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Hulu Cancels “Difficult People” After Three Seasons

"You know what 'understudy' is? A fancy word for 'disappointment.'"

Hulu has canceled Difficult People, the acerbic comedy starring producer-creator Julie Klasner and Billy Eichner, after three seasons.

The show, executive produced by Amy Poehler, was one of the first original series for the streaming service, drawing critical praise and a cult following for its skewed take on the straight woman/gay man friendship.


In addition to Klausner and Eichner, the show featured Andrea Martin, Cole Escola, and Gabourey Sidib, with appearances by Vanessa Williams, Lucy Liu, Jane Krakowski, Nathan Lane, Julianne Moore, Debbie Harry, Nile DiMarco, and John Cho, who played a love interest for Eichner.


The third and final season, which premiered in August, also saw Billy trying a Mike Pence gay conversion therapy kit, Matthew (Escola) auditioning for RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the whole gang accidentally trying ayahuasca.

Another Hulu series, Casual, has been renewed for a fourth and final season.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.