HBO and HBO Max announced today that both How to with John Wilson and South Side have been renewed for third seasons.
In season two of the critically-acclaimed docu-comedy series How to with John Wilson, documentary filmmaker and self-described “anxious New Yorker” John Wilson continues his heartfelt mission of self-discovery, exploration and observation as he films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on six new deceptively simple topics.
Nathan Fielder, Michael Koman, and Clark Reinking, who previously worked together on Nathan for You, serve as executive producers. Building upon season one, the episodes take unexpected turns, but are grounded in John’s refreshing honesty.
Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming said: “John finds humanity in the most mundane and absurd places, we’re thrilled to continue seeing New York through his utterly hilarious and poignant lens.”
How to with John Wilson is currently nominated for a WGA Award for Comedy/Variety Sketch Series.
HBO Max series South Side will also return for a third season. The second season of the beloved, critically-acclaimed comedy series premiered as a Max Original in November 2021.
South Side follows two friends who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world, but until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own.
Shot on location in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, the show offers an authentic look into what life on the South Side is all about.
Suzanna Makkos, EVP, Original Comedy and Adult Animation, HBO Max said: “To be able to bring this world and these characters to life has been a true joy. A lot of people say that South Side is about the American dream, and the stories that Bashir and Diallo have crafted completely embody that dream with both razor-sharp humor and refreshing cultural commentary.
“I think I speak for everyone here at HBO Max when I say, ‘it’s time for the percolator.’”
Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle added: “We are blessed. We get to make a show starring our family and friends about a city we love. South Side finds joy in the extraordinary adventures of ordinary folks.
“We challenge ourselves to make every episode a unique and unexpected journey. We have no clue where our characters will find themselves in season three and we couldn’t be more excited to find out.”
Bashir Salahuddin, Sultan Salahuddin, Kareme Young, Quincy Young, Chandra Russell, Zuri Salahuddin, Nefetari Spencer and Diallo Riddle star in South Side.
The series is created by Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle and Sultan Salahuddin and produced by MTV Entertainment Studios. Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle and Michael Blieden serve as executive producers. Tony Hernandez executive produces for JAX Media. Ari Pearce, Kristyn Deignan and Tara Power are producers for MTV Entertainment Studios.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.