New Girl star Lamorne Morris's TV series Woke renewed for season 2

Amy West
·2 min read
Photo credit: Joe Lederer/Hulu
Photo credit: Joe Lederer/Hulu

From Digital Spy

Hulu has renewed New Girl star Lamorne Morris's latest comedy series Woke for a second season.

The news comes just over three months after the show's first season premiered on the US-based streaming platform. As before, the new instalment will consist of eight episodes.

Based on the real-life artist who goes by the same name as its protagonist, Woke centres on Keith 'Keef' Knight, a cartoonist whose insistence on "keeping it light" and refusing to get involved in politics is thrown into question when he gets racially profiled by an aggressive policeman.

Photo credit: Joe Lederer/Hulu
Photo credit: Joe Lederer/Hulu

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After the traumatic incident, Keef discovers that he can talk to inanimate objects, from a malt liquor bottle to a trash can, and finds himself more aware of the microaggressions Black people face in everyday situations.

Blake Anderson (Workaholics), comedian T Murph, Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) and Rose McIver (iZombie) star alongside Morris, who is perhaps best known for playing Winston Bishop opposite Zooey Deschanel in the aforementioned sitcom.

Photo credit: Joe Lederer/Hulu
Photo credit: Joe Lederer/Hulu

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Talking about how the show balances gags and more serious material, Morris told Entertainment Weekly back in September: "When you're done watching comedies, a lot of times you just laugh and go, 'Man, that was funny.' You can remember a couple jokes here and there.

"When you're done watching something like this, you leave with something. [The script] meant something more to me just because it mirrored certain parts of my life. It echoed what friends and family have to deal with [regarding] race in this country, [or] all over the world."

Woke premiered on September 9 on Hulu in the US. Unfortunately, it has yet to pick up a broadcaster in the UK.

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