Hulu is ready to end summer with an awkward pubescent bang when the Pen15 animated special launches Friday, August 27 on the streamer. The newly debuted trailer shows us what happens to our heroines when boardwalk fun turns into a self esteem crisis.
Ep. 208, “Jacuzzi”: On vacation with Curtis, Anna and Maya are introduced to new crippling insecurities. The girls try to ignore them but a mystical turn makes their self doubt impossible to forget. The episode is written and directed by Anna Konkle, with animation by Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty, Anomalisa).
Pen15 is an R-rated “traumedy” set in middle school as it really happened in the year 2000. Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine play versions of themselves as thirteen year old outcasts, surrounded by actual thirteen year olds. In this world, seventh grade never ends and the pains of growing up are inevitable.
From the Awesomeness studio, “Pen15” is created, written and executive produced by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Sam Zvibleman. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Becky Sloviter of The Lonely Island, Marc Provissiero and Brooke Pobjoy from Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, and Debbie Liebling also serve as executive producers.