The rehearsalthe docu-comedy television show created by and starring Nathan Fielder has been renewed for a second season, HBO announced. The news came just ahead of the show’s sixth episode and first season finale on Friday night. “One more chance to get it right,” reads the season 2 tagline, though the release lacks a premiere date.
Seemingly the main premise of The rehearsal is that it’s a comedy docu-series designed to help ordinary people deal with difficult times in their lives by giving them the opportunity to rehearse it beforehand. But the show approaches this simple premise with a budget and attention to detail that can make the scope of each rehearsal feel staggering, and the show as a whole becomes more self-aware as the series progresses.
“Nathan sparked such a lively conversation with The rehearsal,” HBO executive vice president of programming Amy Gravitt said in a statement. “We have no idea where Season 2 will take us, and that’s the joy of this boundary-pushing show from a truly unique talent.”