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‘Little Ellen’ Co-Creator on HBO Max Removing Show, Despite 20 Unreleased Episodes: ‘It Feels Like Being Kicked to the Curb’

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After spending 6 seasons filming ‘Little Ellen’ on HBO Max, executive producer Carolyn Mackler shares her thoughts on the show getting removed from the network despite 20 unaired episodes. She also expresses her resentment of being removed midway through production and describes what she finds to be a perfect world for women writers.” “After spending 6 seasons filming ‘Little Ellen’ on HBO Max, executive producer Carolyn Mackler shares her thoughts on the show getting removed from the network despite 20 unaired episodes. She also expresses her resentment of being removed midway through production and describes what she finds to be a perfect world for women writers.

Why Does Mackler Feel Like Being Kicked To The curb,” 

 

It’s wild, I still feel like I’m in shock. I believe very much that The Young Pope is a really good show and it should be on HBO Max, but it just didn’t fit with the programming perspective of the network. I think our show was about very real contemporary issues that were women-centric and at a time when we are in the middle of such a big conversation about sexual harassment and sexual violence and women coming forward, we have this explosion of media coverage around it. And so to me it felt like an opportunity to explore something that was in the zeitgeist in a real way. It feels like being kicked to the curb,

Mackler says sadly. The series stars Sarah Hay, Erin Karpluk, Jennifer Coolidge, and Carol Kane. “After years of searching for a home for my daughters’ television series [‘Little Ellen’], I now know what a relief it is to have found one,” Mackler said. “I believe it is only a matter of time before ‘Little Ellen’ finds the perfect home on a network that values women writers and producers and is dedicated to creating shows that are just as good, if not better, than those they emulate.”

What Was The Reason ‘Little Ellen’ Co-Creator On HBO Max Removing Show?

 

Mackler goes on to describe how The Young Pope was a perfect fit for HBO Max’s initial programming approach. “The Young Pope, which is where HBO Max spent the majority of its marketing and promotional dollars, was very different from our show. It is a very masculine show. It is about the young pope and his crusade against women, and it’s about men behaving badly, so it felt to me like there was no overlap in terms. I think we have a very female audience and I just felt like it was a show that wasn’t going to play with us. We are about women’s lives, their problems, the issues that concern them.” 

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But Mackler doesn’t seem to think The Young Pope was a good fit for HBO Max in the first place. “We did not have any issues with it, we loved the cast, but I just don’t feel like that show had anything to do with our character and our audience. So yeah, it felt like something was going on that I’m not a part of – whether or not this is Netflix or HBO Max or Amazon, who is running the show, I can only speculate.

Mackler Reveals HBO Max’s Removal Of “Little Ellen,”

 

In response to HBO Max’s removal of “Little Ellen,” Mackler reveals that she and her daughters have found a new home for the series on the digital channel Epix. “I agreed with Epix that we would never show the finished episodes if we were not allowed to move them to another outlet,” she says. “The streaming service offers us an opportunity for a second chance because they offer a platform that allows me to tell my story and allows our audience to get a taste of what we are doing. There is a lot of support out there for our show, a lot of people who were interested in watching it, who were behind this show. I feel very lucky to be able to go on and tell the stories that I wanted to tell.”

 Mackler said, “I want to make sure that we give the audience what they paid for and get them the joy that we all had making it.” FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Awareness Campaign. The campaign, which is an initiative of the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information, will feature short films by Saudi director Haifaa Al-Mansour. “The campaign is going to have a lot of different elements that give a lot of context to the practice,” says Hagai Shaham, a producer of the film. The campaign will highlight female artists who have overcome adversity in their personal lives because of FGM.

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