Hulu is giving viewers a first look at Woke Season 2 and its new original limited series Candy. The second season of Woke launches with all eight episodes on Friday, April 8.
In Woke Season 2, cartoonist Keef Knight is now a popular activist on the rise, but he’s facing a world where “woke” has become big business.
Can Keef and his friends bring about real change, or is it just about the dollar$? And can Keef navigate this new world without destroying what he’s become?
Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, Woke continues to upend Black nerd and activist culture, deftly satirizing with a wink and a smile.
The series stars Lamorne Morris, Blake Anderson, T. Murph, Sasheer Zamata and JB Smoove. It was developed by Marshall Todd and Keith Knight.
The co-creators serve as executive producers alongside Anthony King, Maurice “Mo” Marable, Richie Schwartz, John Will, Will Gluck, and Eric Christian Olsen. The comedy is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature.
Candy will premiere on Hulu Monday, May 9, kicking off a five-night event leading up to the finale on Friday, May 13.
In the series, Candy Montgomery is a 1980 housewife and mother who did everything right — good husband, two kids, nice house, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions — but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. With deadly results.
Three-time Emmy nominee Robin Veith (Mad Men, The Act) wrote the pilot script and will executive produce. Nick Antosca (The Act, Brand New Cherry Flavor) will serve as executive producer under his banner Eat the Cat along with Alex Hedlund.
Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple (The Sinner, Cruel Summer) will serve as executive producers for Iron Ocean. Michael Uppendahl (Fargo, American Crime Story: Impeachment) directed the pilot and will executive produce.
Jim Atkinson & John Bloom will serve as consulting producers. The series is from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and 20th Television, one of the Disney Television Studios.