Hulu’s quirky teen comedy PEN15 debuted in February to loads of optimistic opinions, in addition to buzz over its distinctive idea. Two of the present’s creators, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, play the middle-school variations of themselves, regardless that they’re of their 30s and the remainder of the forged is crammed with age-appropriate teenage actors. The primary season made a splash, however will there be a second one?
Up to now, there was no affirmation from Hulu in regards to the renewal standing of PEN15. The primary season aired in early February of this yr, to largely good opinions, however Hulu has not made any public statements since. As a result of Hulu, like different streaming platforms, usually doesn’t launch viewership numbers, it is tougher to foretell the probability of renewals in the identical means that we’d for reveals on the published networks.
Erskine and Konkle have already got plans for season two and past, in keeping with an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Once they first pitched the sequence to Hulu, they’d an concept of the place the characters might go for a number of seasons already. A few of these concepts would make it into a possible second season.
“We have been making an attempt to form and have them be extra harmless – a minimum of for the primary season. We will discover extra mature, darker content material within the second season. The ladies will presumably experiment extra,” Erskine advised THR. “Within the first season, they seem to be a bit extra harmless and enjoying with extra childhood versus youngsters. Then within the second season possibly they experiment extra with medication or we undergo issues that occurred to us afterward in center college after which highschool and simply place that within the body of seventh grade.”
One factor that may keep the identical: the seventh-grade setting. The creators advised THR that they intend to maintain the characters in seventh grade for all the period of the sequence, fairly than progressing the timeline. We’re undoubtedly curious to see the way it will play out if PEN15 is renewed for a second season!