‘State of the Union’ Season 2 Ordered at SundanceTV, Short-Form Emmy Winner Sets New Cast

State of the Union,” the Emmy-winning short-form comedy series created by Nick Hornby, will return for Season 2 later in the year.SundanceTV, which premiered the first season of the show in May 2019, announced that Hornby and director Stephen Frears will reunite for the show’s upcoming sophomore season.

Brendan Gleeson (“In Bruges”), Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”) and Esco Jouléy (“High Maintenance”) will star in Season 2, which will consist of 10, 10-minute episodes (just like Season 1).

A specific release date for Season 2 was not provided.Per SundanceTV, the Season 2 synopsis reads:“State of the Union” cleverly explores relationships and the human experience.

In this season, liberal campaigning Ellen (Clarkson) drags her traditional, self-made husband Scott (Gleeson) out of his comfort zone and into a hipster Connecticut coffee shop, where they have 10 minutes before their marriage counseling session to drink a coffee, gather their thoughts, and argue about everything from Quakerism to pronouns.

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