'The Other Two' Is Back in a Big Way for Season 3

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday March 16, 2023

Drew Tarver and Heléne Yorke in The Other Two (Photo: Greg Endries /HBO Max)
Drew Tarver and Heléne Yorke in The Other Two (Photo: Greg Endries /HBO Max)  

HBO's hit comedy "The Other Two" is back on May 4, and characters Brooke and Cary Dubek (played by Heléne Yorke and Drew Tarver) will be taking some "big swings" to step out from under their mother's shadow, played by Molly Shannon.

As reported by Vanity Fair, the show jumps three years into the future from last season.

He's joking. Instead, Kelly and Schneider wisely decided to jump three years into the future for season three. "We did just skip right the hell over that," Kelly says. "Please make sure you print that this is not, like, a COVID show. We are not all about COVID now."

"We are three years in the future, but all of our characters have been impacted in some way by what we've all gone through. And we just tried to explore different funny routes that that would take them," says creator, writer and executive producer Sarah Schneider, a former SNL head writer. She runs the show with Chris Kelly, another former SNL head writer.

In the show, Cary's acting career is taking off and Brooke is becoming manager for every other member of her family. But the problems keep coming for the family's dynamic.

"With the time jump, the family is years into being part of the public eye," Tarver tells Vanity Fair in a separate Zoom call with Yorke. "I feel like they've settled into their fame, or their notoriety, and the issues that they were dealing with have become more commonplace. There's maybe a deeper layer of, I guess, humiliation and sadness that comes along with that. The show continues to deliver in terms of the characters being humiliated—the 'other two' getting humiliated—in a very exciting, funny, new way."

Humiliation and hilarity are bound to ensue, but Kelly and Schneider are keeping most of the plot details under wraps because they reportedly haven't finished putting the episodes together.

"We are frantically editing right now," Kelly says. "They will be published a second before they're on air. It's very SNL. We asked for this."

Schneider adds, "This is definitely our most ambitious season so far. We just take a lot of big swings and try a lot of big premises, because we as writers don't want to be bored."

And there you have it. Will you be watching?