The streaming service confirmed the renewal, which comes as no surprise given its critical buzz and awards performance. AFI named Master Of None as one of its 10 best programs of 2015, and it also won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Ansari, who co-created and stars in the show, also earned a Best Actor nom from BFCA. Deadline’s Dominic Patten listed Master Of None as one of his best new shows of 2015.
The decision must have come very recently – during TCA Ansari was a bit more circumspect, saying only that “I definitely need some time to refill my head. The first season was so personal, I just wanna make sure whatever we do for season 2 lives up to what we did in the first season.”
Ansari plays Dev, a first-generation American who pays the bills acting in commercials. Co-created by Alan Yang, the comedy’s cast also includes Lena Waithe, Eric Wareheim, Noel Wells and Ansari’s parents. The slice-of-life series focuses on the comfortable irreverence of a conversation between friends as they discuss commitment and love, race and family — and the millennial battle between ambition and obligation.