9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'It Gets Better' Follow-Up Renewed for Second Season (Exclusive)
Things continue to get better for Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow's documentary series It Got Better.
The web series inspired by Dan Savage's It Gets Better campaign has been renewed for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The documentary series produced by Lexus-owned broadband channel L/Studio will kick off its second season with an episode featuring Rosie O'Donnell. Additional talent set for the six-episode season includes Portia de Rossi, Andrew Rannells, RuPaul, author Janet Mock and Nate Berkus.
"When we came up with the idea for It Got Better, we knew we wanted to create an original series that had a powerful and inspirational message — particularly for young people — with a platform that gave us a wide reach as well as the freedom to express ourselves,” said Bucatinsky, who produces via his Is Or Isn't Entertainment banner with Kudrow. "This partnership with L/Studio has done just that. They’ve given us the perfect platform to tell the important stories that drive this series."
The series shares LGBT celebrities' personal stories of overcoming obstacles while putting their struggles and successes in historical context. Each episode chronicles the life of a star with a focus on how and when "it got better" for them. The series is a collaboration between Lexus, Is Or Isn't Entertainment, Hypomania Content, the It Gets Better Project and Team One Multimedia.
Watch the O'Donnell episode, below.