‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Earns a Second Season from HBO

Random Acts of Flyness
A scene from ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ (Photo by Seher Sikander / HBO)

HBO has officially confirmed they’ve renewed Random Acts of Flyness for a second season. Season one of the series created by artist Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) currently stands at 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

“We couldn’t be happier with the response to Random Acts of Flyness – it’s struck such a powerful chord with our viewers,” stated Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “We’re thrilled to bring Terence and his team back for a second season of this provocative, remarkable series.”

The half-hour show premiered on August 3, 2018 and airs on Fridays at midnight. Season one is made up of six episodes. HBO did not confirm how many episodes will be in season two or when we can expect the second season to premiere.

Terence Nance wrote and directed the first season and serves as an executive producer. Tamir Muhammad, Jamund Washington, Kishori Rajan, Kelley Robins Hicks, Chanelle Aponte Pearson, Ravi Nandan and John Hodges also executive produce. Additional season one writers include Frances Bodomo, Mariama Diallo, Shaka King, Darius Clark Monroe, Nelson Nance, Terence Nance, Naima Ramos-Chapman, and Jamund Washington.

Random Acts of Flyness first season directors are Frances Bodomo, Mariama Diallo, Shaka King, Darius Clark Monroe, Terence Nance, Naima Ramos-Chapman and Jamund Washington.

The Plot: The show explores evergreen cultural idioms such as patriarchy, white supremacy and sensuality from a new, thought-provoking perspective. A fluid, stream-of-consciousness response to the contemporary American mediascape, Random Acts of Flyness features a handful of interconnected vignettes in each episode, showcasing an ensemble cast of emerging and established talent.

The show is a mix of vérité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation. Nance and his collaborators weave together such themes as ancestral trauma, history, death, the singularity, romance and more, creating a television show like nothing seen before.