Fans of HBO’s hit new series “Room 104” can rest assured that there will be another season to watch next year. The renewal was announced today by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. The series is the latest project from brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, and tells tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel. The stories range from comedy to drama to horror, and feature a long list of guest-stars and featured players.
The anthology series genre has exploded over the last few years, with shows like “American Crime,” “American Horror Story,” “Black Mirror,” and “Fargo” all doing wonders for their networks. “Room 104” muscled its way into the scene earlier this summer, and quickly found a foothold with audiences.
“Jay and Mark Duplass are gifted storytellers who have brilliantly reinvented the anthology series for the modern era,” said Gravitt. “The format of ROOM 104 offers endless possibilities and opportunities for new talent to experiment, and I look forward to seeing where the series takes us.”
“We can’t remember the last time we had so much fun making something,” say Jay and Mark Duplass. “We’re excited to go even further down the rabbit hole with this show.”
The first season of the show consisted of 12-episodes, the first episode debut back on July 28, 2017. HBO describes “Room 104” as the story of everyday people “striving for connection and meaning each week, with the tone, the characters and the era changing every time.”
The first season included Hugo Armstrong, Davie-Blue, Melonie Diaz, Jay Duplass, Veronica Falcon, Adam Foster, Ellen Geer, Keir Gilchrist, Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Hay, Poorna Jagannathan, Orlando Jones, Ethan & Gavin Kent, Amy Landecker, Konstantin Lavysh, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Keta Meggett, Natalie Morgan, Ross Partridge, Karan Soni, Dendrie Taylor, Tony Todd, Will Tranfo, James Van Der Beek, Mae Whitman and Nat Wolff. Directing the first season were Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Patrick Brice, Marta Cunningham, Doug Emmett, Megan Griffiths, Dayna Hanson, Chad Hartigan, Ross Partridge, Sarah Adina Smith and So Yong Kim.
SeasXan Aranda & Ross Partridge, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Mark Duplass, Dayna Hanson, Carson Mell and Ross Partridge served as the writers of the first season.