Sad news incoming: The Other Two has come to an end.
In a joint statement, co-creators Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider said it’s “bittersweet to say goodbye to the Dubek family after three seasons,” although they knew that “this was where we wanted to end their stories”.
“And because we are quite literally out of ways to humiliate Drew Tarver, so what’s the point?” they wrote.
“We are deeply grateful to everyone (gays) who watched the show, to Max for giving us a second home and life, and to our writers, producers and crew, who gave so much of their time, talent, and passion to this show over the last 45ish years.”
Kelly and Schneider extended their gratitude to the cast – Heléne Yorke, Drew Tarver, Molly Shannon, Case Walker, Wanda Sykes, Josh Segarra and Brandon Scott Jones – before joking “except Ken [Marino]”.
“Long live ChaseDreams. #chasedreams #globsaregay #feet,” they concluded.
The Other Two aired on Comedy Central for its first season, but moved to Max with its second and third seasons.
The series follows Dubek siblings Brooke (Heléne Yorke) and Cary (Drew Tarver) as they come to terms with their 13-year-old brother, ChaseDreams (Case Walker), rising to superstardom.
The Other Two received universal acclaim from critics, with Shannon receiving two nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
The season three finale – and also series finale – aired on 29 June.
Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President of Originals at Max, said in a statement: “From the moment we met the Dubek family, we knew that we needed to bring this show to streaming as one of our very first and most signature Max originals.
“We are so proud to have delivered a hilarious and poignant third and final season of The Other Two.
“With its creative and out-of-the-box commentary about the entertainment industry, Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider masterminded a staple in pop culture that continuously reached new heights and resonated with so many.
“While the series has come to its natural conclusion, we wish all the best for this wonderful cast and crew.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Other Two came to an end after multiple members of staff launched complaints about Kelly and Schneider, though insiders claim there is no connection between the complaints and decision to end the series.
Sources claimed that Kelly verbally abused writers and overworked the crew, with Schneider enabling his behaviour.
A formal investigation was conducted, where the duo were prohibited from the set. They were formally cleared of wrongdoing and were permitted to return.