‘Good Behavior’ Canceled by TNT After 2 Seasons

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The Michelle Dockery-led “Good Behavior” has been canceled by TNT after a two-season run, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap Tuesday.

The drama — based on a novella series written by Blake Crouch — starred Dockery as con artist Letty Raines, who becomes involved with hitman Javier Pereira (Juan Diego Botto).

“Good Behavior” premiered Nov. 15, 2016 on TNT. The “Good Behavior”s second — and now final — season wrapped in December 2017.

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Executive producer Chad Hodge announced the cancellation news via Instagram Tuesday, writing alongside a photo of Dockery and Botto: “With a heavy heart I have to let you know that Good Behavior will not return for a third season on TNT. I’ve always said I could write about Letty and Javier for 500 episodes. Their relationship and place in the world live on the edge of something unique and beautiful and I’m more proud of creating their story than anything in my TV career thus far.”

“The experience of making Good Behavior was also the best of my career,” he continued. “Collaborating with Michelle Dockery, Juan Diego Botto and the entire cast… with pilot director Charlotte Sieling, producing director Mikkel Nørgaard, and all the episodic directors… with Blake Crouch and the writers… with my producing partners Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements… with our kick-ass creative team and crew… we were one family making this show and it was better because of every person who donated their creative lifeblood. You can see it on display in every episode currently streaming on Hulu. To our fans… our incredible fans around the world: THANK YOU. Thank you for loving what we made, for the letters and DMs and gifts, for the love. If I could keep writing the story of Letty and Javier for you I would. The last episode of S2 is not the ending. Actually I did write a bonus scene for you that would have been in Season 3… swipe left and you’ll see. So just know that Letty and Javier are out there somewhere… living their best lives (eh probably not lol). But they are alive. Their story continues. Though for now, as Letty would say… BYE. #GoodBehavior”

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With a heavy heart I have to let you know that Good Behavior will not return for a third season on TNT. I’ve always said I could write about Letty and Javier for 500 episodes. Their relationship and place in the world live on the edge of something unique and beautiful and I’m more proud of creating their story than anything in my TV career thus far. The experience of making Good Behavior was also the best of my career. Collaborating with Michelle Dockery, Juan Diego Botto and the entire cast… with pilot director Charlotte Sieling, producing director Mikkel Nørgaard, and all the episodic directors… with Blake Crouch and the writers… with my producing partners Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements… with our kick-ass creative team and crew… we were one family making this show and it was better because of every person who donated their creative lifeblood. You can see it on display in every episode currently streaming on Hulu. To our fans… our incredible fans around the world: THANK YOU. Thank you for loving what we made, for the letters and DMs and gifts, for the love. If I could keep writing the story of Letty and Javier for you I would. The last episode of S2 is not the ending. Actually I did write a bonus scene for you that would have been in Season 3… swipe left and you’ll see. So just know that Letty and Javier are out there somewhere… living their best lives (eh probably not lol). But they are alive. Their story continues. Though for now, as Letty would say… BYE. #GoodBehavior

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TNT has renewed Michelle Dockery thriller “Good Behavior” for a second season.

In addition to the “Downton Abbey” alum, “Good Behavior” stars Juan Diego Botto, Terry Kinney and Lusia Strus. The series is executive-produced by Chad Hodge and Blake Crouch, based on a series of books by the latter. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements also executive produce.

The sophomore run of “Good Behavior” is slated to launch in the fall. The renewal announcement took place Saturday during parent company Turner’s time at the Television Critics Association press event.

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“Fueled by unsinkable characters on a dangerous search for belonging, love and family, ‘Good Behavior’ is addictive television,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of Original Programming for TNT. “Millions of viewers have fallen hard for this sexy, complicated couple, and in Season 2, Letty and Javier will give us plenty more to obsess about.”

“‘Good Behavior’ tells the story of Letty Raines (Dockery), a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn or one bad decision from implosion,” per TNT’s official description. “Fresh out of prison, Letty tries to stay afloat; reunite with her 10-year-old son who is currently being raised by her mother Estelle (Strus); and show up for the mandatory check-ins with her parole officer Christian (Kinney), who carries his own demons which cause him to relate to Letty in a way that threatens his ability to do his job.

“Chaos returns to Letty’s life when she overhears a hitman (Botto) being hired to kill a man’s wife and decides to derail the job,” the cable channel continued, “entangling the pair in a complex and dangerously captivating relationship.”

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