The fight for freedom for Hazel Green keeps going on in season 2. The dark comedy based on the 2017 novel by Alissa Nutting and starred by Cristin Milioti was just renewed after less than 3 months of finishing its first season.
For anyone who has seen HBO’s ‘Made for Love’, this is great news. For those who haven’t, this is great news too. The American dark comedy television series has been highly praised by HBO viewers.
The series is about a 30-something woman who tries to escape a terrible 10-year marriage, seeking to separate from her husband, a tech millionaire who, she finds out, has implanted a tracking device on her brain. Sounds crazy, right? It doesn’t stop there. He’s able not only to track her, but to watch her live, and even know her emotional data.
Cristin Milioti is known for playing a role on the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” from 2013 to 2014 as Tracy McConnell, on “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013) as Teresa Petrillo Belfort and as Betsy Solverson on the second season of Fargo (2015). She has also won a Grammy Award for her work on the musical “Once”.
The series premiered on April 1, 2021, consisted of 8 30-minute episodes and aired its two final episodes on April 15, 2021. Rotten Tomatoes gave a high approval rating of 94% with an average rate of 7.24/10.
“Made for Love’ is funny, dark, and entirely unique,” said the executive VP of original comedy and adult animation at HBO Max, Suzanna Makkos. “We are thrilled to be reuniting with this dream team of talented producers, incredible cast, and CGI dolphins to tell the next chapter of this exciting story.”
The first season was produced by showrunner Christina Lee and directed by Stephanie Laing (“Dollface”) and Alethea Jones (“Dispatches from Elsewhere”). For season 2, Lee will be joined by the novel’s author, Alissa Nutting, as a producer.
When Lee was asked in an interview for The AV Club about what she hopes audiences can get from the series, she said “I hope that they see this is a sci-fi show that we approached through a female lens”, emphasizing the importance to have a sci-fi show all-women directed.
About the second season, Lee and Nutting commented “We’re thrilled we get the chance to work with our incredible cast and crew again.” The series also stars Augusto Aguilera, Noma Dumezweni, Dan Bakkedahl and Caleb Foote.
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