Dave Scores Season 2 Renewal As It Becomes FX’s Most-Watched Comedy Series Ever
Deadline brings word that FXX’s comedy series Dave has been renewed for a second season, expected to premiere in 2021, after becoming FX Networks’ most-watched comedy series ever.
Co-created by and starring Dave Burd, Dave has a growing average episodic audience of 5.32 million total viewers-to-date across linear, VOD, and streaming. Dave took the rating crown from the previous record holder, Atlanta, which averaged 5.2 million total viewers.
Based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd (stage name Lil Dicky), FXX’s Dave is centered on a neurotic man in his late twenties who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he actually might convince the world.
The series stars Burd, Taylor Misiak, Andrew Santino, GaTa, Travis Bennett, and Christine Ko. The first season has also featured notable guest stars including Justin Bieber, Young Thug, Trippie Redd, and Kourtney Kardashian.
“We set out to make something special and it’s so gratifying to see the response this show has gotten,” said Burd. “This was my first rodeo, so I’m super excited to take another crack at it now that I’ve got some experience making television. It really feels like the sky is the limit with this show. I look forward to raising the bar even higher next year.”
Dave is co-created by Dave Burd and Jeff Schaffer and executive produced by the pair along with Saladin Patterson, Kevin Hart and Hartbeat Productions, Scooter Braun, and SB Projects, Greg Mottola, Marty Bowen, James Shin, Scott Manson for SB Projects and Mike Hertz. The series is produced by FX Productions.