‘Woke’ Season 2 Release Date, How to Watch, and How Many Episodes

Hulu’s Woke has returned with a new season after nearly two years. How can you watch Woke Season 2, and how many episodes are included?

Lamorne Morris as Keef Knight and T. Murph as Clovis during an episode of 'Woke' Season 2
Lamorne Morris as Keef Knight and T. Murph as Clovis during ‘Woke’ Season 2 Episode 8 | Hulu

‘Woke’ Hulu Season 2 Release Date

Inspired by cartoonist and musician Keith Knight who created the comedy alongside Marshall Todd, season 1 of the favorable comedy premiered on Hulu in September 2020 and received a renewal a few months later in November.

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Hulu’s Woke Season 2 dropped Friday, April 8, 2022.

How to watch ‘Woke’ Season 2, and how many episodes are there?

Woke is available to watch on Hulu, with a subscription, and on Apple TV for $1.99.

The first and second seasons of the comedy consist of eight episodes each, all released on premiere day, bringing the total number of episodes in Woke to 16.

‘Woke’ Season 2 Hulu cast

After creating Toast & Butter, Black cartoonist Keef Knight finds himself approaching mainstream success. As he typically attempts to avoid controversial topics in his work, an incident with an antagonistic policeman changed his stance.

Disturbed by the experience, the cartoonist has realized he can interact with inanimate objects and has become more in tune with racism and microaggressions.

As a result, Keef has to navigate his relationships and a burgeoning career as a “woke” Black man. The cast is led by Lamorne Morris, who portrays the main character and cartoonist Keef, and stars Blake Anderson as his roommate, Gunther, T. Murph as Clovis, another roommate and friend, Rose McIver as another artist and Keef’s girlfriend, Adrienne, and Saturday Night Live’s Sasheer Zamata is featured as a Bay Arean reporter who called out the cartoonist.

Aimee Garcia joins the Woke Season 2 cast as Laura, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who offers money to Keef’s cause, as well as Miguel Pinzon, who portrays blunt artist Tommy, who caused the cartoonist to think critically about his activism stance. The intimate objects are voiced by familiar names, including J.B. Smoove, who speaks for the Marker, Nicole Byer and Eddie Griffin as 40 oz bottles, Cree Summer as Paper Bag, Tony Hale as Butter, Sam Richardson as Toast, Jack McBrayer as Sad Face, Cedric the Entertainer as Trash Can, and Keith David as Bible.

Is ‘Woke’ based on a true story?

Woke is inspired by cartoonist and musician Keith Edgar Knight Jr., 55, who became popular with his autobiographical weekly comic strips from the early ’90s, The K Chronicles.

It followed his daily life and featured his wife, German illustrator Kerstin Konietzka-Knight and their children, although he didn’t refer to them by name.

The comic became reasonably successful as it appeared in publications including Daily Kos and San Francisco Examiner and earned him the Harvey Kurtzman Award for Best Syndicated Comic Strip. He also created t(h)ink and The Knight Life, published heavily on African-American websites.

Knight is known for his humorous and relatable content while often including political and racial issues. After appearing in the hip-hop band The Marginal Prophets, Knight has become a public speaker and uses comic strip slideshows to discuss topics including racial illiteracy and police brutality. Woke is streaming on Hulu.

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