Will the miniseries based on Cheryl Strayed’s book be expanded further? Here is everything we know so far about
Tiny Beautiful Things Season 2.
Tiny Beautiful Things is an American television miniseries that is based on Cheryl Strayed’s book of the same name, which makes it an exciting miniseries to watch in recent times on Hulu. All eight episodes of the original series are now available to stream, which has gotten a fairly good reception.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 86% approval rating with an average rating of 7.6/10, based on 21 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Tiny Beautiful Things is littered with cumbersome narrative choices, but Kathryn Hahn’s soulful performance is one big plus that keeps this adaptation firmly compelling.”
Metacritic assigned a score of 78 out of 100 based on 11 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” Since the premiere, many viewers have been wondering whether the show will be renewed or canceled for future seasons. If you’re wondering the same thing, then you’ve come to the right place!
We’ve compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the current status of Tiny Beautiful Things Season 2.
Is Tiny Beautiful Things renewed for Season 2?
The series final episode, “Love,” was released a few hours ago, along with the other seven episodes, exclusively on Hulu. After completing the series, the first thought that comes to mind for viewers is that many major networks are attempting to expand the series as a franchise by creating fresh themes for the digital streaming platform, with two or more seasons already approved by the network.
Because of this growing demand from the viewers, it is valid for the reader to assume if this series will continue for another season or not. If you are thinking the same, then we’ll get straight to the point: Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Tiny Beautiful Things, which was developed as a limited series of Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, a book written by the American author Cheryl Strayed.
This series has most likely addressed all of the book’s topics by modifying the essays for live dramatization. At this time, all we can say is that, despite the positive early reviews, there are plenty of other stories out there that don’t require a second round of episodes. To put it mildly, there is a chance that viewer interest could wane, especially for a limited series, so it would be wise to avoid turning the project into a franchise.
As a result, the series is expected not to be renewed for a second season, as the tale of the show is restricted to the events of the book and cannot be expanded into something that does not adhere to the exact idea of the source material. Hence, it seems unlikely that the series has much left to offer in terms of more episodes. The finale episode seems like the perfect way to reach a satisfactory conclusion to the storyline, which the viewers are loving and have started binge-watching.
Tiny Beautiful Things: What is the series about?
The series is based on the best-selling collection by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is about a woman – Clare (KATHRYN HAHN) – who becomes a revered advice columnist when her own life is falling apart. When we first meet Clare, her marriage to her husband Danny is on its last leg. Her daughter, Rae, will barely talk to her.
And her once-promising writing career is non-existent. So when an old writing friend suggests she take over as the advice columnist for Dear Sugar, she thinks she’s the last person for the job. But after reluctantly agreeing, she realizes that she might just be completely qualified.
As the letter writers force Clare to revisit her most pivotal moments – the death of her mother, the fallout with her brother, and even some awful sex in the back office of a funeral home – she excavates the beauty, struggle, and humor in her own life to show us that we are not beyond rescue, that it’s our stories that can ultimately save us. And maybe even bring us back home.
The main cast members of the first season include Kathryn Hahn as Clare, Sarah Pidgeon as younger Clare, Quentin Plair as Danny, Tanzyn Crawford as Rae, and Merritt Wever as Frankie. The series has been adapted by Liz Tigelaar and produced by Best Day Ever Productions, Simpson Street, Hello Sunshine, and ABC Signature.
In order to get a glimpse of the story, we have listed down the official episode guide for the viewers to get an in-depth idea of the series and how to follow up with the storyline:
Episode 1: Pilot: Clare’s husband, Danny, has kicked her out of their home for giving her brother Lucas their daughter Rae’s college fund; but an old friend needs someone to take on his advice column Dear Sugar, and it might be what Clare needs.
Episode 2: Yours, Sugar: Clare grapples with whether or not she wants to become Sugar as she reels from trouble at work and with Rae; in the past, young Clare and young Lucas must confront their grief at Frankie’s funeral.
Episode 3: The Ghost Ship: Danny and Clare try to untangle their relationship and Rae’s threesome, as Clare considers her path not taken; in the past, young Clare finds out she was pregnant with Rae.
Episode 4: Under the Stars: As Clare deals with her Tik-Tok-famous Montana confrontation and Rae’s recent partying, she’s haunted by a letter writer who desperately needs Sugar’s advice; in the past, young Clare learns of Frankie’s diagnosis and desperately tries to save her.
Episode 5: The Nose: A furious Rae tells Clare and Danny that she doesn’t want to go back to her school; Clare remembers her college experience with Frankie and why she never got her degree.
Episode 6: Broken Things: Danny and Clare take a good look at their sex life as a letter writer writes about her boyfriend’s secret shame; Rae grapples with letting Montana back into her life as she realizes she might have the upper hand.
Episode 7: Go: Clare and Amy attend a writer’s retreat, but when Amy gets great news, Clare can’t help but question if her sacrifices for her family have been holding her back; as she remembers her first marriage to Jess, she wonders if she should stay or go.
Episode 8. Love: Fresh off shocking news from Danny, Rae reveals who really dropped off the missing money, causing Clare to bring Rae along on a road trip to Clare’s childhood home; in the past, Clare rushes to get Lucas to the hospital for Frankie’s last days.
The series is available to stream on Hulu and it also premiered on Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in international territories and the United Kingdom on the same day. In addition to this, the series is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar in India on April 9, 2023. So, it is time for you to renew the membership plans and start streaming the show if you haven’t already. In the meantime, take a look at the official trailer below:
Catch up on all the episodes of Tiny Beautiful Things and let us know what your thoughts are on this series.