In May 2019, Hulu renewed the series for a second season of fourteen episodes, the first half of which premiered on September 18, 2020. PEN15 is an American cringe comedy web television series, created by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman, that premiered on February 8, 2019, on Hulu.The series stars Erskine and Konkle, who … Series two follows up on the events of the dramatic season one finale. We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. ... Pen15 stars comedians Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle as the teenage versions of themselves in middle school. [14], On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds a "Certified Fresh" 93% approval rating with an average rating of 8.04 out of 10 based on 46 reviews. Anna stays with Maya's family while her parents go on a retreat to save their marriage. Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (M-R), 2020-21 Season Ratings for New TV Shows (week three), 2020-21 TV Show Season Ratings (week three), Cancelled or Renewed? The series stars Erskine and Konkle, who also serve as executive producers alongside Zvibleman, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Becky Sloviter, Marc Provissiero, Brooke Pobjoy, Debbie Liebling, and Gabe Liedman. The first seven episodes dropped in September and the second half is expected to be released in early 2021. Subscribe for free alerts on PEN15 cancellation or renewal news. No infringement of previously copyrighted material is intended on this site. Created by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, Sam Zvibleman. The series is set in 2000 where they both experience some of the best and some of the most confusing days of their lives. "[4], On April 19, 2018, Hulu announced that it had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The cringe-worthy comedy proved so much of a success the first time around that it has come back for another series. Unless they decide to publicize viewership, it is difficult to predict whether Hulu will cancel or renew PEN15 for season three. Season 2 will contain 14 episodes, … Was attending middle school this bad? Maya gets annoyed at the special attention her family gives Anna, and later gets emotionally elevated when she discovers she is having her first period. "[15] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 82 out of 100 based on 17 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Maya is upset Anna is choosing to go to the fall dance with Heather instead of her. IndieWire’s Ben Travers gave Season 1 a “B+” review upon release. At the dance, Heather tells Anna she's only letting her tag along because her mother told her to be nice. They begin wearing the thong to school until Maya realizes she doesn't want to give it back. Are you? Last year, season one came out in February and it was revealed there was going to be another series in May. Filming has not yet begun on Pen15 series two, part two but it is predicted the cameras will start rolling again soon. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. While Pen15 isn’t a true story, it does take inspiration from the creators’ experiences when they were teenagers. Maya realizes she might have feelings for her rival, Sam, just as he begins dating another girl. The Hulu comedy shows adult Maya and Anna trying to get through middle school, surrounded by actual teenagers. [18], "Hulu Picks Up Middle School Comedy Series 'PEN15, "Hulu Orders Twisted, Adult-Themed Middle School Comedy PEN15", "Hulu Picks Up Middle School-Set Adult Comedy 'PEN15' From Lonely Island (Exclusive)", "Hulu Picks Up New Comedy Produced by The Lonely Island", "Lonely Island's "PEN15" Revealed Feb 8th", "Here's Your First Look at PEN15, Already Our Favorite Show of 2019", "Emmys: HBO, 'Game of Thrones' Dominate Nominations", "Artios Awards: 'Succession,' 'Pose,' 'Dead to Me' Among Casting Society TV, Theater Nominees", "Writers Guild Unveils 2020 TV Award Nominees", Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Series – Short Form,, Pages using infobox television with editor parameter, Pages containing links to subscription-only content, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Meanwhile, Anna and Brendan try to add physical elements to their new relationship. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of The Lonely Island, Party Over Here, Odenkirk Provissiero, and AwesomenessTV. First, there’s the matter of Anna’s parents’ divorce. and Zvibleman was set to direct multiple episodes. The comedic story of middle school seen through the eyes of two 7th … Anna and Maya reunite and get invited to be felt-up in the janitor's closet by Brandt, who awkwardly admits he has a real crush on Maya. Maya and Anna both vie for solos in the school band and choir respectively, for the fall concert.