Hulu premiered the comedy series “Casual” just two weeks ago, but it’s already hungry for more. Today, the streaming service announced it has renewed the Lionsgate Television-produced show for a second season.
“Casual” will return next year for 13 episodes with stars Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr and Nyasha Hatendi, and creator and executive producer Zander Lehmann and executive producers Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Up in the Air”), Helen Estabrook and Liz Tigelaar.
“Casual” tells the story a bachelor brother (Dewey) and his newly-divorced sister (Watkins) forced to live together under one roof again.
Hulu renewed another freshman series, “Difficult People,” for a second season in August.
But more important news was the recent introduction of its $11.99-per-month commercial-free tier, combined with its deal with cable network Epix (with comes with such high profile titles as Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “World War Z” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction”) and its multi-year content pact with Viacom, which together serve to make the streamer a more worthy competitor to Netflix and Amazon.