‘Pen15’ and ‘Ramy’ Renewed for Second Seasons at Hulu

Freshman comedies follow “Shrill” with sophomore runs

Hulu has renewed “Pen15” and “Ramy” for second seasons, the streaming service revealed Wednesday.

“Pen15” stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, who will return for 14 more episodes of the adult comedy. The pair play versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, where the best day of their lives can turn into the worst with the stroke of a gel pen. The rest of Erskine and Konkle’s middle school classmates are played by actual thirteen-year-olds.

“Ramy,” which stars Ramy Youssef, has been renewed for a ten 10-episode second season. Youssef plays an Egyptian-American character based on himself named Ramy Hassan. On a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood, he explores the challenges of what it’s like to be caught between a Muslim community who believes life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.

“Shrill” was previously renewed, and will continue with “Ramy” and “Pen15” on Hulu’s comedy slate.

“Pen15” is created, written and executive produced by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Sam Zvibleman. Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer of The Lonely Island executive produce along with Becky Sloviter of Party Over Here. AwesomenessTV produces, and Debbie Liebling also executive produces alongside Marc Provissiero and Brooke Pobjoy from Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment.

“Ramy” is written, executive produced, and created by Youssef. Jerrod Carmichael, A24’s Ravi Nandan, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch executive produce, while A24 produces.