NBC announced today that they have renewed The Good Place for a second season. From executive producer Michael Schur (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Master of None”) comes a smart, unique new comedy about what makes a good person. The show follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, “House of Lies,” “Veronica Mars”), an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife, and thanks to some kind of error, is sent to the Good Place instead of the Bad Place, which is definitely where she belongs. While hiding in plain sight from Michael (Ted Danson, “CSI” “Cheers”), the wise architect of the Good Place (who doesn’t know he’s made a mistake), she’s determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within.
Helping Eleanor navigate her new surroundings is Chidi (William Jackson Harper, “Paterson”), her kind, open-hearted “soul mate” who sees the good in people but finds himself facing quite a dilemma; her seemingly perfect new neighbors, Tahani (Jameela Jamil, “Playing It Straight”) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto, “The Romeo Section”); and Janet (D’Arcy Carden, “Broad City”), the go-to source for any and all information in the Good Place.
In addition to executive producing, Schur also serves as writer and showrunner. David Miner (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “30 Rock”), Morgan Sackett (“Parks and Recreation,” “Veep”) and Drew Goddard (Oscar-nominated writer of “The Martian”) also executive produce. Goddard directed the pilot.
“The Good Place” is produced by Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment.