HBO Max Cancels “Gordita Chronicles” As It Scales Down on Kids and Family Programming

Cosette Hauer, Olivia Goncalves, and Noah Rico in
Cosette Hauer, Olivia Goncalves, and Noah Rico in "Gordita Chronicles"

Since its premiere in June, Gordita Chronicles became a runaway hit for HBO Max, but that wasn’t enough to guarantee its renewal. The coming-of-age comedy series has been canceled after one season, as the streamer tries to scale down on its kids and family programming.

In an official statement announcing its cancelation, HBO Max bosses explained that they made a very difficult decision to pull a plug on this beloved show because live-action kids and family programming will not be part of their focus in the immediate future.

The show’s executive producers Eva Longoria and Zoe Saldaña reflected on its cancelation in an official statement, saying they’re heartbroken that the larger programming changes at HBO Max won’t allow the show to go on.

“As producers and storytellers who are continually seeking out the authentic and original stories that highlight our community’s joy and talent, we are so proud to have worked on this piece of magic,” said the duo in a statement.

There’s still a chance that Gordita Chronicles will find its second home since Sony Pictures Television plans to shop it elsewhere following the cancelation. The series premiered on HBO Max in June and centered on the adventures of a chubby, willful, and reluctant girl whose family immigrated from the Dominican Republic to Florida in the ’80s.