After running for one season on AMC, the Bob Odenkirk-led drama show Lucky Hank has been canceled.
The series ran for eight episodes on AMC, with the final episode of the season premiering this past May. The network noted that the series will remain on the AMC+ streaming service so that newcomers and fans can still watch the show.
“We’re proud of Lucky Hank and thankful for the work of everyone who brought this unique, playful and deeply human show to viewers, from the talented creative team to our partners at Sony and, of course, Bob, Mireille and the entire cast and crew,” a statement from AMC reads (via The Hollywood Reporter). “Unfortunately, we are not able to proceed with a second season, but we are glad these eight episodes exist on AMC+ and will continue to find new fans — or be seen again by viewers who come back to spend more time with Hank, Lily and the entertaining cast of characters at Railton College.”
What was Lucky Hank about?
“William Henry ‘Hank’ Devereaux, Jr., the unlikely English department chairman at the badly underfunded Railton College in the Pennsylvania rust belt, is coping with a midlife crisis,” reads Lucky Hank’s synopsis. “Just as Hank’s life begins to unravel, his wife, Lily, also begins to question the path she is on as the vice principal of the local high school, and the choices she has made. Told in the first person by Hank, the series is adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo’s novel Straight Man, which was inspired by his own experiences teaching at colleges.”