It’s a big day for Shrill fans, as Hulu has released the official first-look images for the new season of their original comedy starring SNL’s Aidy Bryant. The show returns with eight all-new episodes on Friday, Jan. 24, exclusively on Hulu.
The show’s official synopsis offers a recap of its first season and sets the stage for the second:
Annie starts the season on a high. She has faced her demons head on—her mom, her boss and her troll—and she’s feeling pretty good. She also has her boyfriend Ryan by her side. But the high doesn’t last long. Annie realizes that quitting her job was a hasty move.
Things aren’t perfect with Annie’s mom either. She cleared the air, but the old problems are still there and there is way more to deal with.
When it comes to relationships, Annie thought she wanted Ryan’s commitment and love, but that may have been a hasty move as well. It’s nice to have someone, but is Ryan really the right match for her? She’s career-focused and ambitious and he’s … not. Meanwhile, Fran is dealing with a break-up and figuring out what she really wants out of her life, too.
This season Annie is no longer the doormat she once was, but it’s not as easy as she thought to get what she always imagined she wanted.
Shrill is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks, Bryant, showrunner Ali Rushfield, Lindy West, Andrew Singer of Broadway Video and Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions. Rushfield, West and Bryant serve as co-writers.
Check out the new season’s first-look pics below and find out where Shrill ranked among Paste’s top TV shows of 2019 (so far) right here.