'Pen15' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Hulu's comedy series
The co-creators of the comedy series are Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Sam Zvibleman
'Pen15' is a coming-of-age comedy series that speaks of teenage issues and experiences such as AOL Instant Messenger, divorce, first kisses, relationships, and also bullying and racism -- all still very relevant topics to the millennials. With Season 1 having aired in February 2020, the series became quite a hit among viewers, and many are anticipating the second season in all its cringe and binge-worthy awkwardness. Here is what we know of the Season 2 release.
It has been reported that Season 2 of 'Pen15' will premiere on Friday, September 18, 2020. The season will have 14 episodes -- the first seven will premiere on September 18 and the last seven will premiere in 2021. The premiere date for the latter half of the episodes is yet to be revealed.
The series follows two 13-year-olds played by Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle who are outcasts trying to figure out what middle school and growing up are all about. Set in the year 2000, 'Pen15' is a coming-of-age series as the duo navigate the awkward phases they experience through seventh grade. E! News reported that Season 2 will pick right where Season 1 left off after "what happened between Maya, Anna, and Brandt at the dance." The publication also revealed, "The saga continues between the three, and additional episodes feature the girls dabbling in wrestling, witchcraft and welcoming a new friend into their midst that really tests these BFFs."
Maya Erskine as Maya Ishii-Peters
Erskine is known for her roles as Jade in 'Wine Country' (2019), Mikki in 'Betas' (2013-2014) and Diane Nakamura in 'Insecure' (2016-2017). Her more recent works include 'BoJack Horseman' (2020), 'Scoob!' (2020), 'Bob's Burgers' (2020), 'Crossing Swords' (2020) and 'Robot Chicken' (2020).
Anna Konkle as Anna Kone
Kone is known for her roles as Tara Milly Izikoff in 'Rosewood' (2015-2017), Corinne in 'The Escort', and her role in 'Project Reality' (2013). Her more recent works include 'Ramy' (2019), 'Plus One' (2019), 'Baskets' (2019), and 'Robot Chicken' (2020).
Other members of the cast include Melora Walters as Kathy Kone, Dylan Gage as Gabe, Mutsuko Erkskine as Yuki Ishii-Peters, Taj Cross as Sam, Taylore Espinosa as Jafeer, Anna Pniowsky as Heather, Jonah Beres as Brandy, Dallas Liu as Shuji Ishii-Peters, Lincoln Jolly as Alex, Ivan Mallon as Ian, Sami Rappoport as Becca and many more.
The co-creators of the comedy series are Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman. Zvibleman, Andrew DeYoung and Daniel Gray Longino serve as directors. Erskine, Konkle, Zvibleman, Debbie Liebling, Gabe Liedman, Marc Provissiero, Brooke Pobjoy, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Becky Sloviter serve as executive producers.
The Hulu original show's Season 2 trailer showcases awkward hilarity, from the girls wondering if they have changed all the way to them inspecting their private parts. The series speaks on growing up as a teenager when suddenly everything seems different. It appears that Season 2 has a good storyline packed for us, with shots of all the weird stages of teenage life packed in the trailer.
Where to watch
Catch Season 2 of 'PEN15' on Hulu on September 18, 2020.
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