YouTube Premium has ordered a second season of Liza on Demand, the half-hour comedy created by and starring Liza Koshy. Production on the eight-episode new season begin in the spring for premiere this year.
Liza on Demand viewers follow the chaotic misadventures that ensue as the eponymous character (Koshy) takes on various tasks and odd jobs, as she tries to get ahead in the gig economy. Featuring a young diverse cast, the freshman season took satirical stabs at topics including gender bias and romantic tropes. Season two will follow Liza’s misadventures as she takes on a new set of challenges. Travis Coles also stars.
“Liza is an incredible talent who is fearless in her comedy,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content at YouTube. “We’re thrilled with the fan reaction and huge success of Season 1 and look forward to working with the creative minds behind the series to bring back this hilarious cast for more adventures.”
The series hails from Above Average Productions, a digital-first entertainment company founded in 2012 by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. Koshy, who earlier teamed with YouTube on the 2016 holiday special Jingle Ballin’, executive produces alongside Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont and Courtney Carter. Sam Childs serves as producer.
“I’m so excited to continue developing the world and characters of Liza on Demand with YouTube and Above Average,” Koshy said. “We made one baby together, and I’m excited to do it again and again and again. I’m manifesting.”