WORK IN PROGRESS

Outstanding Comedy Series

 

The new season finds Abby, a 40-something-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke, in the wake of a breakup. She begrudgingly accepts the realization that she’s too busy to kill herself, and in fact she’s just starting to get her head above water…when a global pandemic converges with a family emergency and forces Abby into uncharted territory.

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Comedy Series

Executive Producers: Abby McEnany, Lilly Wachowski, Lawrence Mattis, Josh Adler, Ashley Berns, Tony Hernandez, Julia Sweeney.
Supervising Producer: Jacqueline “JJ” Ingram. Producer: John Skidmore, Blythe Haaga.
Consulting Producer: Samantha Irby

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Directed by: Thembi Banks, Kris Rey, Mickey R. Mahoney, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Written by: Abby McEnany, Lilly Wachowski, Amanda Blake Davis, Brendan Dowling, Samantha Irby, Kate James, Sarah Halley Corey, Tien Tran

Outstanding Cinematography for a Comedy Series

Director of Photography: Michael Ognisanti

Outstanding Editing for a Comedy Series

Edited by: Bettina Zachariah Treviranus, Mike Berg, Kat Thomas,

Outstanding Score

Music by: Ethan Stoller

Outstanding Production Design

Production Designer: Arifa Chand. Art Director: Patrick McGee. Set Decorator: Emily Carter

Outstanding Costume Design

Costume Designer: Kate Grube

Outstanding Sound Mixing

Re-Recording Mixer: John Wong

Outstanding Sound Editing

Supervising Sound Editor: John Wong. Sound Editor: Kendall Barron

Outstanding Makeup

Make-Up Department Head: Nikki Greene. Key Make-Up: Justine Losoya

Outstanding Hair Styling

Hair Department Head: Rukey Styles Key Hair: Eadra Brown

Episodes

S2 E1 | “Life Got in the Way “

As Abby settles into a routine with a new roommate, she embarks on a fraught quest to find a new therapist – ideally, one she doesn’t hate. All out of almonds and hanging on by a thread, Abby blusters her way through a shrinking list while doing her best just to make it to tomorrow. Season premiere.

 

 

S2 E2 | “Everything’s Fine, Everything’s Okay”

When a crisis in Abby’s apartment threatens her most prized possessions, a cascade of buried memories takes her back to where her mental health journey began. Abby reflects on the rollercoaster of her childhood, looking back to see if she can finally find a way to move forward.

 

 

S2 E3 | “Two Queens on Two Queens”

Abby and her new roommate Campbell provide moral support for each other as they power through a full day of supposedly-fun-but-ultimately-stressful family gatherings. The only way out is through and the only thing keeping them going is the shimmering promise of Two Queens on Two Queens. They deserve it.

 

 

S2 E4 | “Apologies and Their Fluctuating Nature “

Haunted by her “crime against the entire queer community,” Abby sets out on a pilgrimage of healing that definitely might work. Overwhelmed by guilt and shame? Don’t worry, there’s a crystal for that. Temporarily armed with her new age attitude, Abby ventures out of her comfort zone and makes a bold decision.

 

 

S2 E5 | “Take Your Child to Work Day”

A catastrophe at work gives Abby a chance to rise to the occasion in front of her visiting nephew, Matty. Later, the two of them share a rare moment of peace and calm before sleep. It’s been a rough couple of months, but life is finally starting to return to normal…right?

 

 

S2 E6 | “Eleanor Roosevelt”

Abby and Campbell attempt to live their best lockdown lives despite the constant stream of bad news that somehow keeps getting worse. The growing calendar of canceled events causes Abby and Campbell to mourn the loss of queer community and reminisce about the messy (and germy!) days of yore. Life is predictably unpredictable.

 

 

S2 E7 | “Oh Say Can You See “

All Abby and her family can do now is wait at her father’s house. As they all turn to the important task of ordering delivery, watching massive amounts of TV, and avoiding the giant looming question mark hovering above everything, Abby’s reality starts to blur. It’s a matter of life and death again, but this time it isn’t her neck on the line.

 

 

S2 E8 | “FTP”

With the world on fire, Abby is forced to reckon with the history of racism, police violence and grief and her complicity in it. Tasked with writing her company’s “Black Lives Matter solidarity statement,” an exhausted Abby drifts in and out of the kind of nightmares that don’t necessarily stop when you wake up. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.