Netflix has altered the entertainment landscape by introducing their own creations to the world of visual media. While much of their own content, like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, has risen to the top of the critical rankings, some shows maintain a more understated reputation. Though realist comedy Love is one of those shows with a lower profile, Netflix still ordered a second season for it.
That second season is slated to premiere this spring, and it will continue to detail the escapades of protagonists Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs). Despite backing by Judd Apatow and a good reputation with critics, the show hasn’t generated too much buzz, but it looks like that’s about to change with the premiere of Love season 2.
Netflix released a teaser for the show’s second season this evening, and it looks like things are about to get crazy — and possibly romantic — for Gus and Mickey. Check out the trailer in full, above, and some promotional photos for the upcoming season, below:
It looks like the show, which we loved for its thoughtful and realistic treatment of its characters, will both take up some of its issues from season 1 and add new conflicts to the mix. It seems Mickey and Gus will still be trying to work out their relationship, with mixed results, while their friends grapple with troubles of their own. Leads Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper) will undoubtedly continue to bring nuance and wit to their roles, with support from Claudia O’Doherty (Inside Amy Schumer, Drunk History), who plays Mickey’s roommate, Bertie. Rust also co-created the show with his wife, Lesley Arfin.
Though this teaser doesn’t tell us a ton — Mickey is in trouble, Arya’s not happy, but also, dancing? — it’s a nice taste of what’s to come. Hopefully Netflix will release a longer trailer soon, so we can get a better feel for what’s in store. The show had an overall mundane vibe in season 1, which acted as an asset to its stark motif, so it would be a shame to see things get wild for any of its characters in season 2. That said, it wouldn’t hurt the series to throw in a few more gasp-worthy moments.
It’s exciting to see even a glimpse of what this understated series has in store for season 2, and we can’t wait to see the final product come spring.
Love returns to Netflix for season 2 on March 10.