Well, that certainly didn’t take long. With a sneak preview last month that many, including us, raved about, the series premiere of Luck debuted on HBO this past Sunday. With quality star talent, and many outlets already seeing the full season, and calling the show extraordinary, HBO definitely has a promising new show. Now, HBO has reportedly renewed the realistic racing drama for a second season already.
Variety’s Stuart Levine tweeted the very brief news, and while it doesn’t come as surprising from a critical standpoint, it definitely is surprising from a business standpoint. We are just two days after the show’s series premiere, and for HBO to renew the new program now seems a bit like jumping the gun, given that they haven’t seen whether or not the ratings will dip in week two.
But, it’s interesting to note that HBO did provide a slaughterhouse before the year ended, killing three of its comedy series to make way for new programming such asLuck. So, there’s a very good chance that the network simply wants to retain the very well-known stars within the cast, believe in this series even more so because they’re riding high on the reviews from critics, and want to ensure the safety of the programming. Plus, if HBO sent out the entire first season to critics already in order to generate buzz, it’s definitely an outstanding vow of confidence.
Luck airs every Sunday at 9PM only on HBO, with repeats every Wednesday at 10PM.