Anyone paying attention to HBO over the last year or so will likely remember the controversy surrounding Michael Mann's acclaimed horse-racing drama 'Luck,' which the network cancelled after controversy surrounding a third horse's death associated with production. Both animal rights activists and the creative side have argued quite a bit about differing reports of cruelty to the animals, but now it seems one writer has taken it on himself to skirt the drama by continuing 'Luck' as a blog! Check out 'Luck's surprising revival inside!
Near of a year ago, HBO fans were stunned to learn that despite the critical acclaim of Dustin Hoffman's horse-racing drama 'Luck,' persistent animal cruelty complaints and a third horse's death led to the network shutting down production shortly after beginning a second season. Now, following series star Dustin Hoffman's accusations against PETA and TMZ of misrepresenting conditions, the animal rights movement has issued its own response to the star. Get the latest on the 'Luck' controversy inside!
Though it seems like a distant, clip-clopping memory by now, many HBO fans still feel the bitter sting of 'Luck's cancellation, even if it put a stop to all those dead horses. Still, plenty of the show's stars have managed to find their feet, with Kevin Dunn landing on the second season of HBO's 'Veep,' Jason Gedrick menacing 'Dexter,' and now Dennis Farina has joined the gang as the latest recruit to 'New Girl!' Playing Nick Miller (Jake Johnson)s proud papa, what does daddy Miller do that has us feeling 'Luck'-y all over again?
Thanks to HBO, Kevin Dunn won't be out of a job very long. The pay cabler's horse-racing drama 'Luck' may have been shut down just as production began on a second season, but that doesn't mean its cast should have to lose the race! Series star (as well as 'Transformers' dad) Kevin Dunn will take a significant role in the upcoming second season of the Emmy-winning 'Veep,' but as whom? Is one 'Veep' staffer out of a job?
Wow, can't say we saw that one coming down the track. It seems HBO's 'Luck' has officially run out, and the third time was the charm. Perhaps there were too many lucky horseshoes on the set, and they all cancelled one another out. Just one day after yet a third horse died during production of HBO's equine-racing drama 'Luck,' the network has decided to pull the plug on production of the series permanently.
We don't want to say the cast and crew behind HBO's thoroughbred racing drama 'Luck' are beating a dead horse with this latest news, but, well...that's precisely what they're doing. The production claimed the life of yet a third horse, prompting further calls and outrage from American humane societies who demand production of the series be suspended.