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HBO decided to cancel Luck after their third horse death. They were in the middle of shooting their second season when everything went down, and thankfully they did right thing. It breaks my heart to hear about the horses dying.
They released the statement, “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.”
I know PETA and many others are very happy that the series got canceled. I’m all for a show with animals, but when they’re mistreated it’s NEVER okay. I’m glad this show is done, and am so sad for the poor horses…