Freeform Renews “Single Drunk Female” for Season 2 and Orders “While You Were Breeding”

Freeform has renewed breakout comedy Single Drunk Female, starring Sofia Black D’Elia and Ally Sheedy, for a second season, while also ordering wanderlust dramedy While You Were Breeding, based on the memoir from Kristin Newman.

What’s Happening:

  • Called “hilarious” and a “fantastic new dramedy” by The Washington Post, Single Drunk Female has garnered critical acclaim throughout its run, with Variety noting the series “does something impressive…it finds the funny in recovery.”
  • The series follows 20-something alcoholic Samantha Fink, who after a public flame-out at a New York media company, is forced to seize the only chance she has to sober up and avoid jail time: moving back home with her overbearing mother, Carol. Back in Greater Boston, Samantha sets out on a path to move past her worst self and figure out her best self. Kinda.
  • Single Drunk Female stars Sofia Black-D’Elia, Ally Sheedy, Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington and Garrick Bernard.
  • The series comes from 20th Television and is created by Simone Finch (The Connors), who executive produces along with Jenni Konner (Girls), Daisy Gardner (The Goldbergs), Phil Traill (Good Girls), Nora Silver and Leslye Headland (Russian Doll).

  • While You Were Breeding follows Kacey, single for the first time in her 30s, as she escapes her fast-paced life in Los Angeles to see the world. From culture clash to vacation romances, this internationally set dramedy is a globetrotting journey of self-discovery that will inspire the wanderlust inside everyone.
  • The series is written by Kristin Newman (Only Murders in the Building) and based on her best-selling memoir of the same name. Newman also executive produces along with Susanna Fogel (The Flight Attendant) and Blair Breard (Scenes from a Marriage).
  • The pilot is directed by Becca Gleason (Summer ‘03).
  • The series stars Chelsea Frei (Dollface) as Kacey, whose discovery of the joys of solo travel causes her to eschew the marriage and kids route all of her friends have taken in their 30s. (Indeed, there is no one left to travel with her!) Kacey’s emotional journey starts with an epic trip with her fearless best friend from childhood, Sasha, played by Catherine Cohen (What We Do in The Shadows), a comedic force who owns every room she’s in. Alice Hunter (Another Period) is Hope, another of Kacey’s friends who is a former globetrotting wild child now happily working her face off, much to her party-boy husband’s dismay. And Kosha Patel (Girlboss) portrays Kacey’s friend Rikita, a salt-of-the-earth non-profit lawyer, happily married to her wife and pregnant with their first child.

What They’re Saying:

  • Freeform President Tara Duncan said: “I am thrilled to bring Single Drunk Female back for a second season. Jenni Konner, Simone Finch and Daisy Gardner created a series that struck a strong chord in such a sincere and authentic way. I cannot wait to see what they have in store for Sam as she continues on her journey to becoming her best self in season two. Our programming strategy is rooted in bringing fun and entertaining stories that reflect the high stakes and endless possibilities of new adulthood. As we continue to build our slate of captivating original series, While You Were Breeding delivers on that promise to our audience.”

Be sure to check out our recaps from Season 1 of Single Drunk Female.