“When we picked up a new season in 2014, we imagined a one season revival and decided in early 2016 another season did not make sense for us,” HBO said in a statement. “We are proud of the show and were pleased with its run throughout the years.”
Project Greenlight aired on HBO for its first two seasons from 2001-2003. It then went to Bravo for its third season in 2005, before being resurrected on HBO a decade later.
The docuseries took an uncensored look at the challenges facing a first-time director. The show began with a digital competition, following the winner from pre-production and casting through principal photography and post-production. The fledgling director had to learn to cope with pressure from the studio and producers, survive on-set politics and lead a veteran cast and crew, all while trying to deliver a viable movie, on schedule and on budget.