'Here' canceled ahead of second season

As co-creators Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez told Bustle in March, their new Hulu musical rom-com is packed with Broadway sensibilities — from the plethora of original songs to the fact that theatergoers will love it. Familiar guest stars. But eight episodes after "Up Here" premiered on March 24, the show's intermission appears to be coming to an end. In other words, "Up Here" was canceled before a possible second season on Hulu, according to Variety .

Up Here follows Lindsay and Miguel as they form a new relationship in 1999 New York while trying to silence the critical voices in each other's heads. Final Minutes In Season 1, Lindsay and Miguel finally reunited, just in time to usher in the new year (and new millennium). However, the happy moment ended in chaos: Lindsay said she had been experiencing nausea, heartburn and extreme hunger for the past few weeks, and it dawned on her that she was most likely pregnant.

This twist naturally led to the creation of a second season — and one that the show's creative team is certainly planning. "There's still a lot of work to be done," Anderson-Lopez told Bustle following the show's release. "Hopefully we can do more."

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Sadly, that’s where Lindsay and Miguel’s story ends. But if you want to relive all the catchy music tracks, you can still do that. According to The Hollywood Reporter , the musical will continue to air on Hulu. It seems like a no-brainer — but Hulu and Disney+ have recently removed several originals from their platforms, including "Dollface" and "The World of Jeff Goldblum," so the fate of the now-canceled shows becomes Not so sure.

In addition to Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes as Lindsay and Miguel, "Here" also stars Katie Finneran, John Hodgman and Sophia Hammons as Lin Miguel's inner critic is played by Andrea Burns, Emilia Suarez and Scott Porter.

The actors are still collaborating in other ways, though. Whitman and Valdez expressed support for the WGA and SAG-AFTRA picket lines in recent Instagram posts.

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"No one wants to go on strike, but we are at a historical inflection point where we must insist on fairness and protect all members of our industry," Whitman wrote in a July 26 post. "It's time for these massive high-tech workers to Will tubes and studios stop making billions of dollars off artists, cast and crew, stop unfairly hoarding everything, and trying to make us humans completely obsolete by artificial intelligence? ? ? "