HBO Max has officially renewed the adult-oriented animated comedy show Close Enough for its second season, Collider reported today. Series creator J. G. Quintel (creator of Cartoon Network’s Regular Show) confirmed the renewal on his Twitter this morning:
Close Enough has been picked up for Season 2!
— JG Quintel (@JGQuintel) August 6, 2020
Close Enough follows two new parents, Josh (played by Quintel) and Emily (Gabrielle Walsh, The Vampire Diaries) as they struggle with raising a child (the 5-year-old Candice, played by Jessica DiCicco, The Emperor’s New School) and navigating an intimidating, ever-changing social landscape. Rounding out the main cast, Jason Mantzoukas (The Good Place) also stars as Josh’s best friend and wannabe-mentor Alex, and Kimiko Glenn (Orange is the New Black) stars as Emily’s best friend and social media influencer Bridgette.
The series had a tumultuous history before finally finding a home at HBO Max. Close Enough was originally created for an all-new animation block on the TBS Network. The series was entirely finished in early 2017 before being pulled after TBS decided to not go through with their new programming block. Close Enough was shelved for years until last October, when it was announced HBO Max had acquired it.
The series eventually premiered on July 9th, 2020 and was met with critical success. While the series has aired eight episodes so far, ten were made for TBS back in 2017. It is unknown why these episodes were not added to the service and it has not been confirmed that they will be apart of this upcoming second season.
Close Enough, alongside Quintel’s first series Regular Show, is available for streaming on HBO Max right now.