Hulu has renewed comedy series Difficult People for a third season, the streaming service announced on Monday.
Difficult People follows Julie and Billy, two best friends living in New York City whose typical, irreverent behavior lands them in some very awkward situations. Ten episodes have been ordered for the show’s third season, which is set to premiere in 2017.
The half-hour comedy was originally developed for USA Network, before ultimately landing a series order at Hulu in 2014. The cast includes Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak, Gabourey Sidibe and Cole Escola. Universal Cable Productions serves as the studio. NBCUniversal International Distribution handles global sales.
In addition to starring, Klausner created Difficult People and serves as an executive producer alongside Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live, Parks & Recreation) Brook Posch of Paper Kite Productions, Tony Hernandez from Jax Media and 3Arts’ Dave Becky. Scott King serves as the showrunner.
Difficult People is the latest Hulu original to score a pick up for next season. The streaming service has already renewed fellow half-hour comedy series Casual for a third season and their Aaron Paul fronted drama The Path for a second run. Also on tap for 2017 is Chance, Hugh Laurie’s first US TV role since House ended in 2012; and ITV Encore co-production Harlots, which is set in a brothel in 18th century Georgian London. Hulu is also deep in development on 9/11 drama The Looming Tower and Marvel project Runaways.