Younger Season 6: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

‘Younger’ is an American comedydrama TV series that airs on TV Land. The series first premiered on March 31, 2015. It is based on a novel of the same name by Pamela Redmond Satran. The single-camera series is backed by Jax Media and Darren Star Productions as the production companies and has Darren Star, Larry W. Jones, Keith Cox, and Tony Hernandez as the executive producers. ‘Younger’ has been taken from the novel and made for television by Darren Star as well. Fans might be interested to know that the show was supposed to move to Paramount Network for the upcoming season, but it remains on TV Land, making it the only scripted show on the network.

The show follows a woman who has been mistaken for younger than she really is, and the single mother decides to reboot her life, love, and career as a 26-year-old. It has garnered a positive response from fans and developed a steady following. Critics too lauded the show, with Vulture praising characters “There’s a sweetness to the series, an almost admiration for the various crummy behaviors.”

The popularity of the series has led to the expansion of its multi-platform franchise over the years, which includes an after-show titled ‘Getting Younger’, a podcast called the ‘Younger Uncovered’, and ‘Marriage Vacation’, a novel that has been published by Simon & Schuster. The show itself has seen a total of five seasons so far. Here’s everything we know about the next season.

Younger Cast: Who’s in it?

The main cast of ‘Younger’ includes Sutton Foster as Liza Miller, the show’s protagonist. Other cast members include Debi Mazar as Maggie Amato, Miriam Shore as Diana Trout, Nico Tortorella as Josh, Hilary Duff as Kelsey Peters, Molly Bernard as Lauren Heller, Peter Hermann in the role of Charles Brooks, and Charles Michael Davis as Zane Anders. These characters are bolstered by the presence of a strong supporting cast.

In the upcoming season, the main cast is expected to stage a return and probably new characters will be thrown into the mix, who will make Liza’s life more interesting as she tries her do-over. Some new members who we know will be joining the cast, are Nicole Ari Parker of ‘Empire‘ who will play Maggie Amato’s love interest. The guest stars coming this season are novelists Michael Cunningham, Meg Wolitzer and actors Becky Ann Baker of ‘Girls’, Beth Leavel, and Willa Fitzgerald of ‘Dare Me’.

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Younger Plot: What is it about?

The plot of ‘Younger’ follows Liza on her adventures. The premise of the show is based around the lead character Liza, who is a divorced 40-something-year-old woman, whose former husband left her in a financial pit post the divorce, due to his gambling problems during their relationship. Now Liza has to fend for herself and her teenage daughter studying abroad in India.

With overseas tuition money and ordinary expenditures, Liza’s life is already quite extraordinary, but things are about to get crazier in her life. To balance her expenses, she decides to follow her dream college and ambition to be a publisher. She starts to apply for jobs in the industry, but she has to start from ground zero, which is not that easy at her age. Working alongside young twenty-year-olds comes down a little too harsh a reality for her to swallow and Liza soon realizes that workplaces are ageist! Amidst all this, she comes across a young tattoo artist who seems to believe they are the same age. This gives her best friend the idea of a new makeover for her and makes her look “Younger”. She finds a job at a good publishing house as a secretary. This brings us to Liza’s present life, where she has to conceal her true identity and age to keep her job, fend for herself and her daughter and keep up with her younger love interest.

The show, at its core, has all the elements of a romantic comedy, and most of the comic elements come when Liza has to maintain her age in front of her colleagues. The series expertly contrasts pop culture across ages, through the eyes of Liza and the rest of her coworkers who belong to a different generation. However, what actually elevates the show are the moments of emotional resonance. We see each character trying their best to lead life to its fullest. While they harbor dreams and ambitions, very few have the courage that Liza does to maintain a long ruse at work, while still trying to ends meet for her family. The fact that her age has to be a secret, results in a couple of intense moments on the show where the fans are left wondering if her secret will get out to her boss or not.

Although most people close to Liza know her age by now, there are still some who do not, and hopefully, the upcoming season will show how these people interact with her and whether their perspectives change once they realize that Liza had been lying to them to their faces for a really long time. We also expect to see the dynamics change at Liza’s workplace, with there having been some promotions and reshuffling in the previous season. However, what is a lot more interesting is how the personally changing dynamics of relationships affects Liza in this regard.

Younger Season 6 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Younger’ Season 5 premiered on June 5, 2018. The series was renewed for Season 6 on June 4, 2018. The stars made a video announcement on April 9, 2019 announcing that ‘Younger’ season 6  is scheduled to release on June 12, 2019.

Although ‘Younger’ was supposed to move to Paramount Network, Viacom Media decided to leave the show on TV Land, since it has run on the channel for a long time and enjoys a loyal viewers base, which they thought would be foolish to put off suddenly, by taking the show to a new channel. The ratings on TV Land also played a factor in convincing Viacom to keep the show on.

Younger Season 6 Trailer:

You can check out the official announcement of Season 6 of ‘Younger’ to know what the main cast has to say about the future of the show.

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