Sundance Now has announced that relationship dramedy This Close has been renewed for an eight-episode second season.
“We are immensely proud of This Close and could not have asked for a better reception to the series’ first season from both the press and our Sundance Now members,” commented Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager of SundanceTV and Sundance Now. “Greenlighting the show’s second season was the easiest decision we’ve ever made, and we cannot wait to see where Josh and Shoshannah take Michael and Kate’s stories.”
From Shoshannah Stern (Weeds) and Josh Feldman (Channeling), This Close explores the complex friendship between 20-something best friends Kate (Stern), who is newly engaged, and Michael (Feldman), who is attempting to move on from a long-term relationship.
In addition to Stern and Feldman, This Close stars Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory), Marlee Matlin (The Magicians), and Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights). The series premiered this past Valentine’s Day.
Production on season two of This Close is set to begin this summer.
Have you sampled the show on Sundance Now yet? Would you like to see Sundance Now get more involved with original, homegrown scripted content? Will the show’s success pave the way for more content focused on hearing impaired characters?