Fresh Off The Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan announced on November 8 that the series has been canceled. Fans immediately began trolling Constance Wu since she voiced in May that she was “upset” about the show’s renewal. At the time, she claimed that she was disappointed that the series was returning because she wanted to work on other projects.
FOTB is coming to an end next year, according to Vulture. The series was the longest-running sitcom in history to feature an Asian-American family. “I’m so proud of the show and what we’ve accomplished over the past six seasons,” Nahnatchka, 46, said in the press release.
She continued, “Thank you to everyone at ABC and 20th Century Fox Television for going on this ride with us. It was truly a special experience and hopefully will forever be a reminder of all the stories out there that deserve to be told. Like B.I.G. said, ‘And if you don’t know, now you know.’”
The announcement comes just six months after Constance voiced on Twitter that she wasn’t happy about the show getting renewed for a sixth season. “So upset right now that I’m literally crying,” she tweeted after ABC announced that the show was getting another season. “Ugh. F**k.”
The Hustlers actress later clarified her statement after receiving backlash, “I was disappointed in not being able to do that other project — because that other project would have challenged me as an artist — that other the project would have been really hard and not easy or pleasant at all. I know it's a huge privilege that I even HAVE options — options that FOTB has afforded me.”
Despite her apology, fans aren’t letting it go especially now that the series has been canceled. “Now Constance Wu can be a HUGE MOVIE STAR!!!!” one fan tweeted. Another said, “Constance Wu gonna get so lit her publicist is putting a Breathalyzer on her phone as we speak!!!!!”
“The weekend is here!! I wonder how Constance Wu is celebrating,” one fan trolled. Meanwhile, other people were congratulating the Crazy Rich Asians star. “Congratulations Constance Wu!!!!!” a fan joked. “Congrats to Constance Wu. Apologies to everyone else on this fun show,” another person said.
Constance has yet to publicly react to the news. Her costar and on-screen husband Hudson David Yang, however, thanked fans for being along for the journey. “Bye fam... love you all,” he tweeted. “We got a bunch of episodes left this season so please watch them before we go.”
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