Horror

HBO Comedy Series “Los Espookys” Cancelled After Two Seasons

For two seasons, “Los Espookys” followed the horror-tinged comedic hijinks of friends aiming to turn their love of horror into a profitable business. Despite its critical acclaim, Deadline reports today that the recently aired second season will be the series last.

Created by Fred ArmisenAna Fabrega, and Julio Torres (HBO comedy special “My Favorite Shapes”), “Los Espookys” debuted in 2019, with season two premiering in September 2022.

The series followed “a group of friends who turn their shared passion for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to clients who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just a part of daily life.”

“We are thrilled we could deliver the unique and hilarious second season of Los Espookys to viewers finally, more than three years after the series premiere, due to pandemic delays,” HBO said in a statement. “We thank Julio, Ana, and Fred for this imaginative and delightfully bizarre world they created. We are not currently planning on a third season, but we would welcome the opportunity to work with this cast and crew in the future.”

Torres will remain in business with HBO, as he has a first look deal in place with HBO and HBO Max.

The series’ second season followed “leader and gore enthusiast Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco), haunted by the ghost of a beauty pageant queen, while Úrsula (Cassandra Ciangherotti) enlists an old acquaintance to challenge the political status quo. Úrsula’s well-meaning sister, Tati (Ana Fabrega), is adjusting to her life as a newlywed while balancing a new gig, and Renaldo’s ominous best friend, Andrés (Julio Torres), tries to find his place in the world after appeasing his inner demons (literally). Meanwhile, Uncle Tico (Fred Armisen) is searching for a new purpose after his valet career is derailed.”

Season two returning cast also includes recurring stars José Pablo Minor as Juan Carlos, River L. Ramirez as Sonia, Giannina Fruttero as Beatriz, Carmen Gloria Bresky as Mayor Teresa Lobos, Eudora Peterson as Krissy, and guest stars Greta Titelman as Ambassador Melanie Gibbons, Spike Einbinder as Sombra Del Agua (Water’s Shadow), and Sam Taggart as JJ. The new recurring cast includes Martine Gutierrez as Karina and guest stars Kim PetrasIsabella Rosellini, and Yalitza Aparicio.

The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Fred Armisen, Ana Fabrega, and Julio Torres, along with Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer and Alice Mathias; co-executive produced by Nate Young; produced by Sharon Lopez and Andy Garland.

Both seasons of “Los Espookys” are currently available to stream on HBO Max.

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