Season 2 of PEN15 returns to Hulu on September 18. All episodes of season 2 will be available on that day. Furthermore, Hulu is using the show to test it’s new Watch Party Feature!
How To Watch Pen15
Every episode from season one of Pen15 is available on Hulu. Every episode of Season 2 is also available starting September 15.
For new subscribers, Hulu offers a free trial month, and then has several different monthly plans to choose from, including:
- $5.99/month with limited commercials
- $11.99/month commercial free
- $54.99/month commercial free + live TV of up to 50 channels, as well as on-demand feature
Hulu can be watched through Hulu.com online and apps for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Xbox, and mobile devices.
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Make is a Hulu Pen15 Watch Party
Starting September 17, 2020, Hulu (No Ads) subscribers will have access to Hulu Watch Party on the Pen15 series for a limited time to support the season 2 premiere. Up to 8 people can join a single Watch Party session. All participants must subscribe to an ad-free Hulu subscription. Participants who share the same Hulu account can join through their profile. However, profiles belonging to users under the age of 18 can not use the “Watch Party” feature. This feature is only available through hulu.com on a supported web browser.
To start a Watch Party:
- Visit Hulu.com on a supported web browser
- Find a title available with Watch Party — look for this icon next to a video
- Select the Watch Party icon on the Details page
- Click Start Watching
- Once in playback, select the chain icon to copy the link, then send it to other participants so they can join you
To join a Watch Party, use the invitation link you received from the Hulu Watch Party host. Remember that you must be a Hulu (No Ads) or Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV subscriber and be at least 18 years old to use the feature.
What is Pen15 About
PEN15 is tagged as “middle school as it really happened,” and from the teasers, it doesn’t shy away from any of the embarrassing moments that made adolescence a struggle. From burgeoning sexuality and early romantic encounters to the challenges of changing friendships and being an outcast on the social spectrum, PEN15 tackles each awkward bump on the road to maturity.
The adult comedy series was co-created and written by real-life best friends Maya Erskine (Casual, Insecure) and Anna Konkle (Rosewood, Maron), along with Sam Zvibleman (The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island, Take My Wife), who also directs several episodes.
Erskine and Konkle play 13-year-old versions of themselves, best friends trying to stick together through middle school frustrations. One of the show’s clever elements is plunging the stars in amongst a cast of actual 13-year-olds.
While the real-life age difference does somewhat add to the comedy, the two actors manage to capture with convincing earnestness the posture and intonations of young women uncomfortable in their changing bodies. In every clip, Erskine and Konkle sell the roles, and there are high hopes that they will maintain that sincerity across the full season.
Produced in part by the Lonely Island comedy team of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, as well as Party Over Here, Odenkirk Provissiero, and AwesomenessTV, the series looks to walk the line between raunchy comedy and a sincere look at the challenges of growing up. Perhaps a little less earnest than last year’s hit film, Eighth Grade, Hulu’s new series still looks to find authenticity in youth experiences.
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