According to Deadline, HBO Max has decided not to order another season of “Generation.” The streaming service did not give an official reason for cancellation, but in a written statement, it did give the show’s cast and producers praise for their hard work. It also noted that they were happy to team with Zelda and Daniel for a project they thought genuinely captured the stories of LGBTQ youth.
With such praise, it’s hard to currently gauge exactly why HBO Max chose to cancel the dramedy series after just one season, especially as the show’s creators intended for the series to continue with multiple seasons. This makes “Generation” the first scripted original to be canceled by the service (via The Hollywood Reporter). HBO Max didn’t officially say if the show wasn’t pulling enough viewers. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series showed solid ratings among critics, with a 74 percent rating among critics on the site and an audience rating of 84 percent. If there is enough fan support, maybe “Generation” could find a new home with another streaming service like Netflix or Amazon Prime.