HBO will cancel its industrial air-compressor series Industrial Revolution, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The show was created by former HBO executive producer Kevin Williamson, who also co-wrote the HBO series Veep.
The series follows the struggles of an elite group of air compressor inventors as they compete with rivals like Ford, General Motors, Siemens and others.
It is expected to air in 2017.
HBO declined to comment.
The Wall Journal reported that Williamson, currently the chief executive of HBO, was asked by HBO president Michael Lombardo and chief creative officer Michael Lombardi to create a new series for the cable network.
Williamson said in an email to the Journal that he and Lombardi had already talked about creating the series, but were not working on it yet.
“I love the show, but we are not working,” he said.
“We have an amazing team, and it’s an incredible honor to be working on a new show.
But the show is a great opportunity for us to grow the business and grow the company.
We’ve already had a lot of great ideas that we have been discussing with our creative teams.
We will have a lot more announcements for fans when we return to the airwaves.”
HBO has not said when the series will air.
The news comes as HBO continues to grapple with the economic downturn that has affected its business.
HBO’s original programming has fallen by nearly 50 percent in the past two years.
The company has been unable to attract advertisers for its content, which includes popular dramas like The Leftovers and Game of Thrones.
HBO is also grappling with the loss of subscribers, which have been dropping precipitously.
The network lost about 15 million subscribers last year, according the Wall Street Review of Books.
It has been hit by lawsuits from advertisers who say they have lost money as a result of the slump.
The Journal said that Williamson was offered $2.3 million per episode of the show by HBO.
“It’s a great show, and I’m happy to have it on,” Williamson said of the series.
Williamson, a former executive producer on Veep, also has an upcoming project, The Last Tycoon, in development with MGM Television and CBS Television Studios.
The last Tycoon was produced by Williamson’s company, Millenium Films, which he created in 2003.
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