Random Acts of Flyness renewed for season 2 at HBO
HBO’s late-night series Random Acts of Flyness has been renewed for a second season following early critical raves. The series kicked off its six-episode season on Friday, August 3 at midnight exclusively on the network and debuts other episodes every Friday at the same time.
“We couldn’t be happier with the response to Random Acts of Flyness — it’s struck such a powerful chord with our viewers,” said Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “We’re thrilled to bring Terence and his team back for a second season of this provocative, remarkable series.”
From artist Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Space Jam 2), Random Acts of Flyness explores evergreen cultural idioms such as patriarchy, white supremacy and sensuality from a new, thought-provoking perspective.
A fluid, stream-of-consciousness response to the contemporary American mediascape, Random Acts of Flyness features a handful of interconnected vignettes in each episode, showcasing an ensemble cast of emerging and established talent. The show is a mix of vérité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation. Nance and his collaborators weave together such themes as ancestral trauma, history, death, the singularity, romance and more, creating a television show like nothing seen before.
Among the early critical praise for the series, the New York Times called the show “a striking dream vision of race” and “hypnotic, transporting, uncategorizable,” adding that “it’s trying to disrupt and redisrupt your perceptions so that, finally, you can see.” The New Yorker hailed the series as “passionately inventive” and a “work of meticulous composition that highlights the imaginative astonishments, political perspectives, and personal insights that are unleashed by the cinema’s technical power,” while TV Guide called it the “most intoxicatingly interesting show on cable this year.”
Random Acts of Flyness was created by Terence Nance, who also writes and directs the series alongside Frances Bodomo, Mariama Diallo, Shaka King, Darius Clark Monroe, Nelson Nance, Naima Ramos-Chapman and Jamund Washington.
Nance executive produces alongside Tamir Muhammad, Jamund Washington, Kishori Rajan, Kelley Robins Hicks, Chanelle Aponte Pearson, Ravi Nandan and John Hodges. MVMT produced the series in association with A24.