Comedian Maria Bamford is never predictable, but she’s always fearless — which is maybe why she’s the only one with the bravery to show us exactly how Netflix goes about greenlighting its new productions, as we see in the video below. Spoiler alert: Both algorithms and Ana Gastmeyer are involved.
However it might happen, the good news is that it means a new season of “Lady Dynamite” is premiering soon! Per the official Netflix release:
This season finds our precious Maria embarking on her greatest adventure ever — love. Maria will use all the wrong lessons learned in childhood as she navigates her new relationship status with family, friends and pugs. She also lands a new gig at a streaming network that may or may not be owned by Elon Musk.
Season 1 of the critically acclaimed comedy, created by Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz, premiered in May 2016, meaning that like many Netflix projects, “Lady Dynamite” has gotten to take its time with a follow-up. The first season, loosely based on Bamford’s experiences as a performer battling mental illness, bended genre, format, and reality unlike anything we’d seen before, and Season 2 will hopefully reflect that same level of bonkers creativity.
The new season stars Gasteyer, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Ed Begley, Jr., Mo Collins (“Susan”) and Olafur Darri Olafsson (“Scott”).
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“Lady Dynamite” returns November 10. Check out the clip below.