If Shrill‘s first season is about pursuing your dreams, the show’s second season is all about reinvention. Today, the first look at the Hulu series’ next installment arrived in the form of a minute-long teaser trailer, which sees Annie (Aidy Bryant) reevaluating her life after breaking up with her unreliable boyfriend Ryan (Luka Jones), quitting her job, and heaving a cement block through an internet troll’s window.
“I’m taking a chance on myself,” Annie declares, beginning a new phase that includes an unpaid internship offer, a sexual encounter in an open field, and a dramatic piggy bank smashing. (You know, adult things.) It appears that Annie is thriving in the disarray as she admits, “It actually feels very good to be a little bit fucking bad.”
The second season will be a departure from the first’s source material, based on Lindy West’s bestselling memoir, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. But all your season 1 favorites are back, including Annie’s hilarious roommate Fran (Lolly Adefope), her prickly boss Gabe (John Cameron Mitchell), and deadpan office assistant Ruthie (Patti Harrison).
Meanwhile, the official plot description suggests Annie’s embrace of the unknown won’t last forever.
After facing her demons—her mom, her boss and, of course, her troll—Annie starts the season feeling pretty good with boyfriend Ryan by her side. That is, until she realizes that hastily quitting her job and jumping into a relationship with someone who is, well, a little less career-focused may not have been the best idea.
But Annie isn’t the only one on a path to self-discovery… she’ll be joined by both Fran and her mother, who are also figuring out what they really want out of life.
And while it’s not easy to get what she always imagined she’d want, Annie is no longer the doormat she once was—and she’s just getting started.
Season 2 of Shrill will drop on January 24 with eight new episodes.