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How The Other Two Season 2 Made the Gayest Show on TV Even Gayer

How The Other Two Season 2 Made the Gayest Show on TV Even Gayer


Out chats with stars Drew Tarver and Heléne Yorke and creators Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider about the comedy series' epic return! 

After a two-year wait, the second season of the beloved comedy series The Other Two is finally back on the air (this time on HBO Max), and after being hailed as the gayest show on TV in its first round, season two is really upping the ante!

Picking up right where season one left off, Cary (Drew Tarver) and Brooke (Helene Yorke) are still the messy, horny, endearing hot messes we've come to know and love, but after their famous popstar little brother Chase (Case Walker) decides to leave fame behind in order to pursue life as a regular college student, the two find themselves still having to navigate life, love, and work as "the other two" to their now famous talk-show host mom Pat (Molly Shannon). (Warning! Some spoilers ahead!)

No longer thirsting for straight men, gay aspiring actor Cary finds himself suddenly thrust into a relationship with a new beau even though he might not be ready to settle down just yet, especially since he's still trying to get his shit together as a professional actor with a new agent and he is just starting to get comfortable and immerse himself in New York City's gay world. This season is filled with tons of hilarious bits that put the focus directly on queer culture, the likes of which include the return of one of season one's hilarious Instagays, first-time Grindr hookups, and a lesson on the different kinds of daddies there are out there.

Out got the chance to chat with The Other Two stars Drew Tarver and Helene Yorke, as well as co-creators and former Saturday Night Live head writer Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, about crafting season two and making it the gayest one yet!

"I think that something that drew me to the script so much is it's not a coming out story," Tarver told Out about being part of a series that so hilariously, accurately, and unapologetically spoofs and examines gay life. "It is more about, what is your life like if you came out later in life and you're having this delayed adolescence. How does that affect your relationships? In the first season, [Cary] is hooking up with his straight roommate and hoping his straight roommate will date him. And there's some internalized homophobia and some self-loathing. I think in the second season, he is proud of himself that he has his first boyfriend and he's like, 'All right, I'm fixed now,' but there's still some stuff bubbling under the surface that he's dealing with. It's not like you just zoom through emotional development as soon as you come out and it's very easy, you know? This show deals with themes that are specifically queer that some people don't talk about much and that's why I like it so much."

Watch Out's full interview with the cast and crew of The Other Two in the video above! The Other Two season two is now streaming on HBO Max, with two new episodes dropping every Thursday!

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Raffy Ermac

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.