Renewed or Cancelled – will there be a season 2 of Life & Beth?

March 17, 2022
M.N. Miller 0
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This article discusses whether there will be a season 2 of Hulu Life & Beth and its renewed or cancelled status.

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At midnight PST, Amy Schumer’s new Hulu comedy series, Life & Beth, is set to debut on the streaming service on March 18th, 2022. The passion project for the acclaimed comedian is her first television appearance since her last season of Inside Amy Schumer in 2019. For fans of Schumer internationally, the series will debut on Disney + in England, Star+ in Latin America, and DIsney+ Hotstar in Southeast Asia.

Featuring Schumer as Beth, Michael Cera (Arrested Development), Kevin Kane (Inside Amy Schumer), Laura Benanti (Nashville), Susannah Flood (Deadbeat), and Michael Rapaport (Friends), Life & Beth is an offbeat comedy that is deeper than you might expect. Beth begins to go through a midlife crisis, questioning her decisions while also going over her past to find out how she came to this point before turning forty years old. This is all started by a family tragedy that makes Beth question her direction in life.

Life & Beth is set to stream all ten episodes when it premieres Friday. So, the question remains, will there be a second season? Or will fans of Schumer not accept her in a role that doesn’t include sketch comedy on television?

Will there be a season 2 of Life & Beth – renewed or cancelled status

Status: TBC

After watching Life & Beth, it feels like a spectacular one-off since the story is very close and personal to Schumer’s own life. (The relationship with Cera seems to be inspired by Schumer’s marriage to her husband, award-winning chef Chris Fischer). However, the press release never mentioned the show as a limited series (not that this ever matters), and we can easily see more seasons as significant life moments can be explored.

Hulu also has a history of sticking with comedies for more than one season. Casual, Difficult People, Deadbeat, Futureman, and Shrill all had three seasons or more. Sure, you have the occasional oddly canceled gem (RIP, Zoe Kravtiz in High Fidelity). However, Hulu has a history of sticking with well-known comedians in sitcoms. My gut tells me Hulu wants to be in bed with Amy Schumer for as long as she wants to make future seasons.

Prediction: Expect a renewal, but it may be an extended wait. I would expect a second season that will reflect Schumer’s experience with motherhood.

You can watch Life & Beth with a subscription to the streaming service Hulu.