New US drama I’m Dying Up Here has been renewed for season 2 by Showtime.
The series, produced by Jim Carrey, covers the struggles of stand-up comedians during the 1970s.
It stars Melissa Leo as Goldie, the owner of a Los Angeles comedy club with Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Al Madrigal, and RJ Cyler.
“It is gratifying that so many comedians tell us this series really nailed the comedy club experience,” Showtime’s president of programming Gary Levine said. “The talented ensemble of I’m Dying Up Here, led by the brilliant Melissa Leo, and an equally skilled creative team behind the scenes, tell stories that scale the heights of comedy and the depths of drama, often at the same time. Having heard their plans for season 2, I’m excited about the journeys these characters will take and the new ground the show will break.”
Season 2 will comprise another 10 episodes and is expected in 2018.
I’m Dying Up Here airs in Australia on Stan.