Stan has today announced that its breakout hit comedy series SMILF will return for a second season.
Starring and executive produced by Frankie Shaw, SMILF is a raw, honest look at the life of a 20-something single mother based on her Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name. The series also stars multiple Emmy® winner Rosie O’Donnell in her first series regular TV role. SMILF will go back into production next year. Season one is streaming now exclusively on Stan with new episodes premiering each Monday, same day as the U.S.
With its refreshingly honest point of view, SMILF has connected with Australian audiences and critics alike. As part of Stan’s exclusive content deal with Showtime, SMILF joins scripted drama hits such as Billions, White Famous and Twin Peaks to premiere exclusively on Stan.
Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. said “Frankie Shaw is a creative force to be reckoned with… Her show is funny and forthright, pointed and poignant, irreverent and relevant, all at once. We can’t wait to see where Frankie takes SMILF next season.”
SMILF takes a comedic look at the life of Bridgette Bird (Shaw), a young woman from South Boston whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of working-class single motherhood. Shaw brings her singular, unapologetic point of view to the semi-autobiographical comedy series, whose title is meant to be ironic and to reclaim the demeaning nature of the label. The cast also includes Miguel Gomez, Samara Weaving and Alexandra and Anna Reimer. Season one guest stars include Emmy and Golden Globe® nominee Connie Britton, Mark Webber and Raven Goodwin. Shaw wrote and directed the pilot. Executive producing alongside Shaw are Oscar® nominee Michael London, Lee Eisenberg and Scott King.
SMILF season 1 is currently being released weekly on Stan