Wednesday, March 14, 2012

HBO Cancels Luck Upon Death of 3rd Horse During Production

3~14~2012 via Forbes: "HBO announced the sudden cancellation of Luck, the horseracing drama produced by David Milch and Michael Mann and starring Dustin Hoffman, after a third horse died during the production of the show’s second season."

3~14~2012 3:55pm [via press release from HBO]

HBO Ceases All Future Production on "Luck"

Statement on Luck

It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series LUCK.

Safety is always of paramount concern. We maintained the highest safety standards throughout production, higher in fact than any protocols existing in horseracing anywhere with many fewer incidents than occur in racing or than befall horses normally in barns at night or pastures.

While we maintained the highest safety standards possible, accidents unfortunately happen and it is impossible to guarantee they won't in the future. Accordingly, we have reached this difficult decision.

We are immensely proud of this series, the writing, the acting, the filmmaking, the celebration of the culture of horses, and everyone involved in its creation.

Quote from Michael Mann and David Milch: "The two of us loved this series, loved the cast, crew and writers. This has been a tremendous collaboration and one that we plan to continue in the future."

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