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Living With Yourself Season 2 - What We Know So Far

No other series can boast having double the Paul Rudd like Netflix's eight-episode comedy Living with Yourself. Charismatic as ever, Rudd delighted critics and audiences alike with his two-timing performance as down-in-the-dumps Miles and his clone, high-on-life New Miles.

It's a strange spa treatment that clones Miles in the midst of his existential crisis, forcing him to face what it means to, well, live with himself. His clone has his memories and body, but he's a happier, perkier version of Miles who seems to simply be better at living. Alongside their wife Kate (Aisling Bea), the series turns the uncomfortable prospect of facing your flaws into an emotionally grounded comedy.

2019's season 1 ended with Kate announcing her pregnancy and uncertainty over which Miles is the father. In a group hug, the three of them celebrate the exciting news, while also realizing that this is a truly strange situation. They're wondering, "Where do we go from here?" and so are the fans. Here's everything we know about season 2.

When will Living with Yourself season 2 release?

Netflix has yet to say yay or nay on a second season of Living with Yourself. The series was always written to be a satisfying single season, as creator Timothy Greenberg told The Hollywood Reporter: "Paul had never done TV before. He was very leery of getting into some open-ended thing and playing a character forever." However, Greenberg added that this doesn't mean a second season is off the table.

With an A-list star at its center twice over, it's possible that Living With Yourself's renewal depends on Rudd's interest in coming back for a second season. It's a lot of work to play multiple characters on the same TV show, and he may be tied up with the third Ant-Man movie and another foray into television with the upcoming The Shrink Next Door. To THR, Rudd said about doing a second season, "I only have so much bandwidth — as do we all!" He didn't shoot it down, but he didn't confirm it either, saying, "I thought it was a poetic stroke to make this the last moment of the season of the show."

Who will be in Living with Yourself season 2?

Of course, a second season of Living with Yourself would need Paul Rudd to return, times two. As the charming center of the series, it wouldn't be the same without him. Plus, considering that Kate just announced her pregnancy and the tentative ending with a three-way relationship, the second season would bring Aisling Bea back. However, on top of those two, it's easy to imagine that there would be a couple additions to the main cast. Timothy Greenberg hinted at this in an interview with Variety.

While musing on a second season, he said, "I imagine things happening in very different countries, in different time periods — things happening that really are connected to our central story but that you couldn't possibly imagine now." It's vague as ever, but it sounds like the potential for more clones. If Miles survived the cloning process, maybe someone else did, too? Greenberg mentioned exploring the show's wider universe to THR: "There's more to be done if everyone involved in the world cares to see more. If there's a desire for more of these characters and this universe." So, Rudd and Bea would need to be on board, but there's the potential for new characters to join the double trouble.

What is the plot of Living with Yourself season 2?

If Netflix does renew Living with Yourself, fans can rest easy knowing that Timothy Greenberg has plenty of ideas for it. To THR, he said season 1 almost ended with a dark cliffhanger about someone other than the main characters, but that was scrapped in favor of a satisfying ending centered on the heart of the show. However, he said, "Part of me still wants that really dark turn at the end where we see something else that happened. If we do a second season, I could always stick that onto the beginning. I have, like, six ideas for how I could open a second season."

Beyond the potential for exploring the darker aspects of cloning, a second season would also continue to unravel the titular theme. "I feel like we've barely scratched the surface in terms of, 'What does living with yourself mean?'" Greenberg said. He noted that the immediate problem of the two Miles is solved, so the series would have to evolve past that.

As one of Paul Rudd's best on-screen performances, Living with Yourself is already a satisfying treat built out of a wacky but relatable midlife crisis, and a second season could be just as good. For now, however, we'll have to wait and see what fate awaits the series.