HBO has given anthology Room 104 a second season renewal, the network announced today.
“Jay and Mark Duplass are gifted storytellers who have brilliantly reinvented the anthology series for the modern era,” HBO exec vp programming Amy Gravitt said. “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.”
From Jay and Mark Duplass (Togetherness), Room 104 is an episodic anthology set inside a single hotel room, with each installment focusing on what brings characters to the room and the individual progress they make while staying there. It’s one of two anthologies with this type of premise on right now; the other being TBS’s The Guest Book, which chronicles the turnover at a rental cottage in a small mountain town.
Thus far, Room 104 has featured episodes about a woman babysitting a young boy for a night, a pizza delivery boy getting entangled with a couple, a spiritually-hungry woman being visited by a cult priest, and a visitor seeking marital advice from his friends. Future installments will focus on everything from an octogenarian couple looking to relive their first night together to two female MMA fighters trying to score a bigger payday in an upcoming fight.
With Insecure and Ballers having been renewed recently, and Game of Thrones coming into the summer with a two-season renewal, HBO’s entire summer scripted slate has now been picked up for next season. The network’s fall lineup of The Deuce, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Vice Principals begins rolling out next month.
You can check out a sneak peek from the next episode of Room 104, which airs tomorrow at 11:30, below.