Thursday, June 11, 2020

HBO Max Renews 'Love Life' for Season 2

HBO Max has today renewed its original anthology series Love Life for a second season. The renewal comes on the same day that the final four episodes of the first season were released on the streaming platform.

Season 2 will remain set in New York City but will focus on a new character's journey - one which explores what happens when you've lived your whole life knowing who your soulmate is, only to find out years into a marriage that it's not the right fit at all.

Anna Kendrick will reprise her role as Darby occasionally during the new season.

Sam Boyd created the comedic anthology series. He served as showrunner for the first season alongside Bridget Bedard. They executive produce with Kendrick, Dan Magnante and director Paul Feig. Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment produce.

"It's so rewarding to see Love Life embraced as an immediate hit," said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max. "We are proud to pick up a second season of our first Max scripted original comedy. We salute Anna, our creative team and partners at Lionsgate, and are delighted audiences have gravitated to Love Life in such a significant way. As a day one original, it is gratifying to see the strong response."

"Love Life's first season is ultimately a tale of personal resilience, human connection and how those we love shape our lives," said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. "Its clear to me why audiences are responding with such enormous enthusiasm, and it's with great pleasure that my creative team and I look forward to continuing our relationship with this talented group of executive producers and Lionsgate to make television that resonates."

"We couldn't be more excited to make another season of Love Life with the amazing people at HBO Max and Lionsgate Television, and to have the opportunity to explore a whole new protagonist," added Boyd and Bedard. "If only as a way to continue processing our own romantic damage."

"It's been a labor of love working with everyone on Love Life and all who helped shaped Darby and brought her story to life," said Kendrick. "I am excited to be able to collaborate again with the team on a new character and their journey."

"We were thrilled to be the first scripted series to debut on HBO Max and now we're doubly thrilled to be their first second season pickup," added Feig. "Our partnership with the entire team at the network has been wonderful and we can't wait to dive in for more. We're loving life at HBO Max!"