‘Pen15’ To End After Season Two on Hulu

Anna Konkle as Anna Kone and Maya Erskine as Maya Ishii-Peters in Hulu's Pen15
(Image credit: Lara Solanki/Hulu)

Hulu comedy Pen15 will conclude after season two. Season two began in September, and the final seven episodes in the season debut Dec. 3. 

Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts. Hulu calls the series “middle school as it really happened in the year 2000.”

Pen15 was nominated for an outstanding comedy Emmy earlier this year, along with Black-ish, Cobra Kai, Emily in Paris, The Flight Attendant, Hacks, The Kominsky Method and Ted Lasso, with Ted Lasso winning. 

The show’s finale was previously reported in The Hollywood Reporter, which said Konkle and Erskine are ready for a break, and that Hulu is leaving the door open for subsequent seasons should the creators decide to move forward. 

Erskine, Konkle and Sam Zvibleman created the show and executive produce. Other executive producers are Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Becky Sloviter of The Lonely Island, Marc Provissiero and Brooke Pobjoy from Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, and Debbie Liebling. ■ 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.