'Shrill' season 2: Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the Hulu series
Starring Aidy Bryant as the lead, the series is based on the memoir by writer Lindy West titled 'Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman', and was received with overwhelming critical acclaim
This March, 'Saturday Night Live' favorite Aidy Bryant ventured into a different form of comedy and slipped into the shoes of Annie so effortlessly that a second season of the show became a big craving among fans. Called 'Shrill', the Hulu original mini-series has officially been renewed for a second season, so expect more good vibes of healthy confidence, self-love and body positivity that Annie gifted us with the first time. Starring Bryant as the lead, the series is based on the memoir by writer Lindy West titled 'Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman', and was received with overwhelming critical acclaim.
'Shrill' will return with its second season in 2020, according to latest reports. As of now, it has been confirmed that season 2 will have two more episodes from season 1, which released on March 15 this year.
'Shrill' is about a woman called Annie — described as a young woman who wants to change her life, not her body — who focuses on the prejudice that overweight people are treated with. Annie is not like your regular fat girl. In that, she isn't always necessarily looking to lose weight, neither is she brimming with self-love. Annie is in a constant state of a dilemma between having to choose between how others see her and how she sees herself. She has to suffer the usual perfectionist boss, a good for nothing, commitment-phobic boyfriend, and an overly critical mother who just can't seem to stop suggesting diet remedies for her. Her only solace is her best friend and flatmate who seems to be the only person apart from her own self, who sees her the way she sees herself.
The books might be based on West's memoir, drawing inspiration from West's past experiences with trolls and alike are featured at length in the upcoming show, but Bryant's expertise as a comedian also blossoms in abundance — a clear indication casting her in the role was an impeccable decision. Best known from her role as an 'SNL' regular ever since season 38 of the show, Bryant has earned two Primetime Emmy Awards nomination, including one for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in it.
Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens, and John Cameron Mitchell also appeared on the first season of the show as series regulars.
As of now, a trailer hasn't been released yet for season 2.
While the premise of the show seen from the first season's plot might seem like every other tale about a plus sized woman struggling to fit in in a city ruled by fashion and appearances, 'Shrill' season one stood apart in its own way purely through a very personalised storytelling, and most importantly because its main character Annie is unlike any other you have seen on TV. Be it her boss Gabe (John Cameron Mitchell) at the Portland Alternative Weekly, or her commitment-phobic boyfriend Ryan (Luka Jones), Annie has her plate full with unsolicited attitude from men who aren't helping her case. Still, she meanders through season 1 with plenty of trolls and one, in particular, targeting her as her life becomes increasingly involved with all the back and forth remarks.
Alexandra Rushfield, West and Bryant were behind adapting the book and co-writing the story and screenplay for the first episode, while Rushfield served as showrunner for the series. Rushfield and West executive produced season 1 with Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer of Broadway Video and Banks and Handelman of Brownstone. Bryant was co-executive producer.