer continues to empty out their slate of shows, HBO Max cancels Love Life after two seasons. The romantic comedy anthology series was HBO Max’s first original scripted series. The anthology series follows a different person each season from their first romance until their last romance.
Anna Kendrick led and executive produced season 1 as Darby Carter. Zoë Chao, Sasha Compère, and Peter Vack also starred in season 1.
In season 2 the focus shifted on William Jackson Harper’s Marcus Watkins, who comes out of a years-long relationship with the woman he thought was going to be his person. Now he is plunged back into the New York City dating scene on the search for the romantic fulfillment that he thought he had already found.
Jessica Williams, Chris “Comedian CP” Powell, Janet Hubert, Punkie Johnson, Kimberly Elise, Blair Underwood and more starred in season 2.
Season 2 nabbed 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, up from 79% for Season 1.
The series wasn’t just canceled but both seasons will also be removed from the streamer. This is a part of a broader financial review of the streamer’s slate that has resulted in a purge of a number of titles at the end of the calendar year. Gordita Chronicles was also recently removed and Minx, whose second-season renewal was reversed and they were also canceled, will be removed from the streamer as well.
Sam Boyd created the series and served as co-showrunner and executive producer on both seasons. Bridget Bedard was also the co-showrunner and executive producer on both seasons, with Rachelle Williams joining as co-showrunner and executive producer in Season 2. Kendrick, Harper, Paul Feig and Dan Magnante also executive produced. The series was produced by Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment.