Close Enough Season 4: Is it canceled by HBO Max?

Close Enough Season 4: Is the series canceled by HBO Max?
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Is Close Enough returning for another season? Continue reading to find out more about Close Enough Season 4. 

As the third season ended on April 7, 2022, viewers of the series have questions about the potential renewal of Close Enough. After all, the show has gained a fairly good reception from the audience and fan base over the course of just one season. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 100% based on 19 reviews, with an average rating of 8/10, for the first season. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Completely absurd and yet, utterly relatable, Close Enough captures the strange experience that is being an adult.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 74 out of 100 based on 6 reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. 

Close Enough Season 4: Is the series canceled by HBO Max?

So, it is fair to ask about the franchise’s status, as many speculated whether it would be renewed or canceled. Unfortunately, we have some bad news for you. After weeks of waiting if you were looking forward to the next chapter of Close Enough, the chance to binge-watch Close Enough Season 4 was brief as HBO Max has canceled the show. The series is listed among the other TV series which are abruptly canceled by the network. Here is everything we know about Close Enough Season 4’s cancellation. 

Close Enough Season 4: Is the series canceled by HBO Max?

Will there be a Season 4 of Close Enough?

HBO Max announced on July 15, 2022, that the series was canceled after three seasons. As a result, the series has no chance of being renewed by the network, as many original series have been reported to be canceled by major streaming platforms this year. Even though the series has gained a fair amount of fans who were eager to see more seasons, sadly, Close Enough has fallen into a similar list of canceled series even if the show had the potential to get better after improving the screenplay and the character arcs. 

Close Enough Season 4: Is the series canceled by HBO Max?

Why did HBO Max cancel Close Enough Season 4?

The cancellation of Close Enough comes on the heels of HBO Max’s renewal for Ten Year Old Tom, which is the streamer’s sole current adult animated comedy series. According to Deadline, “After three great seasons, Close Enough is coming to an end,” HBO Max said in a statement to Deadline. “We are so proud of the series and grateful to creator JG Quintel and our partners at Cartoon Network Studios, who made this show an instant fan favorite on HBO Max.”

“It’s true, Close Enough is ending after 3 seasons,” Quintel wrote on Twitter after Deadline’s story ran. “I feel fortunate to have worked on this project with so many talented people. Thank you to everyone that helped bring it to life, and to everyone who watched!” Take a look at the official post below: 

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Close Enough Plot

The description of the series plot follows, “The series is described as a surreal take on transitioning from twenty-something to thirty-something. The show revolves around a married couple juggling such everyday challenges as parenthood, friendship, ham theft, stripper clowns, and choosing the right daycare.” 

Close Enough Season 4: Is the series canceled by HBO Max?

What could have been the plot of Close Enough Season 4?

As of July 18, 2022, Close Enough Season 3 has aired all the 8 episodes of the series, which was concluded on April 7, 2022. The final episode of the series is simply divided into two parts, The Perfect Couple and Match Made In Valhalla, which were directed by Alison Agosti and Sierra Katow, respectively. The parts are written by Janice Chun and William Wibisono, and Siti Lu and Bea Ritter, respectively. The official synopsis of the episodes is listed below: 

“The Perfect Couple”: Sick of being invited to kiddie venues, Alex and Bridgette decide to stop hanging out with Josh and Emily. While Josh and Emily befriend a seemingly normal couple with a daughter, Alex and Bridgette find themselves caring for a party animal named Cokey Brian.

“Match Made in Valhalla”: Bridgette uses her knack for matchmaking to set up her string of failed boyfriends with more compatible partners, but when she pairs Alex with a woman who loves everything Alex loves, Bridgette must choose whether to tell Alex that she still has feelings for him or let him go.

Unfortunately, due to cancelation, the fans won’t be able to predict how these characters would have progressed. The story would have continued from this point and expanded to examine the character interactions and subplots if the fourth season had been renewed, which would have encouraged fans to stick with the show for a while.

Close Enough Season 4: Is the series canceled by HBO Max?

Close Enough Cast

Following is a list of the series’ main and recurring cast members who were anticipated to return in their roles, along with a synopsis of each character:

Joshua “Josh” Singleton (voiced by J.G. Quintel) – An aspiring video game developer who works for Plugger-Inners, a television installation company based on Geek Squad. His appearance and mannerisms are based on those of Quintel.

Emily Ramirez (voiced by Gabrielle Walsh) – Josh’s wife, who works as an assistant for a food corporation called FoodCorp. Emily and Bridgette play guitar and sing at local cafes hoping to become famous. She is based on Quintel’s own wife, Cassia.

Candice Singleton-Ramirez (voiced by Jessica DiCicco) – Josh and Emily’s six-year-old (as of “Birthdaze”) daughter, who can be very hyperactive and struggles with school work. She attends Chamomile Elementary School.

Alex Dorpenberger (voiced by Jason Mantzoukas) – Josh’s best friend and Bridgette’s ex-husband, who works as a community college professor and a struggling Viking-themed fantasy author. He is a conspiracy theorist. 

Bridgette Hashima (voiced by Kimiko Glenn) – Emily’s best friend and Alex’s ex-wife. She is a Japanese-American social media influencer and a part-time comedy singer-songwriter in a band with Emily. 

Pearle Watson (voiced by Danielle Brooks) – A retired African-American LAPD police officer and the landlady of the duplex.

Randall “Randy” Watson (voiced by James Adomian) – Pearle’s adopted white son and the duplex’s property manager. He was adopted by Pearle after his biological parents, Wyatt and Deborah Trickle, were arrested for siphoning gas from multiple cars. 

Close Enough Season 4: Is the series canceled by HBO Max?

Where to stream Close Enough?

All the previous seasons of Close Enough are available to stream exclusively on HBO Max with an official membership account, or the viewers can also try HBO Max for free with Hulu for one week before paying $14.99 per month. For the international user, the series is also available to stream on Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime, and Vudu, based on viewers’ locations.  So, we recommend that to view the different genres of shows offered on the platform, users must purchase a membership based on their preferences. 

Close Enough Season 4: Is the series canceled by HBO Max?

Close Enough Offical Synopsis

The official synopsis of the series, according to HBO Max, states, “This absurdist animated comedy follows a millennial couple, their young daughter, and the divorced friends who live with them in an L.A. duplex.”

Close Enough Season 4: Is the series canceled by HBO Max?

Close Enough Official Trailer

The official trailer of Close Enough Season 3, the finale season, was released on March 24, 2022. The trailer was released with a tagline stating, “From HBO Max and JG Quintel, comes Close Enough, a surreal animated comedy about a married couple, their five-year-old daughter, and their two divorced best friends/roommates all sharing a cramped apartment on the east side of Los Angeles. Their life may not be ideal but for now, it’s close enough.” Take a look at the official trailer below: 

Catch up on all the previous seasons of Close Enough on HBO Max, and let us know in the comments section below how you feel about the cancellation of Close Enough Season 4.