You’re the Worst is having a pretty good time. Recently, creator Stephen Falk spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about his breakout FXX comedy, the end of its second season, and the future of the series.
A dark romantic comedy, You’re the Worst stars Chris Geere and Aya Cash as Jimmy and Gretchen, two seemingly toxic people who fall for each other despite their deep cynicism.
Though the series doesn’t boast high ratings, it’s been praised for its realistic depiction of relationships and, most recently, clinical depression.
Creator Stephen Falk, on the end of season two:
The [depression] storyline will play itself out in a very satisfying way. I think a lot of people who watch feel pessimistic about Jimmy and Gretchen’s chances, and I acknowledge that. There certainly are hints that can be seen in the opening theme song lyrics [“gonna leave you anyway”]. I can’t say what they ending will be, but I think we’ll generate a lot of buzz from this season and we’ll see it all played out in hopefully surprising but inevitable ways.”
On a possible season three:
Just like last season, I’m optimistic, but feel like we’ve told a satisfying story, but I’d love to have more chapters. But Landgraf stated that he considers a show renewal from three different people who get a vote [executives, critics and viewers]. Hopefully we’ll get that vote. I’ve done my job, and the network is happy with the job I’ve done.”
What do you think? Do you watch You’re the Worst? How do you feel about season two? Do you want a season three?