School is back. Well, not yet at least. With the current pandemic going on, it will be tough to feel safe at school knowing that the virus is still lurking out there. But we can still experience it, and some nostalgia for the older folks, with a brand new season of Hulu’s Pen15. The show will make its sophomore debut on the streaming service starting on Friday, September 18th.
While the teaser is very short, it covers a range of topics that will resonate with those who shared those same middle school experiences. In it, we see the pair developing a sense of fashion by trying on Tommy Hilfiger clothes, creating an identity through physical education, puberty, and some bizarre phone conversations.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Pen15:
“Pen15 is middle school as it really happened in the year 2000. Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine play versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds.
From the Awesomeness studio, Pen15 is created, written, and executive produced by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Becky Sloviter of The Lonely Island, Marc Provissiero, and Brooke Pobjoy from Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, and Debbie Liebling also serve as executive producers.”
After watching a couple of episodes of this hilarious coming of age series, I seriously cannot wait to see more of it. I find it hilarious and Konkle and Erskine are playing younger versions of themselves rather than getting kids to do it. It may look a little weird at first, but it works because it gives an honest depiction of how weird middle school was for them.
Check out the new trailer below.
Season Two consists of 14 episodes. The first seven will premiere on September 18th and the remaining will stream in 2021.