As the creator, writer, and star of the Netflix comedy series Master of None, Aziz Ansari must feel a little like the show is his baby. Fortunately, he’ll get to watch the series grow up now that Netflix has renewed it for a second season.
Ansari announced the renewal on social media Thursday, thanking fans for their support and sharing that season two will be released sometime next year. It’s not a very specific window, so it could be a long wait. Season one was added to the streamer in November 2015, so hopefully the next set of episodes will come much earlier in the year.
In Ansari’s tweet about season two, he included a short video. Being so early, there wasn’t any footage from the upcoming season, of course, but we did get some buzzwords to whet our appetites. The video shows terms like “Plan B,” “parents,” “the other man,” “Indians on TV,” and more, so it looks like we’ll see the show continue to tackle interesting issues as in the first season.
Master of None Season 2 coming 2017. Thanks for all the support everyone!! pic.twitter.com/LSxo7dEVQ1
— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) February 11, 2016
While Netflix hasn’t released any official numbers for how many viewers watched Master of None season one, data released by NBC put it at around 3.9 million on average per episode. It’s important to note, however, that Netflix’s chief content officer said the data was inaccurate, so the number could very well be higher. Whatever the case, Master of None was well-received by audiences and critics alike; the show won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series, and Ansari was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
Here’s hoping for an early 2017 premiere for Master of None season two.