‘Friends From College’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Friends From College
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Netflix has renewed comedy series “Friends from College” for Season 2, Variety has confirmed.

The series follows a group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park. The series is described as “a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.” The series was co-created by Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco, who also serve as executive producers. Stoller also directs the series and Delbanco serves as a writer. Season 2 will consist of eight episodes just as Season 1 did.

The renewal comes despite the fact the show was not well received by critics, with Season 1 currently holding a 24% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Variety‘s Maureen Ryan wrote of the series in her review:

Once in a while, members of the cast are able to lend a poignant or bittersweet note to the proceedings. But far more often, they are asked to pitch their performances in gratingly large and loud ways. Everything is oversized in ‘Friends From College’: Characters scream, shout and gesture wildly, to the point that other people on screen repeatedly ask them to rein in their sweaty hyperactivity. This is also a show that thinks it’s hilarious to name a hedge fund run by nasty people ‘Blackstool’ (because sometimes stool means poop, get it?).”

This is the latest renewal for a Netflix original series in the past few weeks. Last week, the streaming giant gave a second season order to crime drama “Ozark.” Prior to that, Netflix also renewed freshman comedy “GLOW,” which is a fictional account of a real all-female wrestling TV show from the 1980’s. That renewal came on the heels of the cancellation of the drama series “Gypsy,” starring Naomi Watts, after one season.

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  1. Cari says:

    Loveddddd season 1!!!! Upset there’s only 8 episodes and the critics are crazy I laughed my butt off!!! Good good show. Can’t wait for more!

  2. Mrunaal Jadhav says:

    I loved this show. I do agree with the overacting part. But the storyline is great and adresses a very real side of life. Love is not always easy and straight forward. Waiting very eagerly for season 2! Hope they air it soon.

  3. Amanda says:

    Friends from college is a great find. Loved the entire season. I was disappointed that there were only 8 eps but I understand writers having difficulty finding ideas for series nowadays since most series used to contain 24 eps and now most only have half that if they’re lucky . Anyhow love Keegan Michael key and the rest of the cast. I love the overacting and energy of the cast. I’m glad Cobie found a new series where she plays the opposite of Robin S.

  4. J says:

    This show is great. Laughed a lot. Watching Netflix shows more than cable. Am considering canceling cable. Keep these kind of shows coming.

  5. T says:

    Love this show too! Absolutely hilarious, sometimes these “critics” need to complain about something.

    Season two where are you?

  6. Marianne says:

    Loved this show! Great cast, well written and shot. Boo on this reviewer. Audience approval on Rotten Rotten was very fresh at over 70%. This reviewer is horribly wrong and should be chastised.

  7. jackiemariee says:

    I’m not sure why season 1 got such bad reviews. I really enjoyed season 1 and am looking forward to a second season.

  8. Ann Simpson says:

    I am eagerly awaiting season 2 of “friends from college ” it depicts the gray area of life. Not everything is black and white. This show added humor to the drama that is every day real life for people.

  9. Tawnya says:

    When does season 2 start?

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