Hulu had good news for fans of “Pen15” and “Ramy” this morning. During the company’s Upfront presentation, Hulu announced that both shows are coming back with new seasons and new content from Chrissy Teigen is also on the way.
It’s not surprising that “Pen15,” “Ramy” and the company’s other comedy hit “Shrill” will return for second seasons, all three series currently rank in the Top 25 TV Shows of 2019 on Metacritic.
Fans should be happy to hear that Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle are returning to star in a 14-episode season of “Pen15.” Playing versions of themselves as teen outcasts in the year 2000, “Pen15” features Erskine and Konkle surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds where the best day of their lives can turn into the worst with the stroke of a gel pen. The series is created, written and executive produced by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman. Debbie Liebling will serve as executive producer alongside Marc Provissiero, Brooke Pobjoy, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, and Becky Sloviter.
The “Ramy” second season will have 10 new episodes. The series follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy explores the challenges of what it’s like to be caught between a Muslim community who believes life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. Ramy is written, executive produced, created by and starring Youssef, and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, Ravi Nandan, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch.
Hulu also used the Upfront presentation to introduce Chrissy Teigen’s new partnership. In a new two-year partnership announced today, Chrissy Teigen will bring her trademark style to Hulu to develop Original content for the platform.
In a statement, Hulu described the perfect pairing adding, “Chrissy personifies the Hulu brand through her outspoken, passionate, authentic nature. Whether it’s her love of food, witty social media commentary, activism for social injustice and women’s rights, fans know Chrissy always tells it like it is.” The company continued, “Now, under a new pact, Chrissy and her production company, Suit & Thai Productions, will curate and produce original content, which could range from scripted drama series to original talk shows. The Hulu platform is Chrissy’s oyster. ”
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