Following Hulu’s announcement, it would not renew its rom-com series, High Fidelity for season 2, Zoë Kravitz, who both stars and executive produces the show, took to social media finding fault with the streaming platform for its lack of diversity.
“I wanna give a shout out to my #highfidelity family,” wrote Kravitz in an Instagram post on Friday. “Thank you for all the love and heart you put into this show. I’m in awe of all of you. And thank you to everyone who watched, loved and supported us. #breakupssuck.” The post attracted many comments from various actors and celebrities, who all voiced their condolences and disappointment for the decision, including Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, and Lena Waithe. The criticism came when Tessa Thomspon also replied, writing “I will miss you alllllllllllll so much” to which Kravitz responded “It’s cool. At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. Oh wait.”
Hulu made the decision to remain silent. The only other show available on Hulu featuring a Black woman as a lead actress is Little Fires Everywhere, starring Kerry Washington.