Netflix’s brutally honest cartoon regarding puberty, Big Mouth, is coming back for a second season. We don’t have long to wait, as they’ve just dropped the trailer and the release date.
The wording reads: “There’s no escaping your hormones.
“Season 2 of Big Mouth drops October 5.”
In case you haven’t watched it before, here’s a quick description: “Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals “.
The series follows 7th grade best friends Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman as they navigate their way through puberty, masturbation, and sexual arousal. Acting as sex-based shoulder angels are the hormone monsters; Maurice (who pesters Andrew and occasionally Nick and Jay, and strongly resembles Pan), and Connie (who pesters Jessi and occasionally Missy). Throughout the series, the kids interact with people and objects who are personified in one way or another and offer helpful, albeit confusing, advice in their puberty-filled lives including the ghost of Duke Ellington, a French accented Statue of Liberty, a pillow capable of getting pregnant, and even Jessi’s own vagina.
It was created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy), Jennifer Flackett (Beverly Hills, 90210) and Mark Levin (The Wonder Years).
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 100% based on 18 reviews, with the critical consensus reading: “Big Mouth’s simplistic animation and scatological humor belie its finely sketched characters and smart, empathetic approach to the messiness of adolescence.”
At Metacritic, the show currently holds a rating of 80 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Some have described the show as seriously under-rated. So if you fancy catching up before the next season, all 10 episodes of the first series are on Netflix now.