Hulu has ordered a second season of Chris Estrada’s comedy series, “This Fool.”
The entire first season of the half-hour comedy debuted on Aug. 12 to both audience and critical favor, currently holding a 100% critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Season two of the ABC Signature-produced comedy set in South Central L.A. will consist of another round of 10 episodes.
“This Fool” is billed as an irreverent comedy set in working-class South Central Los Angeles, following 30-year-old Julio Lopez (Chris Estrada), who still lives at home.
While navigating an on-and-off relationship with his high school sweetheart and avoiding his personal problems, he works at Hugs Not Thugs, a gang rehabilitation nonprofit, where he often butts heads with his older cousin Luis (Frankie Quiñones), an ex-gang member who was recently released from prison and has moved in with Julio and his family.
In addition to Estrada, exec producers include Pat Bishop, Jake Weisman, Matt Ingebretson, Jonathan Groff and Fred Armisen.
The renewal for “This Fool” caps a strong year in scripted comedy originals at Hulu that has included 17 Emmy nominations for “Only Murders in the Building”, plus pickups for “The Great” and “How I Met Your Father”. Next up in 2023 are debuts of “The Other Black Girl” and “History of the World Part II.”