The second season of “The Carmichael Show” ended on Sunday night, and it did so with an episode that was stuffed full of humor, but also important discussions. For one, the show tackled in a big way the Presidential race, courtesy of Joe’s shocking feelings towards Donald Trump. In the midst of that you could say that Jerrod and Maxine’s engagement was a little overshadowed, but it was still there and important.
As a matter of fact, this could lay the groundwork for the third season and what it will be. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Carmichael himself noted some of the themes and subjects he was interested in exploring on his show moving forward:
“It’s mostly relationship stuff. As far as anything that may be topical, look, if something comes up and we’re having conversations about, we’ll obviously dive in, but really it’s just mostly relationships and leaning into my relationship with my parents and unresolved things. I’m at a place in my life where you start reflecting a lot on your childhood and you reflect on the things that contributed to you becoming who you are. So wanting to explore character in as real of a way as possible, and I know that seems very general, but it really is the intention to have these really rich conversations and rich moments and hopefully a couple realizations through the characters throughout the season.”
Of course, it would have been hard to Carmichael to project some of what he had planned for the Trump or Bill Cosby episodes far in advance, mostly because those stories developed so much over time; therefore, we do think that to go along with this relationship focus some other issues will rise to the surface; it’s a very organic way of doing things, and therefore it’s something we wish some other writers explored more.
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