Shrill, an American comedy television series, is based on Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. It premiered on Hulu on March 15, 2019. Aidy Bryant, Alexandra Rushfield, and Lindy West have developed the series. Bryant can be seen in the lead role. After a great first season, it was renewed for season2 in January 2020. Then again, in March, it was renewed for its third season that consisted of eight seasons. Later on, the third season was confirmed to be the finale season. It premiered on May 7, 2021.
The Plot of Shrill and Why Should You Watch it
Annie! Yes, that’s our first reason. The way Aidy Bryant has played her role is just beyond words. You’re definitely going to fall in love with her. Shrill revolves around Annie and her evolution. At the beginning of the series, we see her as a timid and self-doubting girl who has been told her entire life that her weight is huge and she should reduce it in order to please people. The way Bryant captures Annie’s character is a beautiful journey.
Her best friend- Fran (played by Lolly Adefope), is just as strong as Annie. Their bond is quite deep, and they’re always there to cheer one another. Their friendship is literally a pleasure to watch. Shrill is a unique show as it shows a woman’s transformation without her undergoing a makeover. Annie is seen becoming more confident in her own skin. And man! Those costumes are a treat to the eyes.
Annie dates several men in these three seasons of the show. Some of them are great, and some aren’t. The best positive thing about the show is how it deals with the issues of body fat and acceptance with a little twist of humor. Indeed it is a completely balanced script with a lot of laughter.
Cast of Shrill
Actors like Aidy Bryant (Annie Easton), Lolly Adefope (Fran), Luka Jones (Ryan), John Cameron Mitchell (Gabe Parrish), Ian Owens (Amadi), and Patti Harrison (the receptionist) can be seen in the lead roles. There are some recurring roles as well that are played by Julia Sweeney (Vera Easton), Daniel Stern (Bill Easton), Jo Firestone (Maureen), Sean Tarjyoto (Angus), Scott Engdahl (Andy), Ileana Douglas (Sheila Branch), and Cameron Britton (Will Nolan). Fred Armisen (Bongo) was also seen as a guest appearance.
Number of Episodes in Shrill
The first season of the show came on March 15, 2019, and consisted of six episodes. It was followed by season 2 that came on January 24, 2020, and had eight episodes. Later on, season three came on May 7, 2021, with eight episodes. Sadly season 3 was the last season of the show.
Reception and Awards
The series received an overwhelming response and was nominated for many awards. Some of them are the Primetime Emmy Awards (2021), the NAACP Image Awards (2020), and the Casting Society of America Artios Awards (2020). We’re positive that it will win an Emmy this year.
Ratings of Shrill
Shrill has been rated 7.4/10 on IMDb. People have praised the series, and it is definitely a binge-worthy show. For more updates on upcoming shows and movies, stay tuned to our website.