6:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Netflix Anthology 'Easy' Sets New and Returning Cast for Season 2 (Exclusive)
Netflix's comedic anthology Easy is officially returning for a second season with a group of new and returning faces.
The Joe Swanberg-created individual episodic anthology will return Dec. 1 on the streaming giant and continue to explore diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture.
New faces joining the franchise are Aubrey Plaza, Kate Berlant, Joe Lo Truglio, Michaela Watkins, Judy Greer and Danielle Macdonald.
Stars set to return in season two are Kate Micucci, Jane Adams, Zazie Beetz, Michael Chernus, Kiersey Clemons, Evan Jonigkeit, Elizabeth Reaser, Jacqueline Toboni, Dave Franco, Aya Cash and Marc Maron. It's unclear if the returning stars will reprise their season-one characters.
The half-hour single-camera comedy series will, in mumblecore fashion, be written, directed and exec produced by Swanberg. He is considered one of a handful of writer-directors most associated with mumblecore, which is a style of low-budget feature filmmaking in which dialogue is improvised and, in some cases, often performed by non-professionals. (Other mumblecore filmmakers include Lena Dunham, the Duplass brothers and Lynn Shelton.)