Not if creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle can help it — they already have multi-season plan for the Hulu coming of age drama.
Speaking to THR, Erskine said of PEN15 Season 2 and beyond:
“Before we even pitched the show, we had set up arcs for the characters because as of now the goal is that they stay in seventh grade forever. In that case you’re like, ‘Oh well then how do the characters grow?’ So we tried to establish that early on, in the first season, they’re a bit more innocent and playing with more childhood versus teenagers. Then in the second season maybe they experiment more with drugs or we go through things that happened to us later on in middle school and then high school and just place that in the frame of seventh grade.”
“Typically it’s really fun thinking of what’s happening to our bodies. … I think Maya speaks of that with the period thing — that was exciting too, showing blood and going there. This is what we all look at and deal with, and it can be funny and gross and real and beautiful and all of those things. …To go further in that is exciting, and you’re seeing a little bit of my parents in the first season. That’s a part of the autobiographical story of them that I think we’d want to go more into even for the second. What happens post-divorce. Same with your family, Maya.”
Are you a fan of PEN15? Think the show should be renewed for Season 2 (and beyond) or cancelled?
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