HBO Max has officially renewed Christina Lee’s dark comedy series Made For Love for a second season. The renewal comes after over two months since the Cristin Miliot-led sci-fi series had wrapped up its first 8-episode season, which became one of the streamer’s top original half-hour long shows. Season 2 will feature author and executive producer Alissa Nutting joining Lee as a co-showrunner.
“We’re thrilled we get the chance to work with our incredible cast and crew again,” Lee and Nutting said in a statement. “We would’ve announced the pick-up earlier, but it was a beast closing Diane’s deal. Everyone thinks she’s a doll, but she’s a real hard-ass.”
“Made For Love is funny, dark, and entirely unique,” HBO Max’s EVP of Original Comedy and Adult Animation, Suzanna Makkos said. “We are thrilled to be reuniting with this dream team of talented producers, incredible cast, and CGI dolphins to tell the next chapter of this exciting story.”
Based on Alissa Nutting’s 2017 novel of the same name, Made for Love is a darkly absurd and cynically poignant story of love and divorce. It follows Hazel Green, a thirty-something woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to Byron Gogol, a controlling tech billionaire. Soon she discovers that her husband has implanted a monitoring device – the Made for Love chip – in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her, and know her “emotional data” as she tries to regain her independence. Through the chip, Byron’s able to watch Hazel’s every move as she flees to her desert hometown to take refuge with her aging widower father Herbert and his synthetic partner, Diane.
The series stars Cristin Milioti, Billy Magnussen, Ray Romano, Noma Dumezweni, and Augusto Aguilera, along with guest stars Caleb Foote, Kym Whitley, Nyasha Hatendi, Patti Harrison, Ione Skye, Jon Daly, Matty Cardarople, Mel Rodriguez, and Sarunas Jackson.
Made for Love is created by Lee, who also served as the showrunner in the first season. Executive producers are Nutting, Lee, Patrick Somerville, Dean Bakopoulos, Liza Chasin, Stephanie Laing, and SJ Clarkson. It is a production by Paramount Television Studios.