HBO has renewed the anthology series ROOM 104 for a second season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. From 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 Duplass 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, 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,” say Jay and Mark Duplass. “We’re excited to go even further down the rabbit hole with this show.”
Currently in its 12-episode debut season, which began Friday, July 28 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT), 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.
Among the critical raves for the show, the Los Angeles Times 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, Melonie Diaz, Jay Duplass, Veronica Falcon, Adam Foster, Ellen Geer, Keir Gilchrist, Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Hay, Poorna Jagannathan, Orlando Jones, Ethan & Gavin Kent, Amy Landecker, Konstantin Lavysh, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Keta Meggett, Natalie Morgan, Ross Partridge, Karan Soni, Dendrie Taylor, Tony Todd, Will Tranfo, James Van Der Beek, Mae Whitman and Nat Wolff.