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Gay comedy series Please Like Me has ended, creator confirms

Nick Duffy February 6, 2017

Gay comedy series Please Like Me has been cancelled, its creator has confirmed.

The show, which was created by and stars gay Australian comedian Josh Thomas, has won praise for its portrayal of gay millennial life and its focus on mental health issues.

The show’s future was left up in the air after its recent fourth season following the closure of US TV network Pivot, which funded the production alongside ABC Australia.

Though online streaming giant Hulu stepped up as the show’s new US home for the fourth season, it has now been confirmed that it will not be returning for a fifth.

Thomas, who based the show on his own real-life experiences, confirmed it would not be coming back in a statement – suggesting the decision was taken for creative reasons.

He wrote: “The other producers and I have decided that Season 4 of PLEASE LIKE ME is the last.

“We decided this because we are really happy with what we’ve made and feel like it is complete.

“I want to thank everyone who has watched the show and sent me a friendly note. This show is so intensely personal, it recreates the most intimate moments of my life and lays them out for anyone to watch.

“Seeing how people have connected with this show has been tremendously confidence building for me and I’m really grateful for that. Thank you. ”

He added: “I want to thank Mum and Dad… they made me and then kept me alive which is really cool. They’ve been incredibly supportive of this show even though at times it makes them look like t**ts.

“This show has brought me so much joy and I’m sad it’s over but also things have to end. I’m focussing now on what’s next, I hope to see you there.”

The show has previously been nominated for a string of LGBT filmmaking awards, including a nomination for a Dorian Award and three
GLAAD Media Awards.

It airs on Amazon Instant Video in the UK.

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