The dramedy stars Michaela Watkins and Tommy Dewey as two dysfunctional siblings. The cast also includes Tara Lynne Barr, Nyasha Hatendi, and Frances Conroy. Hulu has already renewed the show for a third season.
In the interview, Lehmann said the end of season two will liberate the characters in season three:
My idea is by the shared euthanizing of their father, they are left to move forward out of their past and it’s wide open. That’s what we were building toward, the idea that anything is possible and 30 years of sabotage are freed by the death.”
He added that season three will probably be more comedic:
You can’t have characters that are in stasis forever. I felt like it was time for them to really figure out the problems they have been avoiding for now 22 or 23 episodes. By the end of season two, when they are able to confront those problems and move forward, what that’s going to allow us to do in season three is play a little more for humor, to have a little less of the heavy emotionality since they’ve come to terms with a lot of their problems.”
Lehmann said that, ultimately, the two siblings will always be dependent on each other in some way:
I don’t know if the show will function with them purely independent of one another. In a relationship-based show, you want them to be happy on their own, but there’s also something that’s so gratifying when they’re doing well together. I don’t know exactly where the series will end up, but at the core of the show, that relationship has to remain intact. They can try to be independent, and they can certainly move forward, but they will never fully leave each other. Hopefully, by the end of this series, they either come to terms with that, or they do break away in a way that I’m not expecting yet. Time will tell, but so far it’s just so fun to see them together. I just love when they are in their world, and I don’t want to deprive the audience of that.”
Season three of Casual is slated to premiere in 2017.
What do you think? Do you watch Casual? How many more seasons do you think it should have?