After what felt like 5eva, the w8 is lastly over for the primary have a look at season two of Girls5eva, Peacock’s riotously humorous sequence about a lady group from the ’90s reuniting a long time later.
“Girls5eva are hoping to develop into two-hit wonders,” declares the trailer, which dropped on Tuesday. Starring Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, and Renée Elise Goldsberry because the titular band, Girls5eva season two sees the ladies making an attempt to leverage their quarter-hour of fame from the primary season right into a full-fledged profession comeback. Goldsberry’s Beyoncé-esque character dramatically units the stage, asserting, “We are formally in album mode.”
The present’s sophomore season seems to depend on the identical easy formulation that labored so nicely the primary time. The jokes largely hinge on the gag of those girls in their 40s making an attempt to navigate pop stardom in the Gen Z-dominated social media age and balancing their musical ambitions with motherhood and day jobs. They do a chaotic Instagram livestream for zero viewers. Summer, Philipps’ ditsy blonde sexpot, notes that she’s “v avail” since her daughter, Stevia (!!), by no means talks to her.
And then there are the songs, with music by Tina Fey’s husband, Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by sequence creator Meredith Scardino (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). The unique songs are arguably the perfect a part of the present, directly satirizing and paying homage to the bubblegum pop, not-so-subtly sexist hits of the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Take, for instance, the masterpiece that’s “Dream (*2*).” “We’re dream girlfriends ‘trigger our dads are useless so that you by no means have to meet them, and get requested why you left faculty,” the group sings. “Love watching stand-up, however not by girls. Runnin’ in pumps, by no means takin’ dumps, and my toes are a toddler size 4.” Then there’s Paula Pell’s hilarious line delivery when she, an overtly homosexual dentist in her fifties, pleads that she doesn’t need to have to sing “Daddy’s Hot Friend” anymore. The trailer for the upcoming season solely presents temporary glimpses of the brand new music, however there’s one snippet of a throwback music with a evident spelling error: “We don’t need no common Joe, so that you higher be rollin’ in some Doug.”
Girls5eva is government produced by Fey, Richmond, and Scardino, and it’s filled with traditional Fey-isms. Bareilles is actually doing a Liz Lemon impression because the group’s homebody straight-man character.
In addition to the core 4, season one forged members Ashley Park and Andrew Rannells pop up all through the trailer. Meanwhile, Heidi Gardner, Tim Meadows, Amber Ruffin, Grey Henson, and Mario Cantone are among the many contemporary faces showing in this new batch of episodes.
Season two of Girls5eva premieres on Peacock on May 5.