The girls will skate again. According to Variety, HBO has ordered one more season of the hip skater drama Betty.
The series is based on Crystal Moselle’s (The Wolf Pack) critically acclaimed film Skate Kitchen, which follows the lives of several diverse skaters in New York City. Actors Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg (La Petite Mort) star as passionate female skaters who navigate through the male-dominated skating world. The title of the show is a reclamation of a pejorative term that male skaters bark at females who dare enter their territory.
Moselle directs and executive produces the series along with Igor Srubshchik (Master of None), Jason Weinberg (Roy Donovan) and Alliah Sophia Mourad (Man Alive). The show is produced by Untitled Entertainment.
As reported by Variety, Amy Gavit, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming shared some words concerning the renewal: “It’s been a joy to ride through the streets of NYC with the inspiring women of Betty, and we’re grateful to them and to Crystal for sharing their stories and friendships with us. We can’t wait to watch where our beloved Bettys go next.”
Although first season only had six episodes in total, it picked up a decent amount of critical acclaim holding a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. Similarly, critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes calls the show “earnest, audacious, and effortlessly cool[.] Betty captures the spirit of skating and friendship with style.”
On Instagram, Moselle had her own comments to share upon news of the renewal: