‘Dave,’ the Lil Dicky-led FXX comedy, has proven itself to be the FX network’s breakout series.
Loosely based on the rapper/comedian’s life, the show’s first season – which featured high profile guest appearances from the likes of Justin Bieber, Young Thug, Trippie Redd, Kourtney Kardashian, and more – has racked up millions of views since its March 4 premiere. So much so, it’s surpassed the average episode views of its parent network’s former flagship comedy, ‘Atlanta.’
Now, execs at FX have announced fans can expect new chapters in ‘Dave’s story as it’s been renewed for a sophomore season.
“Fueled by strong digital viewing, FXX’s new comedy Dave has been a breakout. And now the series co-created by and starring Dave Burd has been renewed for a second season, which will premiere in 2021.
The recently concluded first season of Dave has officially become FX Networks’ most-watched comedy series ever with an average episodic audience of 5.32 million (and growing) total viewers to-date across linear, VOD and streaming. It eclipsed the previous FX record holder Atlanta, which averaged 5.2 million total viewers on all platforms in its first season.”
Speaking on the announcement, Lil Dicky (born Dave Burd), took to press to say:
“We set out to make something special and it’s so gratifying to see the response this show has gotten,” said Burd. “This was my first rodeo, so I’m super excited to take another crack at it now that I’ve got some experience making television. It really feels like the sky is the limit with this show. I look forward to raising the bar even higher next year.”