Hulu has ordered an eight episode second season for the live-action/animated hybrid series “Woke”. According to the show’s creator during the NYCC 2020 panel, Keith Knight noted that he would like to dig into all of the summer happenings in the upcoming season like COVID, the continued Black Lives Matter movement, and more.
Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, comedy series Woke takes an absurdly irreverent look at identity and culture as it follows Keef, an African-American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything. With a fresh outlook on the world around him, Keef must now navigate the new voices and ideas that confront and challenge him, all without setting aflame everything he’s already built.
The series stars Lamorne Morris, T. Murph and Blake Anderson.
Woke is developed by Marshall Todd and Keith Knight. The co-creators serve as executive producers alongside showrunner Jay Dyer, Maurice “Mo” Marable, Aeysha Carr, Richie Schwartz, John Will, Will Gluck, and Eric Christian Olsen. Kate Schumaecker will serve as executive producer on the pilot. The series is a co-production between ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television Inc. Anthony King joins the second season as the new showrunner.