Showtime renews Polyamory series for a second season
After months of waiting, and after months of vigorous efforts by producer/director Natalia Garcia to recruit additional cast, the Showtime cable channel has just announced that it's renewing last summer's Polyamory: Married and Dating reality docu-series for a second season. From Variety:
Showtime has renewed racy unscripted skeins "Gigolos" and "Polyamory" and will return the shows to its latenight lineup this year.
"Polyamory," which quietly entered the TV space but built buzz online after its debut [ahem! –Ed.], follows people in polyamorous relationships, though it is unclear if season two will feature the same couples featured in the first season. However, in the fall, one cast member used her blog to call for new polyamorous people to "join" the original cast in the "next chapter" of the show. (At the time of the blog post, the status of "Polyamory's" future had not been determined.)
Congratulations to Garcia for doggedly pursuing her vision of portraying, explaining, and humanizing polyamory to a wide audience. Whatever you think of the entertainment industry as a whole, her passion for doing this is genuine.
She writes, "I'm very excited to continue enlightening viewers on alternative love styles. We're still working on what Season 2 is going to look like and should know soon. And thanks to everyone who supported this project, especially you Alan."
Trailer from Season 1, Episode 1: