Hulu Cancels ‘The Other Black Girl’ After One Season

The Other Black Girl Screengrab (Credit: Hulu)

It’s one and done for The Other Black Girl.

Hulu canceled the workplace-meets-horror series after one season.

The Hollywood Reporter, the first outlet to report on the cancellation Friday, noted that the series never caught on with audiences.

While television critics embraced the show and gave it an 86 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, audiences thought it was so-so and handed it a 50 percent rating on the site.

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The series was based on the 2021 best-selling novel of the same name by Zakiya Dalila Harris.

Sinclair Daniel led the cast as Nella, an editorial assistant who was the only Black woman at a mostly-white publishing company. Nella worked to climb the corporate ladder, but her superiors seemed to notice her only while asking for coffee orders.

Nella grew tired of being the only Black girl at the office and got excited when Hazel, another Black woman, was hired. But as Nella geared up for a promotion and befriended Hazel (played by Ashleigh Murray), she noticed sinister things started to happen at work.

The cast also included Hunter Parrish (Weeds) as Nella’s boyfriend Owen, Bellamy Young (Scandal) as Nella’s editor Vera and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) as the company’s top man, Richard Wagner. Brittany Adebumola and Garcelle Beauvais had roles on the show as well.

All ten episodes of The Other Black Girl premiered Sept. 13 on Hulu.

The series was developed by Onyx Collective, a division of Disney that brings projects from creators of color and underrepresented voices to Hulu.

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