PEN15 will surely make you cringe but in a good way. It is an American comedy series which premiered on Hulu. It is about two adolescents who are only learning how to figure out their lives. The show follows then as they live out their awkward lives. The show is created by Maya Erskine, AnnaKonkie, and Sam Zvibleman. They are also present in the executive production team. The first season has 10 episodes in total, each episode has a running time of about 30 minutes. The first season aired on 8th February 2019 and fans is ready for another installment.
What is the plot?
Many series and shows aim to beautify the experience and present them as something with a certain structure and plot points. PEN15 isn’t bothered with pretenses. It shows school experiences as they were, awkward and cringy but essential. The series follows two best friends as they navigate through middle school. Maya and Anna make the audience nostalgic as well as uncomfortable as they are reminded of their own less than pleasant experiences. The show captures a real-life story as the main characters, who are both sort of outcasts, deal with life as thirteen-year-olds in the early 2000s. We get to know Maya, a shy Japanese-American teen, and Anna, a fantastic singer, as they balance school life and family life.
In the next seasons, viewers will probably see more experimentations as Erksine wants to capture more mature and darker content than the previous season.
When is the new season releasing?
The series was renewed for another season last May. Season 2 will release on 18th September 2020. The new season will comprise 14 episodes but all of them won’t be available in September. The last seven episodes will be released next year.
The cast members are as follows
• Maya Erskine will play Maya Ishii-Peters
• Anna Konklewill play Anna Kone
• Melora Walters will play Kathy Kone
• Mutsuko Erskine will play Yuki Ishii-Peters
• Richard Karn will play Fred Peters
• Taylor Nichols will play Curtis Kone