Zoë Kravitz is taking Hulu’s diversity record to task after the platform canceled her show High Fidelity after just one season.
Kravitz took to Instagram earlier this week to share some good memories from the show as well as bid farewell to her cast members. “I wanna give a shout out to my #highfidelity family,” she wrote on the post. “Thank you for all the love and heart you put into this show. i’m in awe of all of you. and thank you to everyone who watched, loved and supported us.”
Fellow actress Tessa Thompson responded to the post lamenting the cancelation. In response Kravitz wrote, “At least hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. oh wait.”
The actress’ response isn’t wrong. Currently there’s only one other original scripted series on Hulu starring a Black woman, and that’s Little Fires Everywhere with Kerry Washington. While Hulu does have a Black Stories page dedicated to Black content, the majority does not feature Hulu originals, with even less starring Black female leads.
High Fidelity‘s cancellation comes as a surprise to many fans. The series, a gender-bending reimagining of the John Cusack’s 2000 film based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel, was lauded by critics and viewers alike when it premiered earlier this year.
Other celebrities and creators chimed in on the Instagram post to express their sympathies over the show’s (for many) premature cancelation. “NOOOOOOO!!! I rarely find shows that genuinely impress me. This one did. I told you how much I loved this show. And I still do. This one definitely deserved another season,” wrote Lena Waithe.
“Rob was robbed. This show was so heartwarming and captured the voice of (dare I say) a generation so acutely. Y’all wrote the hell out of it. I’m sad to not discover what happens next! But grateful for all the melancholic joy it gave,” Moses Sumney said.