Chewing Gum’s second season made its debut this past week (April 4th to be exact) outside the U.K.
The first season of the BAFTA-winning comedy ended with Tracey (Michaela Coel) and Connor (Robert Lonsdale) leaving the estate after being kicked out of their respective homes following Cynthia’s (Susan Wokoma) wedding day disaster and Connor losing his job.
The second season picks up with Tracey returning home after things with Connor didn’t go so well. Her mum Joy (Shola Adewusi) isn’t happy to see her, nor is best friend Candice (Danielle Isaeie). The six-episode second season enjoyed its UK run this past winter.
The series premiered in the UK on E4 back in 2015 before catching on with viewers over the world when it was released on Netflix. Channel 4 had commissioned Coel to write and star in the sitcom which was inspired by her play, “Chewing Gum Diaries,” a year earlier. Speaking to the show’s international acclaim, Coel told Channel 4 that prior to the show arriving on Netflix, she was able to keep up with tweets about the show, but then “I received tweets in all different languages, saying really positive things about the show, and the fact that there was a weird, quirky person that girls can identify with. But now it has gone so big that I can’t actually keep track of anything on Twitter anymore. But I recognise that that is a good thing.”