How many dead horses does it take to cancel an HBO show?

I guess they weren't so lucky...get it?

I’ve always wondered how many killed horses it takes to cancel an HBO show? According to the makers of Luck, it’s three. A story on the Hollywood Reporter says that HBO pulled the plug on the show after a third animal extra died. Here’s HBO’s comment:

“It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series LUCK.

“Safety is always of paramount concern. We maintained the highest safety standards throughout production, higher in fact than any protocols existing in horseracing anywhere with many fewer incidents than occur in racing or than befall horses normally in barns at night or pastures. While we maintained the highest safety standards possible, accidents unfortunately happen, and it is impossible to guarantee they won’t in the future. Accordingly, we have reached this difficult decision.

“We are immensely proud of this series, the writing, the acting, the filmmaking, the celebration of the culture of horses and everyone involved in its creation.”

Sorry for all you horseracing fans out there.

Here’s original article.

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