US comedy series Awkward has been renewed for a second season by MTV and will premiere its first season in Australia next month.
The series, created by Lauren Iungerich, centres on 15-year-old social outcast Jenna Hamilton, who starts being noticed by all the students at her school after they misconstrue an accident as a suicide attempt.
Narrated in the first-person voice of Jenna’s blog posts, Awkward captures the humour within the struggles and experiences everyone can relate to from their formative years. The series picks up in the aftermath of the accident as she must deal with a new not-so-fun stigma, while at the same time managing the other daily drama that comes with being a teenager. From a secret relationship with a popular guy, to being undermined by a mean girl and parents who just don’t get it, Jenna’s misfortune will eventually serve as the catalyst for amazing change, but it’s not without some missteps and mishaps along the way.
Mondays 9:30pm from September 5 on MTV.