Variety is reporting that Hulu has renewed well-received dramedy Shrill for a second season, which will expand to eight episodes and premiere in 2020.
Based on Lindy West memoir Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman, with Alexandra Rushfield (Parks and Recreation) acting as showrunner, Shrill follows Annie (Aidy Bryant), a plus-sized young woman who wants to change everything about her life except her body. The series follows Annie as she deals with unfulfilling boyfriends, an ill parent she’s caring for, and a boss who expects the world from her, all the while coming to toss aside the world’s opinion of her body and learning to accept herself fully.
In addition to Bryant, Shrill stars Lolly Adefope (Miracle Workers), Luka Jones (People of Earth), Ian Owens (Jimmy Paul: The Pug Tooth Fairy), and John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Itch).
It joins a scripted slate for Hulu that features The Handmaid’s Tale, Harlots, Runaways, Veronica Mars, Light as a Feather, and Castle Rock. The streamer recently renewed sci-fi comedy Future Man for an abbreviated final season, while PEN15, Into the Dark, and The Act are awaiting renewal decisions and a series adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral looms for summer.