The PEN15 season 2 trailer takes the awkwardness level from season 1 and cranks it to 11. School is back in session and fans are invited to join their favorite BFFs as the critically acclaimed show returns with seven new episodes on Friday, September 18th. Hulu has announced that the remaining seven episodes will premiere some time in 2021. Season 1 introduced the world to Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine's middle school versions of themselves, while taking an intimate and hilarious look at those awkward years.
Pen15 is middle school as it really happened in the year 2000. Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine, who are both 33-years old in real-life, play versions of themselves as thirteen year old outcasts, surrounded by actual thirteen year olds. While many believe that Larry David is a master of making viewers uncomfortable, Konkle and Erskine may have stepped up the game for their Hulu series, and season 2 looks even crazier than the first. Season 2 promises preparations for a pool party, body changes, underwear swapping, and a lot more cringe-worthy moments.
Pen15 earned Hulu a Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for the season 1 episode Anna Ishii-Peters. The two characters will remain in 7th grade for the duration of season 2. "We're hoping to keep the show [about] Anna and I in 7th grade, forever," Maya Erskine said last year. "That's what the whole concept of the show is about: that purgatory. It's not about these two characters going to high school."
In addition to staying in 7th grade, Pen15 will bring in some more darker content. Season 1 saw the girls as more on the innocent side, but the upcoming season will shed some of that innocence. "We're going to explore more mature, darker content in the second season. The girls will possibly experiment more," said Maya Erskine last year. In terms of darker content, the actress says, "I mean darker like, maybe we'll have the girls experiment more, sexually, and go into more R-rated things!"
In the first season, we saw that Anna's parents got divorced, so that will have a big impact on Pen15 season 2, which is teased in the trailer. Maya Erskine says that "seeing how that plays out would be interesting." Plus, "Maya still has a secret from Anna about [having her first] period. How will that be revealed?" That is definitely something that will have to be addressed at some point in season 2. From the Awesomeness studio, Pen15 is created, written, and executive produced by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Becky Sloviter of The Lonely Island, Marc Provissiero and Brooke Pobjoy from Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, and Debbie Liebling also serve as executive producers. You can check out the official season 2 trailer above, thanks to the Hulu YouTube channel.