“Shrill” fans will likely let out a high-pitched sound of delight.
The comedy toplined by the “Saturday Night Live” trouper has been warmly received by critics since its first season bowed on March 15. The show is based on the memoir by writer Lindy West titled “Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman,” and focuses on Annie, a young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to make it as a journalist while juggling bad boyfriends, sick parents and a perfectionist boss, while the world around her deems her not good enough because of her weight. She starts to realize that she’s as good as anyone else, and acts on it.
Season one also starred Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens, and John Cameron Mitchell.
Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks executive produce the series. Bryant, West, and Alexandra Rushfield all wrote the adaptation, with Rushfield serving as showrunner.
The show hails from Warner Bros. Television, Michaels’ Broadway Video and Banks’ Brownstone Productions. Andrew Singer is an exec produces for Broadway Video, alongside Max Handelman for Brownstone Productions. Bryant also serves as co-exec producer and West as an exec producer.