A trailer for the new season of “This Way Up,” a Hulu/Channel 4 drama about a woman rebuilding her life after a nervous breakdown, has arrived. The last time we saw our protagonist Ayn (writer and creator of EP Aisling Bea), she was starting therapy and on the brink of a new relationship. In season two, she’s juggling new business opportunities, complicated romances, and “lots of secrets.” Her sister, Shauna (Sharon Horgan, who also produces and executive), also deals with her own secrets.
Aine, who teaches English as a second language, is considering starting her own teaching organization with her boss – but remains (mostly) quiet about it until they have a concrete plan. “Eye, that’s huge,” Shauna says at once, “it might as well very Big.”
Additionally, Ayn officially meets Richard (Tobias Menzies), the father of her student Etienne (Dorian Grover) – so she confuses personal and professional, which Shauna quickly points out as Best Moves.” Ayn and Richard mostly keep their relationship to themselves, hiding it privately from Etienne.
Meanwhile, Shauna is planning her wedding to her longtime boyfriend Fish (Asif Mandvi) and at the same time reconciles with her attraction to classmate Charlotte (Indira Varma).
It’s a lot, and it seems only a matter of time before tensions escalate. “We’re all here trying, right,” Ayne notes in the trailer, “and sometimes what you want to do is scream.”
Bea won a BAFTA Television Craft Award for Breakthrough Talent for the first season of This Way Up’s. “Contest” and “Live With Yourself” are among her other credits. She and Horgan previously collaborated on the movie “Dead Boss”.
Horgan’s most recent acting career includes “Military Wives,” “How to Build a Girl,” and “Disappointment.” She has written and created series including “Pulling”, “Women on the Verge”, “Divorce” and “Catastrophe”. She got an Emmy nod for writing about the latter. Horgan directed an episode of “Modern Love,” an Amazon anthology based on the New York Times column of the same name. that The American version of her show “Motherland” He works at Lionsgate.
This Way Up returns to Hulu on July 9.