The first half of “Pen15” season 2 ended in September 2020, and while fans of the show were able to witness the show’s first animated episode as a one-off this past August, we’ve been waiting for word on when the second season will be released in its entirety. That information has now arrived, so let’s go through all you need to know about the second half of “Pen15.”
When will Pen15 Season 2 Part 2 be released and where can you see it?
Season 2, Part 2 of “Pen15” will release on December 3, 2021. The show is only available on Hulu, and in my opinion, it’s one of the best original shows the streaming service has ever produced. I know “The Handmaid’s Tale” has a lot of Emmys, and shows like “Only Murders in the Building” and “Reservation Dogs” have had a lot of buzz in recent months, but “Pen15” belongs in the top tier of Hulu programs.
What exactly is Pen15?
The simple pitch is that this is a dramedy in which 30-year-old actresses play exaggerated versions of their junior high selves, but they’re surrounded by actors who are truly junior high-aged. It follows best friends Maya and Anna, two earnest, well-intentioned students who are simply trying to get through the nerdy, awkward, uncomfortable, adolescent time of their lives in the best way they can.
It’s one of the most realistic and true descriptions of the emotional, hormonal, chaotic, and occasionally combative period between childhood and maturity, and it alternates between being laugh-out-loud humorous and heart-wrenchingly sad.
This half of the season (at least in part) aims to explore how Anna’s romantic relationship affects the show’s central duo. Anna gets a boyfriend in this new batch of episodes – a slightly older boy named Steve, who helped Anna stage-manage the school play in an earlier episode – and this half of the season (at least in part) aims to explore how her romantic relationship affects the show’s central duo. There are six episodes left in the season, and we’re excited to see how it all ends.
Showrunners, Directors, and More in Pen15 Season 2 Part 2
Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman, who also act as co-showrunners, created “Pen15.”
Zvibleman has also established himself as the show’s most significant director, but Konkle will direct at least one of the forthcoming episodes. Executive producers include Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer, better known as the comedic trio “The Lonely Island.”
Trailer and Synopsis for Pen15 Season 2 Part 2
With their award-winning performances as Anna and Maya, Konkle and Erskine serve as the show’s anchors. Anna’s mother Kathy is played by Melora Walters, her father Curtis is played by Taylor Nichols, and Mutsuko is played by Mutsuko.
Maya’s mother Yuki is played by Erskine (trivia: she is Maya’s real mother!), while Maya’s father Fred is played by Richard Karn (Al from “Home Improvement”). Maya’s brother Shuji is played by Dallas Liu, Sam is played by Taj Cross, Gabe is played by Dylan Gage, and Anna’s new lover Steve is played by Chau Long.