Sensitive Skin cancelled by HBO Canada

Sensitive Skin will not return for a third season on HBO Canada. That’s the word from the show’s official Twitter account, which posted the news on Sunday morning.

Bell Media issued a statement to TV, Eh? on Monday afternoon:

“Several months ago, we informed the SENSITIVE SKIN team that we had made the decision not to renew the series for a third season. In our view, Davina’s journey came to a moving and elegant conclusion at the end of Season 2. We are very proud to have been part of this amazing show, which won over audiences and critics around the world. We remain huge fans of the creative team behind SENSITIVE SKIN and hope to work with them again in the future.”

Starring Kim Cattrall and directed by Don McKellar, Sensitive Skin garnered a 2015 International Emmy nomination in the Best Comedy Series category and Season 1 captured four Canadian Screen Awards, including the Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role (McKellar); Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series (McKellar); Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series (Douglas Koch) and Best Picture Editing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series (Matthew Hannam).

Cattrall played Davina, a fiftysomething Toronto woman who was adjusting to her life as an older woman while married to her neurotic husband, Al (McKellar). Davina was worried she hadn’t done anything of note with her life and set out to change that. In Season 2, Davina was coping with life as a widow and moved to the Toronto Islands and attempted to make new friends. Sensitive Skin co-starred Nicolas Wright, Bob Martin, Colm Feore, Joanna Gleason, Clé Bennett, Elliott Gould and Marc-André Grondin.

Season 1 of Sensitive Skin was written by Bob Martin; Susan Coyne, Rosa Labordé and Lynne Coady wrote Season 2.

Fans were not happy to hear the news and took to Twitter to vent their frustrations.

Consider us in that group too.

How do you feel about Sensitive Skin being cancelled? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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9 thoughts on “Sensitive Skin cancelled by HBO Canada”

  1. Sensitive Skin is a fabulous show. Unique and funny and honest and sad. I can’t believe it’s been cancelled. There is so much crap on TV, and finally we had a quality series that I looked forward to watching and now it’s gone. They would rather turn out all of those cookie cutter cop shows that are all the same, but I guess they make more money. That’s what it’s all about these days. I am so disappointed.

  2. My husband passed away just over 6mths ago and it is amazing how much this story parallels my life right now. It was comforting and I am sad to see it go. Hope to see more television like this in the future.

  3. I can’t believe the way really good shows with a meaningful story line get canceled and the crap shows don’t ! Very dissaponted!!

  4. Just found out. I am devastated! I was looking forward to a third season. Wow, I so agree with all of the above…. Does anyone know that the pyramid has shifted and women over 55 compose most of it because we out live our gorgeous male counterparts. Kim Cattrall was fabulous as usual. Thank you for identifying …Please HBO Canada rethink and pledge again to women in our demographic.

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