Shrill Season 2: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot, News

Shrill is an American comedy TV series  that has been adapted from the non-fiction book titled Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. ‘Saturday Night Live’ boss Lorne Michaels, along with Andrew Singer, Elizabeth Banks, and Max Handelman are executive producers of the show. The series tells the story of a young woman called Annie who refuses to do anything about her body, but really wants to turn her life around for the better. The official description of the show says that “Annie is trying to make it as a journalist while juggling bad boyfriends, sick parents and a perfectionist boss”.

In recent times, Hulu has been quite impressive with their comedy shows. Hulu had recently released ‘PEN15’, which was received warmly by both fans and audiences like. Critics have also been praising the fact that Hulu has shown the courage to produce a show which is not be led by a conventionally good-looking actress, but features a fat woman who is still willing to live her life to the fullest and go through all the normal ups and downs like bad relationships, trouble with parents, career issues and others. And the fact that she categorically refuses to change her body shows that she is a strong-willed woman who is not feel ashamed of her physical features.

Shrill Season Cast: Who is in it?

Aidan Bryant plays the leading role of Annie, the central character of the show. Bryant is an established American actress and comedian, who is best known for the Variety series Saturday Night Live. She was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, because of her exceptional performance in the show.

Apart from Bryant, the series features Julia Sweeney as Annie’s mother. Other prominent cast members in recurring roles include Lolly Adefope (Fran, Annie’s best friend and roommate), Luka Jones (Ryan, Annie’s boyfriend), Ian Owens (Amadi, Annie’s co-worker and friend), and John Cameron Mitchell (Gabe, Annie’s boss).

Shrill Plot: What is it about?

According to Hulu’s description of the show, Shrill is mainly centered around “Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss, while the world around her deems her not good enough because of her weight. She starts to realize that she’s as good as anyone else, and acts on it.” 

The show, in fact, delves deep into the theme of body positivity. Annie — an aspiring journalist — is completely in a mess — struggling through several issues all at once — relationship problems, family trials, and a stressful career. However, in spite of all the negativity, she somehow manages to get through life with a smile and a laugh. If you have watched the trailer, you will get a gist of what we are trying to say here. Annie goes to a pharmacy which culminates in a hilarious incident. She also juggles with her relationship with the editor — which to say in one word — is complicated.

Episode 1 begins with Annie becoming accidentally pregnant when her pill fails. She considers whether she should have a baby with her hook-up partner. As she makes this decision — with the help of her best friend Fran — she is forced to think about what she actually wants in life. This episode also takes abortion as its subject matter — focussing on how one should deal with pregnancy by taking different perspectives into account — rather than resorting to shame and regret.

Episode 2 brings us to Annie beginning work on her first article and completing it, and going on a first date with Ryan. She also starts demanding more from the people in her life, who previously took her for granted. Just as everything seems to be going okay, Annie has to face online harassment from some Internet troll.

Episode 3 revolves around how Annie has decided that she won’t allow some random online guy to ruin her life. She also brings Ryan to a work event with the aim of introducing him publicly.

However, Episode 4, focuses on how her approach towards life changes when she goes to a “Fat Babe Pool Party”. She now wants to make some serious changes to her way of living and her method of approaching body positivity. She finally admits and says that she is now tired of everybody dismissing her opinions. She is furious with her boss and goes ahead with publishing a body positive article on the paper’s website — which takes a dig at what it is like to be a fat woman in the world that considers only slim, attractive bodies as perfect specimens.

Shrill Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?

All six episodes of Shrill Season 1 premiered on Hulu on March 15, 2019. As far as the next season goes, we have some good news for the fans. On April 15, 2019, Hulu confirmed the renewal of the show. The streaming platform has ordered eight episodes, up from this season’s six, for premiere in 2020. Considering the popularity and positive reception of the show, we would have been surprised if it hadn’t gotten renewed.  We are certainly looking forward to Annie’s story in Shrill season 2.

Shrill Trailer:

While we wait for the release date of season 2, check out the season 1 trailer to refresh your memories.

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