Aziz Ansari announced today on Twitter that his hit series Master of None has been renewed for a second season.
Master of None stars Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) as Dev, an actor trying to build his life and career in New York City. The comedy series was created by Ansari and Alan Yang, and the 10-episode first season premiered on Netflix on Nov. 6, 2015. Lena Waithe, H. Jon Benjamin, Eric Wareheim, and Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu co-starred in the first season, and notable guest stars included Claire Danes, Noah Emmerich, and Colin Salmon.
Considering the success of the first season, the renewal was inevitable. Ansari’s announcement comes only weeks after he told Variety he wasn’t in a rush to start working on season 2. “We’re figuring it out,” he told reporters at the Television Critics Association last month, “I need some time to refill my head.” Ansari cited the personal nature of the series as the reason why he wanted to take the time to make the next season as stellar as the first. He said they want to make sure, “whatever we do for season two lives up to what we made in the first season.”
Yang added, “We really put a lot of aspects of our life into this show, and that’s part of the reason we don’t want to rush into season two.”
One aspect of Ansari’s personal life that ended up in the comedy is his family. In an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Ansari shares the hilarious details behind how his biological parents were cast as his character’s parents in Master of None and how the comedy has inspired his father to do more acting. The comedian also addresses how the project landed at Netlfix because “they were so supportive and immediately on board.” When Ansari approached Netflix with his new show, he had already established a relationship with the online streaming service because they had hosted several of his comedy specials.
The co-creators don’t want to rush season 2, and while the series has been renewed already, it is not scheduled to premiere until an undefined date in 2017. This means you have plenty of time to catch up on Season 1 of Master of None if you haven’t seen it already.