Comedy documentary series “Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas” has been canceled by HBO after two seasons.
Tonight’s episode will be the series’ last; the series finale airs 11 p.m. on HBO.
“Tonight is the series finale of @ProblemAreasHBO. I guess we were another casualty of that dragon fire at King’s Landing?” Cenac tweeted Friday. “Sad there won’t be season 3 or 17, but appreciate everything and everyone who made seasons 1 & 2 possible, whether that was working on it or watching it.”
Tonight is the series finale of @ProblemAreasHBO.
I guess we were another casualty of that dragon fire at King's Landing?
Sad there won't be season 3 or 17, but appreciate everything and everyone who made seasons 1 & 2 possible, whether that was working on it or watching it.
— Wyatt Cenac (@wyattcenac) June 7, 2019
Cenac continued his thoughts in a seven-part tweet thread.
“At a time when it feels like public discourse is toxic and change is a thing that only happens with elections or impeachments, it was cool to meet folks working to create change in their cities. Not definitive solutions, but ideas to build from that could be replicated,” he said.
He also highlighted ways that “Problem Areas” brought certain topics to light.
“If somebody has never heard of restorative justice or a farm to school food program, they might not think something like that is possible. We made a show to highlight that change can happen a lot closer than we sometimes realize. But it also needs support to grow and take root.”
Next, he took aim at the “toxic” discourse on Twitter.
“On Twitter when discourse gets toxic, it’s possible to mute those voices and amplify others. @ProblemAreasHBO was our attempt to do that with a television show,” he said. “All the episodes should probably be available online at HBOGo or HBONow. And who knows, maybe somebody will figure out how to toss them all onto YouTube, where they can find a new audience of Russian viewbots and house cats who secretly know how to type better than they let on.”
The series finale of “Problem Areas” airs Friday at 11 p.m. on HBO.