– Hulu cancels the musical comedy “Up Here”
– Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes star in the series
– The project was developed by the film’s original writers and composers
Hulu has decided not to move forward with the second season of the musical comedy series “Up Here,” which stars Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes. The streaming service chose to shelve the project following changes in its programming strategy.
Developed by the film’s original writers and composers, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Up Here” follows the story of a summer romance between an introverted computer engineer named Wendell (Valdes) and a real estate agent named Luna (Whitman). The cast also includes another Broadway veteran, Henry Winkler, and newcomer Yuriri Naka.
“Up Here” garnered critical acclaim, with its first season featuring a musical score composed by the husband-and-wife team behind the award-winning song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, as well as the Coco soundtrack.
Despite the positive feedback, Hulu’s decision not to renew the series for a second season indicates that the streaming platform is reevaluating its approach when it comes to original content and programming strategies.