Hazel returns to the Hub but finds a new ally in Season 2 of 'Made for Love.'
The second season of HBO Max's adaptation of Made for Love will debut April 28 with the first two episodes, followed by two episodes every Thursday up to and including its finale on May 19.
Based on the 2017 novel by Alissa Nutting, the comedy explores love, divorce, and technological trappings. The first season followed Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti), after she escaped a suffocating marriage to and isolated lifestyle with Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen). Byron is smart and rich, but he is controlling, and he implanted a monitoring device in Hazel without her knowledge. This device, which he invented, is a "Made for Love" chip so he can get to know her better through "emotional data."
"Husband of the year," Hazel says in a new trailer for Season 2, which you can watch below.
With Hazel on the run from him in the first season, she ended up reconnecting with her father (played by Ray Romano). Now, in Season 2, she wants to save his life (he has been diagnosed with cancer), so she agrees to return to Byron's house. He promises her it will only take 12 weeks, but she has to take a "more active role in the Hub," as well as to deny allegations about the chip as part of their agreement. Once there, though, they both become ensnared by new (and dangerous) technology, but she confides her truth in a new ally, so it's not completely bleak.
Made for Love also stars Dan Bakkendahl, Noma Dumezweni, Caleb Foote, and Sarunas J. Jackson. The show is executive produced by showrunners Christina Lee and Nutting, Patrick Somerville, Dean Bakopoulos, Liza Chasin, Daisy Mayer, and SJ Clarkson. Christina Lee, season one showrunner, is joined by Alissa Nutting to showrun season two. The show hails from Paramount Television.
Season 1 of Made for Love earned a 68 Metascore from critics. The Season 2 review embargo has not yet lifted.