TCA 2016: “The lines are getting blurred a little bit between the worlds in the next season,” writer and producer says of TV Land series
“Younger” executive producer Darren Star promises the TV Land comedy will be more complicated in its second season.
“There are a lot of twists and turns this season,” Star said at the 2016 Television Critics Association winter press tour on Wednesday. “This season has a lot of surprises.”
The show, which kicks off Season 2 on Jan. 13, follows Sutton Foster’s character Liza, a 40 year old pretending to be 26 to make it in the publishing world. The new season will deal with the aftermath of Liza’s boyfriend Josh discovering that she’s been lying about her age.
“I think the world of the show opens up for everybody,” Star said, explaining that the series’ supporting cast will be featured more heavily this year. “The lines are getting blurred a little bit between the worlds in the next season.”
TV Land also announced ahead of the panel that the show has been renewed for Season 3.
And it’s an appreciation that goes both ways. According to Star, the show’s continued success is due in part to the network’s support.
“I think on a broadcast network, we wouldn’t have the freedom and the looseness,” he said. “They really trust the creative over here, and I think on broadcast the show would get way too homogenized.”