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The Apple TV+ comedy series “The Big Door Prize” that stars Chris O’Dowd has been renewed for a second season.
The ten-episode series debuted worldwide for Apple TV+ on March 29. Apple will release one new episode every following Wednesday through May 17.
The company announced a season two renewal for the series, which is already a hit with critics. It has been hailed as “thought-provoking,” “hilarious,” and “one of the best comedy debuts in years.”
Based on M.O. Walsh’s novel of the same name, “The Big Door Prize” tells the story of a small town forever altered by the appearance of a strange machine in the general store, which promises to reveal each resident’s full life potential.
Dusty Hubbard (O’Dowd), a high school teacher, observes his fellow residents use the device to reassess their goals and choices in life while maintaining his skepticism. But the machine’s printouts make his wife Cass (Gabrielle Dennis) realize that perhaps she could have a better life.
The series also stars Ally Maki, Josh Segarra, Damon Gupton, Crystal Fox, Djouliet Amara, and Sammy Fourlas.
Skydance Television and CJ ENM/Studio Dragon are producing “The Big Door Prize,” creator David West Read also serves as showrunner and executive producer.
David Ellison and Dana Goldberg serve as executive producers for Skydance Television, while Miky Lee, Young Kyu Kim, and Hyun Park executive produce for CJ ENM/Studio Dragon with Bill Bost and Sarah Walker.
Anu Valia, Molly McGlynn, Todd Biermann, Jenee LaMarque, and Declan Lowney are directing the series for season one.