HBO Animated Series ‘Animals’ Canceled

HBO has canceled Animals, its animated adult series focused on the down and out creatures native to New York City. The third season, with 10 episodes, debuted Aug. 3 and showed a post-apocalyptic New York with no humans, but lots of animals.

From Duplass Brothers Productions, the show was created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano. The pair executive produced, wrote and directed all the episodes, and voiced many of the characters on the show. Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass were Animals executive producers, too, as was Jen Roskind.

Season three guests included Bob Balaban, Edie Falco, David Harbour and Johnny Knoxville.

Guests in the previous season included Jason Alexander, Aziz Ansari, Judy Greer, Chelsea Peretti and Wanda Sykes. previously reported of Animals’ cancellation. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.