HBO Pulls the Plug on Lorne Michaels Comedy ‘Brothers in Atlanta’

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Brothers in Atlanta,” a comedy series hailing from Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin and “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels, is no longer moving forward at HBO, Variety has confirmed.

“After assessing our programming needs we talked to Bashir and Diallo and decided moving forward didn’t make sense for us at the time,” HBO said in a statement. “We feel they are immensely talented and we hope to work with them in the future.”

The series would’ve followed Langston and Moose (played by writer-exec producers Riddle and Salahuddin), two struggling entertainers and best friends, as they attempted to navigate relationships and life in Atlanta. It was ordered to series in April 2015.

Andrew Singer and Tim Story were also attached as executive producers, with Jeff Field, Doug Griffin and Anna Dokoza producing. Story (who has directed films including “Think Like a Man” and “Ride Along”) helmed the pilot.

The news was first reported by Variety sister site Deadline.

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