Thursday, April 6, 2017

TGIF FEATURE: Hit series, 'Master of None,' returning, May 12

'MASTER OF NONE,' the award-winning TV series that peeked  into the lives of young Asian/American adults surviving in New York released its official trailer for the second season this week.

The brilliant Netflix series, which we described as Friends with people of color, inspired by the experiences of executive producers Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang will be returning for its second season next month after an 18 month hiatus.

Why so long?

"This show isn't the type of show where we're going to be able to just turn around and turn it in right away," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "We covered so much stuff in season one and wanted to make sure the ideas we had in season two were equally interesting and the episodes were just as ambitious. So we took a long break, and that's why season two hasn't come out yet.

"The show was so personalized, we dumped our heads into this, we just needed to be people and live our actual life," Ansari said.

The first season, which garnered Yang and Ansari writing awards, was most noteworthy when it explored the relationship the main characters had with their immigrant parents, something that struck a sensitive nerve with the AAPI viewers and hopefully, opened the eyes of none immigrants. Thankfully, Ansari's real parents who played his TV parents will be returning.

Based on the trailer, after traveling abroad, Dev (Ansari) returns to New York to take on challenges in his personal and family life, a new career opportunity, and a complex, developing relationship with someone very meaningful to him.

It looks as though Dev is living La Dolce Vita in Italy (an apparent tribute to Frederico Fellini?)  before returning to New York. We also don't see Rachel, played by Noel Wells, who was living with Dev before leaving for adventures in Japan. So it appears Dev is single again and he'll be going through the dating scene again. Most likely, he will be drawing from his book, Modern Romance, which explored the topic in detail from a comedian's perspective. 

Circle it on your calendar, Master of None's second season will start May 12 on Netflix.