Congrats, “Insatiable” fans! Your new favorite show has been renewed for a second season at Netflix. (And to the many of you who hate it, our condolences.)
The Debby Ryan-led revenge comedy’s Season 2 will debut in 2019. Ryan announced the news herself in a video tweeted by the Netflix series’ official account Wednesday.
“Insatiable” centers around Patty (Ryan), a high schooler who was overweight for years, which caused her to be bullied, ignored and underestimated by the people around her. But she gets thin (thanks to a punch to the face from a homeless man and an all-liquid diet) and then begins to seek revenge against those who ever made her feel bad about herself — and launch her pageant career with the help of coach/lawyer Bob Armstrong (Dallas Roberts).
Season 1 debuted in August, with Netflix dropping the trailer for the series the month before. The promo immediately received a lot of criticism on social media, with some users calling the show “toxic” for putting Ryan in a fat suit.
A Change.org petition was even started before the series even debuted to try to get it canceled.
Both Ryan and co-star Alyssa Milano have defended the series, with Ryan saying creator Lauren Gussis didn’t want to use the fat suit if it tipped towards making fun and Milano noting, “we are addressing (through comedy) the damage that occurs from fat shaming.”
“There was a point where Lauren and I are like, If at any point this is funny, if at any point people laugh, we’re not doing it,” Ryan told Teen Vogue in August. “We’re not doing the show that we’re trying to do. We’re just trying to portray an origin story. We’re trying to showcase that.” She added that wearing the suit was an “eye-opening” experience.
grab your caboodle. season 2 is coming in 2019. pic.twitter.com/aTBHe3C4GG
— insatiable (@insatiable_) September 12, 2018