Amy Schumer is returning to her roots.
On October 20, the touring manga will revive her beloved sketch series, Inside Amy Schumer, for the fifth season on streamer Paramount+. The long-awaited season will consist of five episodes, with the first two coming on premiere date and the remaining three coming out weekly.
In a note posted to her social media feed Tuesday, Schumer, who is currently on the “Whore Tour” and gearing up for the second season of Life & Beth for Hulu, noting that she’s bringing the show back to “burn up any remaining bridges,” adding, “it’s better than ever — well, not as good as season three, but it’s over. .”
It’s Schumer, the creator, writer, director, producer, and regular face, who famously helped the Emmy and Peabody award-winning series, which aired on Comedy Central from 2013 to 2016 Although the series was renewed for a fifth season, she revealed on Twitter in 2016 that she “won’t be doing the show anymore.”
The latter came amid growing controversy surrounding then-writer Kurt Metzger’s sexual assault comments, as well as Schumer’s hot scene with her film. Shipwreck, a major indie tour and a bestseller; She then explained that she was simply taking a break from the hit show for the “near future”. Reflecting on the decision earlier this year, Schumer said The Hollywood Reporter“With Trump as president, I was too depressed and didn’t feel like I had anything useful to say.”
Then, half a decade later, executives at Paramount launched their streaming service and reached out to the manga, hoping she’d be willing to resurrect the show. In Schumer’s retelling, she told them she felt ready, and then quickly recruited many members of the show’s original staff to join her. “Of course now, Trump might be back and we’re losing our rights, but I feel like I need it,” she added. “Because I have very specific things that I want to show and also [I want to] do something fun. “
Hopefully the upcoming season will keep the show’s feminist trends going, though there will also be plenty of “silly” humor with ideas of “deflated park” or “Bethenny’s Skinnygirl coffin” Frankel” is shown in the room. Also on offer: an opportunity for Schumer to point out hypocrisy – her own and others’ – and comment on what she calls “deeply racist and privileged and criminal white man’s fault” exists.
“The way it is going in the writing room, I hope they want to do more because it feels really good,” she said. CHEAP earlier this year, adding now, as it’s about to drop: “You won’t want to miss the show that will eventually get me permanently canceled.”