It’s official. Freeform has cancelled Famous In Love after two seasons. Despite last-ditch attempts to save the Bella Throne drama, the cabler has opted not to renew the Famous In Love for Season 3, RenewCancelTV has learned.
Per THR, cancellation comes after streaming partner Hulu pulled out of a potential third season, leaving Freeform with little financial option but the cancel the series.
The publication further reports clashes between star Thorne and showrunner Marlene King:
Sources also say news of the cancellation was considered a relief for many members of the production. Star Thorne and showrunner King are said to have clashed on multiple occasions, with the actress exhibiting what sources described as “diva-like behavior” on set. Sources note Thorne actively wanted off of Famous in Love with the actress and social media star having participating in Freeform-organized live-tweets during its second season.
King, meanwhile, continues to be Freeform’s go-to showrunner after having delivered the cabler’s signature hit in Pretty Little Liars. Freeform this year picked up spinoff Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, which will continue its relationship with King for the eighth straight year (including PLL spinoff Ravenswood).
Freeform said of the decision to cancel Famous In Love:
We are proud to have had the opportunity to air Famous in Love. After many discussions we have made the difficult decision not to renew the show for a third season. We want to thank our colleagues at Warner Horizon and our incredible producers, writers, cast and crew, especially Marlene King, for their creativity, hard work and dedication.”
With the cancellation, the May 20 Season 2 finale officially stands as the series finale.