PEN15 Season 2 & Woke Trailers debut ahead of September premiere
Hulu has released the official trailers for the highly-anticipated second season of the hit coming-of age comedy series PEN15 and the series debut of Lamorne Morris’ Woke, both of which are scheduled to premiere next month. Check out the trailers in the players below!
Hulu has described PEN15 as “middle school as it really happened. Erskine and Konkle play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual 13-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.”
The series was created by and stars Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman. Erskine and Konkle will play younger versions of themselves, two 13-year-old outcasts as they forage through the daily terror of middle school in the year 2000.
Woke follows the story of an African-American cartoonist living in San Francisco, who is finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything. Keef must now navigate the new voices and ideas that confront and challenge him, all without setting aflame everything he’s already built.
The series is written and executive produced by cartoonist Keith Knight, who have based the story on his own personal experiences with racial profiling and showcases how black culture influenced his work. It also incorporates traditional live-action elements fused with animated sequences that will bring Keef’s cartoons to life in unique ways.
Pen15 is set to return on September 18 while Woke is set to premiere on September 9.