It's sad to know that the live-action animated comedy series Woke won't be continuing beyond its two seasons. The show was created by cartoonist Keith Knight inspired by his life experiences and work.
The comedy show debuted in September 2020, starring Lamorne Morris as the lead Keef, a cartoonist who begins to experience racial inequality issues more vividly after an unpleasant encounter with San Francisco police officers. Woke is unique because it combines live-action with animated excerpts.
The show received favorable ratings and critiques, with 74% on Rotten Tomatoes, a 6.2/10 score on IMDb and an audience score of 72% on Google. With an above-average ranking and possibly room for improvement, it's hard to imagine why Hulu would cancel such a kick-ass comedy series.
So, here’s the answer as to why that is.
Why was Hulu’s 'Woke' Put to Sleep
As reported exclusively by Variety, Woke struggled in its second season production, with shootings forced to shut down thrice due to COVID cases among the cast and crew members.
The series aired its final episode on April 8 2022, with Deadline first reporting the cancellation news.
As reasonable as it may sound, fans are shuddered by the show’s nullification, with many expressing their disappointment on Twitter.
What Next for The Show’s Cast
Just because the beloved series was canceled doesn't mean we'll be seeing the last of our favourite characters. With their work cut out for them, most cast members are busy on other projects meaning we shall see more of them in the coming years.