The end is near for Hulu’s Shrill, the comedy series starring Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant (I feel Pretty). Heading into its third and final season, the teaser trailer is packed with final farewells in anticipation of its premiere on Friday May 7, via Indiewire.
Bryant stars in the series as Annie, a writer in Portland who, dissatisfied with her life, starts to take matters into her own hands. Always nagged and made to feel self conscious about her body and weight from her parents, co-workers, and boyfriends, Annie goes on a journey of self-empowerment and stops seeking approval from others. The final season will consist of eight episodes.
*Spoilers Ahead for Season two of Shrill*
Along with the season three trailer’s release, Hulu also published the season’s official synopsis which was picked up by Indiewire: “The new season finds Annie (Aidy Bryant) energized by her breakup with dud boyfriend Ryan (Luka Jones) and her newfound momentum at work. Annie feels like everything is finally falling into place for her, but does she actually know how to get what she wants?.”
Along with Bryant, the series stars Lolly Adefope (Ghosts) as her best friend and roommate Fran. Other series regulars that are returning for season three include Ian Owens (Beta) and John Mitchell Cameron (Mozart in the Jungle). During the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Press Tour presentation on Thursday, Bryant also revealed that her fellow SNL alum Fred Armisen (Portlandia) would be making an appearance in season three along with Julio Torres (Los Espookys), who served as a writer on SNL.
The series is based on the memoir Shrill: Notes Written From a Loud Woman written by writer Lindy West (The Witches Are Coming). West also serves as a writer on the series and executive produces alongside Bryant and the series showrunner Ali Rushfield (Parks and Recreation). In addition, it’s executive produced by creator and producer of SNL Lorne Michaels (A.P Bio), Rob Klein (Will and Grace), Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect), Max Handelman (Charlie’s Angels) and Andrew Singer (Documentary Now!).
Watch Bryant gear up for the final season of Shrill in the teaser below: