Sundance Now has greenlighted a second season of This Close, its relationship dramedy created, written by and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman. Production on the eight-episode season for AMC Networks’ premium SVOD serivce will begin this summer in Los Angeles for a 2019 premiere.

This Close, which was Sundance Now’s first straight-to-series order, explores the relationship between twentysomething best friends Kate (Stern) and Michael (Feldman) as they navigate love, loss, careers, friendship, and life in Los Angeles. Watch a brief Season 2 announcement video above.

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“We are immensely proud of This Close and could not have asked for a better reception to the series’ first season from both the press and our Sundance Now members,” said Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager of SundanceTV and Sundance Now. “Greenlighting the show’s second season was the easiest decision we’ve ever made, and we cannot wait to see where Josh and Shoshannah take Michael and Kate’s stories.”

Said Stern and Feldman: “Making the first season of This Close was a dream come true. We couldn’t have done this without our brilliant team, and are thrilled to dive back into this story. We never anticipated the response to the show from our audience, which was beyond our wildest expectations and is the very reason we get to continue telling Kate and Michael’s stories.”

The series is developed and produced by Super Deluxe, which also serves as the studio for the Sundance Now Original production.