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Why Hulu’s ‘Woke’ Was Cancelled After Just Two Seasons

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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.

Lamorne Morris

Lamorne Morris

Lamorne Morris, an actor, producer and writer, is set to star in Night Shift, which is in its post-production phase, along with The Disappearance of Toby Blackwood.

Blake Anderson

Blake Anderson

Blake Anderson is currently involved in filming the TV series Adults Only alongside the film Slice! He will also star in The Out-Law film, whose premiere date is yet to be announced.

Rose McIver

Rose McIver

A Christmas Prince veteran Rose McIver continues to star in CBS’s Ghosts streaming on Paramount+.

Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata

You can catch Sasheer Zamata on the live variety show Sasheer Zamata Party Time and watch her standup special, Pizza Mind, on Amazon Prime

She will also voice in the upcoming TV series Exploding Kittens and star in Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur TV show.

Aimee Garcia

Aimee Garcia

Coming-of-age Aimee Garcia voice casts the animated TV series Dragons: The Nine Realms, whose third season drops on August 18 2022. 

She also features Murder at Yellowstone City and the upcoming Christmas with You and Saurus City.

J.B. Smoove

J.B. Smoove

J.B. Smoove has carved out a successful voice cast career, starring as Black Manta in Teen Titans Go! and Quattro the Pigeon on Prime Video’s Fairfax. 

He also appears in the film Back on the Strip as Pastor Amos ‘Slim Sexy’ Flower and the yet-to-be-released TV series Blockbuster.

Nicole Byer

Nicole Byer

The powerhouse Nicole Byer has been a busy body this past decade. Her projects this year include Home Economics (TV series), The Boys Presents: Diabolical (short TV show), Grand Crew (TV series), Big City Greens (TV series), Rugrats (short TV series), The Great North (TV series), The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib (TV series), The Bob’s Burgers Movie, 4D Printer (TV miniseries) and Mack & Rita.

Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson

You can catch Sam Richardson in the films Family Squares and Senior Year. He also features in Apple TV+’s The Afterparty, HBO Max’s That Damn Michael Che, and the cartoon TV series HouseBroken

He stars in the highly anticipated Hocus Pocus sequel set to premiere on September 30 this year.

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Cree Summer still continues with her successful career casting several other TV series and content, including The Legend of Vox Machina, Kid Cosmic, Star Wars: The Old Republic-Legacy of the Sith, Muppet Babies, Teen Titans Go!, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, Rugrats, Better Things, Young Justice, Puppy Dog Pals, Eureka!, The Patrick Star Show and Run The World. 

She voices the upcoming film The Magician's Elephant and the TV series Star Wars: Detours.

Jack McBrayer

Jack McBrayer

You'll find sweet smiley-faced Jack McBrayer in Apple TV's Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show alongside Kenan, Kid Cosmic, Amphibia, Paltrocat with Darren Paltowitz and the film Grand Junction. 

He is currently filming the TV series E.A.T. With Gavin Rossdale and the movie Unfrosted. 

Keith David

Keith David

Three-time Emmy winner Keith David has a variety of upcoming TV content, including Headshop (film), Nope (film), Entergalactic (TV series), The Gettysburg Address (Documentary), Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story (film), A Miracle Before Christmas (film), All Fun and Games (film), The Ogilvy Fortune (film), Where Are The Cocoa Puffs? (film) and New Warriors (TV series).

Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric The Entertainer stars as Bobby in The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder alongside Summer

You can also watch him in The Neighbourhood TV series. His upcoming films include The Plus One, Down by the Water and A Fall From Grace.

Tony Hale

Tony Hale

Last but certainly not least, Arrested Development alum Tony Hale prepares to take to the silver screen with the films Hocus Pocus 2, Dear Elizabeth and Blind Psychosis. 

He also stars in The Legend of Vox Machina, The Chicken Squad, Rugrats, Amphibia and HouseBroken.

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