HBO’s indescribable documentary/comedy series The Rehearsal has been renewed for a second season, which means fans will get a closer look into Nathan Fielder’s one-of-a-kind mind.
Over the last six weeks, the increasingly weird (and profound?) show has followed Fielder as he tries to help others prepare for various life circumstances while addressing philosophical, ethical and even religious questions along the way. It’s hard to say if any of Fielder’s experiments have been a success, but it appears the show itself is doing great. The series renewal was announced hours before the first show’s season finale tonight.
“Nathan has sparked such a lively conversation with The Rehearsal,” said HBO Programming executive vice president Amy Gravitt. “We have no idea where season two will take us, and that is the delight of this boundary pushing show from a truly singular talent.”
The Rehearsal has spurned countless think-pieces and social media conversation questioning everything about the show, from the cost of the elaborate set designs to who, exactly, the show was created for. RELEVANT’s Tyler Huckabee questioned, “Is it the clients coming in to practice life in a place where nothing is left to chance? Or is it Fielder himself, whose own insecurities burble beneath the surface of every interaction? Or is it us, the viewers, catapulted into the eccentricity of the show’s concept? There may not be one right answer here.”
Perhaps we’ll get the answers we’re looking for in season two.