‘Liza on Demand’ is a scripted comedy web television series that airs on YouTube Premium. Created by Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, and Liza Koshy, it premiered in 2018 with its first season. The series follows three crazy roommates, especially Liza, who is a “tasker” and engages in multiple odd jobs in and around Los Angeles through a phone application.
‘Liza on Demand’ is produced by Above Average Productions and is executive produced by Koshy, alongside Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont and Courtney Carter. Sam Childs is credited as the producer. After a successful inaugural run, the show was renewed for a second season as per an official announcement on January 29, 2019. Here is all we know about the latest installment.
Liza on Demand Cast: Who is in it?
Liza Koshy stars as the titular character Liza, a “tasker”, attempting to secure her position among the elite class by engaging in various odd jobs via the app, Taskit. Koshy is a comedian, actress, and YouTube star, with over 17 million subscribers on her channel. She serves as the host for the Nickelodeon show, ‘Double Dare’, a revived hit game series. Her acting credits include performances in the horror-comedy film ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’, ‘Escape the Night‘, ‘Freakish‘, and ‘Total Request Live’.
Travis Coles from ‘Dollhouse’, ‘Torchwood’, and ‘Fall Down Dead’ fame plays Oliver, Liza’s roommate and close friend, employed with a real estate company. Kimiko Glenn is Harlow, Liza’s second roommate and friend, who has a show dog, Bark-Paul Gosselaar. Popularly known for her performance on the Netflix original series ‘Orange Is the New Black‘, Glenn has also appeared on ‘Waitress’, ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’, and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’.
Joining the lead cast in guest appearances are several renowned names from the entertainment industry. Season 2 boasts an impressive roster of actors as well, including Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp, Josh Peck, Jim O’Heir, and others.
Liza on Demand Plot: What is it About?
‘Liza on Demand’ narrates the often outrageous misadventures of Liza that always end in chaos and hilarious results. It is an account of the multiple mishaps that ensue “as the eponymous character takes on various gigs, tasks and odd jobs in her quest to climb the ranks and become an ‘elite tasker’.” Of course, her story may not apply to any regular viewer, but we can surely relate to her — as she takes up almost every imaginable side gig possible — ranging from TaskIt to Uber. All the while, she attempts to discover her actual purpose in life. She is regularly accompanied by her best friends and roommates Oliver and Harlow as the trio continues with their odd jobs while searching for Mr. Perfect.
With an end goal to top the gig economy, Liza manages to keep audiences on their toes with all her antics. ‘Liza on Demand’ features a young diverse cast and its first season was widely popular for taking satirical jabs on sensitive topics such as gender bias and romantic tropes. Season 2 follows Liza as she faces off a new set of challenges.
According to Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content at YouTube, “Liza is an incredible talent who is fearless in her comedy.” She added, “We’re thrilled with the fan reaction and huge success of Season 1 and look forward to working with the creative minds behind the series to bring back this hilarious cast for more adventures.”
Koshy herself is quite excited to continue developing the world of ‘Liza on Demand’ and its various, hilarious fictional characters. She said, “We made one baby together, and I’m excited to do it again and again and again. I’m manifesting.”
Liza on Demand Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Liza on Demand’ season 1 premiered on YouTube Premium on June 27, 2018. After spanning eight, half-hour episodes, it wrapped up on July 25, 2018. ‘Liza on Demand’ season 2 releases on the platform on September 25, 2019. The pilot episode of the YouTube Originals comedy series has garnered around 40 million views to date, since its release. You can stream all of its previous episodes on YouTube for free. Season 2 follows a weekly schedule, airing one 30-minute episode every Wednesday. The second installment of the show will be available for free streaming as well. It comprises a total of 10 episodes.
Liza on Demand Trailer:
Below is the official trailer for season 2 of ‘Liza on Demand’. If you have not watched the show yet, head to YouTube and catch all the episodes for free.
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