This article discusses whether there will be a season 2 of the Hulu series This Fool and its renewed or cancelled status. This article contains spoilers.
This Fool is a Hulu original comedy series, created by stand-up comedian Chris Estrada alongside co-creators Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman, who all worked on Comedy Central’s Corporate. The show follows Julio Lopez, a self-righteous individual, who works at a non-profit organization that rehabilitates ex-gang members. Expect lots of face tattoos and group therapy sessions throughout. The show kicks off with Julio’s older cousin Luis fresh out of prison, being welcomed into Julio’s house and the program, yet the cousins instantly clash. Julio juggles this childish rivalry, his work woes, poverty issues and much drama with his manipulative ex-girlfriend Maggie in the first season.
It’s an unusual show that is cinematic and ambitious, yet one that relies on immature humor and a whole host of unlikeable characters. It has its moments though, with lots of heart and a keen eye for farcical situational comedy. The finale is open-ended with the option for a second season, but will Hulu be renewing this irreverent comedy series for a follow-up ten-episode run?
Will there be a season 2 of the Hulu series This Fool – renewed or cancelled status
Hulu haven’t announced yet whether This Fool will be renewed for a second season or if it has been cancelled for good. The streaming landscape is in a state of flux at the moment, with HBO Max offloading content and Netflix re-organizing their entire company. If a show is to survive in this current climate it needs to be highly successful both critically and commercially. I just don’t see This Fool finding an audience or receiving critical acclaim. I would be very surprised if it was renewed.
The first season ends with Julio and Maggie splitting up (again) and Julio moving in with his cousin Luis. Luis managed to get his life back on track, gaining a job and his own place, but there is a twist. Luis is in fact living in a garage next door to Julio’s mother’s house. The lead cast members went through lots of mental breakthroughs, but always reverted back to their old ways, a second season would surely address these issues and hopefully include some much needed character progression.
As always, we’ll keep you posted on any updates in the pending renewal of This Fool.