HBO has given up on a comedy series that it has been trying to get on track for a number of years. Deadline.com reports that the pay-cable channel scrapped “Brothers in Atlanta,” produced by Lorne Michaels, created by and starring Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, and directed by Tim Story.
HBO “originally ordered a Riddle and Salahuddin comedy pilot produced by Michaels in 2013, with the duo playing Atlanta reporters,” Deadline notes. “It didn’t go to series, but the pay cable network liked Riddle and Salahuddin and the Atlanta setting and decided to take another try with a new concept. It became Brothers In Atlanta, which went to pilot with Story directing and was picked up to series in April. The show will not go forward.”
In a statement released to Deadline, HBO said: “After assessing our programming needs, we talked to Bashir and Diallo and decided moving forward didn’t make sense for us at the time. We feel they are immensely talented, and we hope to work with them in the future.”