Entourage creator Doug Ellin believes a “wave of righteous PC tradition” has tarnished the collection’ legacy, main HBO to distance itself from the Emmy-winning comedy lately amid Hollywood’s #MeToo reckoning.
In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Ellin accuses HBO of minimizing Entourage‘s presence on-line. “For some time, we have been hiding in, like, ‘Want-Success Exhibits,’” he says. “We have been nominated for the Emmys or the Golden Globes nearly each single yr, so to not put us on the ‘Should-See Comedy’ checklist was fairly weird.” (A fast scan of HBO Max reveals that Entourage is, in actual fact, listed below the ‘Should-Watch Comedies’ tab, sandwiched between Intercourse and the Metropolis and Curb Your Enthusiasm.)
Requested how he feels concerning the perceived chilly shoulder the present is getting from HBO, Ellin admits, “I resent it tremendously,” including, “No one says that about The Sopranos, the place they homicide folks, that possibly we should always readdress whether or not murdering folks on TV is OK. I don’t need to sound obnoxious or that I’m taking a look at Entourage as excessive artwork, however it was a reasonably correct portrayal of how folks [behaved] at the moment in Hollywood.”
Ellin goes on to invest that the retroactive backlash to Entourage is what led HBO to cross on his 2012 follow-up, the comedy 40, starring Michael Imperioli, Michael Rappaport and Ed Burns. The venture by no means made it past the pilot stage, one thing Ellen says he’ll “by no means forgive” HBO for.
“Whether or not they thought it was good or not, I earned my probability to have a second shot,” Ellin maintains within the Yahoo interview. “They usually put another fairly crappy exhibits on [instead].”
TVLine has reached out to HBO for a remark.