HBO Max Pulls the Plug on “South Side” After Three Seasons

Kareme Young and Sultan Salahuddin in
Kareme Young and Sultan Salahuddin in "South Side"

South Side gave us an authentic look at life on the South Side of Chicago, but all good things come to an end. A few months after the third season of South Side premiered on HBO Max, the streamer announced they won’t be picking it up for Season 4.

South Side centers on two newly minted community college graduates and small-time hustlers, who are ready to take over the world, but they find themselves running a rent-to-own shop and coming up with petty schemes to make do.

South Side initially premiered on Comedy Central in 2019, before moving to HBO Max for its second and third seasons. Its cast included Bashir Salahuddins, Diallo Riddle, Kareme Young, Quincy Young, Chandra Russell, Zuri Salahuddin, and Lil Rel Howery.

The show’s cancelation was confirmed in a statement by an HBO Max spokesperson, which expressed how proud they are of the rich world that Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle, and Sultan Salahuddin created with this series.

“For three seasons, this beloved series balanced cutting, hyperlocal social commentary about life on the South Side of Chicago with silly, sometimes zany humor. The result was a wholly unique, ambitious, and fearless comedy that could speak to everyone living the American dream,” reads HBO Max’s statement.