Hulu has given Woke an eight-episode order for a second season.
The live-action/animated hybrid Hulu Original comedy series Woke, inspired by the life of award-winning artist Keith Knight, is picked up for a second season. Keef Knight, creator of Toast & Butter, is a Black cartoonist on the verge of mainstream success. He prides himself on ‘keeping it light’ and shies away from taking controversial stances. After being racially profiled by overly aggressive policemen, the traumatized Keef finds that he’s able to see and hear inanimate objects talking to him. Now more sensitive to racism, and the everyday microaggressions he’d tried so hard to avoid acknowledging in every situation, Keef must figure out how to maintain his relationships and a career as a ‘woke’ Black man.
During the Woke panel at New York Comic-Con last month, Knight was hopeful for a renewal. This is what Knight had to say about a potential second season:
It would be wonderful. So everything that happened over the summer, we couldn’t address. So it would be amazing to get into what a post-summer 2020 world would look like and lean into the satire of that.
The cast consists of; Morris, T. Murph, Blake Anderson, Sasheer Zamata, and Rose McIver. The series was developed by Marshall Todd and Keith Knight, who are also executive producing alongside Jay Dyer, Maurice “Mo” Marable, Aeysha Carr, Richie Schwartz, John Will, Will Gluck, and Eric Christian Olsen. Kate Schumaecker served as executive producer on the pilot. The comedy is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature. The first season debuted on Hulu, Wednesday, September 9.