HBO has renewed the anthology series “Room 104” for a second season, Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming announced on Thursday.
Written by brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, the show tells tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel, ranging from comedy to drama to horror.
“Jay and Mark are gifted storytellers who have brilliantly reinvented the anthology series for the modern era,” said Gravitt. “The format of ‘Room 104’ offers endless possibilities and opportunities for new talent to experiment with, and I look forward to seeing where the series takes us.”
“We can’t remember the last time we had so much fun making something,” the brothers added. “We’re excited to go even further down the rabbit hole with this show.”
Currently in its 12-episode debut season, which premieres same time as the US every Saturday at 10.30am, with a same day primetime encore at 9pm on Cinemax, “Room 104” tells a story of everyday people striving for connection and meaning each week, with the tone, the characters and the era changing every time. The series is also streaming on HBO and HBO Go via AIS Play and AIS Playbox.
The Los Angeles Times has called the series “wildly creative” and the New York Times noted that “Room 104 takes eager advantage of the possibility that any episode can go anywhere,” while Variety said the show “is to be lauded for its adventurousness” and TV Guide observed that the “tales are compelling, deeply engrossing and in a few cases so haunting that they’ll linger in your psyche.”
Season one actors include Hugo Armstrong, Davie-Blue and Melonie Diaz.