A comedy series that premiered last month will be back for a second season. The pickup was announced today by Hulu for the Aidy Bryant series “Shrill.”
The show’s six-episode first season was released in its entirety on March 15. Hulu announced that it has been picked up for an eight-episode second season, which will come out in 2020.
The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks, showrunner Ali Rushfield, Lindy West, Andrew Singer of Broadway Video, Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions, and Aidy Bryant. Dannah Shinder of Brownstone Productions will serve as a producer.
“Season one followed Annie (‘SNL’s’ Aidy Bryant), a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss,” Hulu noted.
The first season starred Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens, John Cameron Mitchell, Patti Harrison, Julia Sweeney and Daniel Stern.
The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Broadway Video and Brownstone Productions.