"We are deeply sickened to see HBO Max throw their support behind a show with so many foot jokes, and absolutely thrilled that it's ours," creators and former Saturday Night Live head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider said in a statement about the gay-centric sitcom's season-three renewal. "To everyone who watched, texted, posted, told their friends to watch -- thank you!!! It has been overwhelming in the best way to see our show resonate with so many people, and we are incredibly grateful to HBO Max for giving us the opportunity to spend another season with this amazing cast and crew."
For those who still need to catch up (what are you waiting for?!?), season two of The Other Two picks up right where season one left off, with aspiring actor Cary (Drew Tarver) and talent manager Brooke (Helene Yorke) still being the messy, horny, endearing hot messes we've come to know and love. When 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).
After getting over his lust for straight men, 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. Season two 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, a lesson on the different kinds of daddies there are out there, and a hilariously too-real lesson on Hollywood's gaybaiting dilemma.
"I think that something that drew me to the script so much is it's not a coming-out story," Tarver told Out in an interview earlier this year 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."
The first two seasons of The Other Two are currently streaming on HBO Max!