EXCLUSIVE: HBO Max Cancels Fashion Competition Series ‘The Hype,’ Produced & Judged By Offset
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports that HBO Max is not renewing the reality fashion competition series “The Hype,” where rapper Offset was a regular series judge and producer.
The series premiered in August of 2021 and ran two seasons before reportedly getting the axe. Migos rapper Offset, real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus, 30, appeared on the series regularly alongside fashion stylists Beth ‘Bephie’ Berkitt and Marni Senofonte.
Showcasing contestants’ abilities to wow the judges with their streetwear designs, “The Hype” awarded a ‘co-sign’ from the judges as well as a $150,000 cash prize. Some famous names appeared on the show as guest judges during the two seasons, including Offset’s wife Cardi B, A$Ap Ferg, and famed stylist and host of another canceled HBO series “Legendary,” Law Roach.
As we exclusively reported earlier this month, the HBO series “Legendary,” a ballroom/vogueing reality competition, was canceled. We also exclusively reported recently that a reality series produced by Issa Rae titled “Sweet Life: Los Angeles,” which aired for two seasons, was also canceled by the network.
Reportedly, the plethora of dropped series is due to HBO Max merging with Discovery+. Reports state the two streaming services are set to become one by the Summer of 2023. Allegedly, the upcoming new platform is making way for Discovery+ and HBO Max’s most popular programs as well as new ones.
At this time neither Offset nor any of the regular judges have spoken publicly about the cancellation.
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