>>122709090>>Patreon leaks mention that Helluva is having budget problems
This makes me feel conflicted.
On the one hand, that's sad because I would like to see more passion project cartoons that just say, "damn the expense" and try to make something that fits the artist's vision. And I have to give some credit where it's due there.
On the other hand, it's not really all that shocking. Network television outside of streaming is extremely budget conscious, which is still a large portion of cartoons today being either funded primarily by or airing on cable networks which are just hemorrhaging subscribers. Cable networks know this and they're trying their best to mitigate the losses there, but overall a network has to be very conservative and find cartoons that are both cheap to offer the highest possible return on investment. Now is a bad time for networks to take risks when they're on the brink of collapse.
It's a shame, but production costs for this must be astronomical. And I don't want cartoons to fail because of budget concerns because it scares other networks watching from taking risks resulting in more of the low budget, easy to produce mediocre cartoons that have been produced lately.
tl;dr - If HH and HB go under due to being over budget you can expect another 5 years minimum of safe, sterile, easy to produce cartoons.