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Zoë Kravitz Calls Hulu Canceling ‘High Fidelity’ “a Big Mistake”

Although she’s prepping new music and her first directed film, Zoë Kravitz shared that High Fidelity being cancelled was a “big mistake.”

Zoë Kravitz is primed to take over 2021. Production for Kravitz’s first directed full-length film, Pussy Island starring new beau Channing Tatum, begins in the summer, she’s currently prepping her debut solo album and her breakout as Selina Kyle/Catwoman will swing into theaters in The Batman next month.

Despite her jam-packed agenda, Kravitz is still displeased with the cancellation of her 2020 Hulu series High Fidelity. Readapted from the 1995 Nick Hornby bestseller and 2000 film of the same title (which her mother, Lisa Bonet, also starred in) Kravitz recently spoke with Elle about the show being dropped from Hulu’s roster.

They didn’t realize what that show was and what it could do. The amount of letters, DMs, people on the street, and women that look like us — like, that love for the show, it meant something to people. It was a big mistake.”

The interview wasn’t the first time Kravitz expressed her frustration with High Fidelity being cancelled. When the show was cancelled in August 2020, the actress took to Instagram to thank the cast and crew for the effort poured into the show. When fellow actress Tessa Thompson commented her condolences, Kravitz said: “At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. Oh wait.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, the second season of High Fidelity was planned to focus on character Cherise (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) Robyn’s (Kravitz) friend and Championship Vinyl employee.

“She was gonna become the lead of the show, and the story was leaning toward being about where she’d come from, her heartbreaks and her family background,” said former High Fidelity castmate Kingsley Ben-Adir, who played Robyn’s ex-boyfriend Russell “Mac” McCormack.

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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