'Shrill' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the Hulu show

Here is everything you need to know about the second season of 'Shrill'

                            'Shrill' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the Hulu show
Still from Shrill (Hulu)

The Aidy Bryant-led Hulu comedy 'Shrill' is definitely one of the best series out there about body positivity, female friendships and the struggles of a fat woman - a woman who doesn't fit in the conventional confines of beauty. 

We follow Bryant's brilliantly written and even brilliantly acted out Annie Easton, a young overweight woman who wishes to change her life but not her body. Annie is trying to be a journalist while handling her perfectionist boss Gabe (John Cameron Mitchell), sick parents and bad boyfriends (in an annoyingly frustrating performance by Luka Jones). 

But the world is quick to dismiss Annie and those like her because of her weight. And while it hurts for a while, Annie gets up, dusts herself realizing that she is as good as anyone and acts on it. 

After a thrilling, hilarious and heartwarming season 1, here is everything you need to know about the upcoming season 2 of 'Shrill'. Be aware, this story contains major spoilers. 

Release date

Season 2 of 'Shrill' will premiere on January 24, 2020. 


The comedy series follows Annie (played by 'Saturday Night Live' alumnus Aidy Byrant), a young woman who wants to change her life - but at what cost? Having found a new sense of self-confidence and control, Annie finds that the life she's been chasing with Ryan, her friends, her family and her own career aren't quite what she imagined. She's got the confidence. Now, what is she going to do with it?

According to the official synopsis by Hulu, season 2 is going to see Annie embark on a quest of self-discovery. 

After facing her demons - her mom, her boss, and of course, her troll - Annie starts the season feeling pretty good with boyfriend Ryan by her side. That is until she realizes that hastily quitting her job and jumping into a relationship with someone who is, well, a little less career-focused may not have been the best idea.

But Annie isn't the only one on a path to self-discovery... she'll be joined by both Fran and her mother, who are also figuring out what they really want out of life. And while it's not easy to get what she always imagined she'd want, Annie is no longer the doormat she once was - and she's just getting started. 


Aidy Bryant as Annie Easton 

Aidy Bryant attends Hulu's "Shrill" New York Premiere at Walter Reade Theater on March 13, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images) 

Bryant delivers an authentic performance as Annie Easton. With sharp social commentary and strong critical yet not scathing criticism, her performance is perhaps the most appreciative part of 'Shrill'.  Bryant is best known as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live' - a role that earned her a nomination for two Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. 

Lolly Adefope as Fran

Lolly Adefope attends Hulu's "Shrill" New York Premiere at Walter Reade Theater on March 13, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images) 

As Fran, Adefope plays the role of Annie's best friend and roommate. The British comedian is best known for her appearances in 'Rovers', 'Together', and 'Sick Note'. She was nominated for two Chortle Awards in 2016. 


'Shrill' is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks, Bryant herself, showrunner Ali Rushfield, Lindy West, Andrew Singer of Broadway Video and Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions. 

Rushfield, West and Bryant all also serve as co-writers on the show. 'Shrill' is produced by Warner Bros. (who also serves as the international distributor of the series), Broadway Video and Brownstone Productions.

The series is based on the book by Lindy West titled 'Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman'. 


While there is no trailer for season 2 released as of yet, you can catch a short teaser here:



In season 2 of 'Shrill', Annie is getting ready to shake her s**t up a little!

"I'm taking a chance on myself," Annie is seen saying in the first teaser released by Hulu of the second season. "I'm trying to be the person that I actually wanna be," she says. After spending a lot of the first season finding herself and discovering the power of self-confidence, Annie is back in season 2 to reach new heights - and not just at a personal level but also professionally. 

Where to watch

The second season of 'Shrill' is due to hit Hulu on January 24, 2020. 

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