Fans of Portlandia season 7 will be happy to know that their long wait will soon be over. The hit comedy TV series will be returning on air a few days from now.
A report from Variety suggested that Portlandia season 7 might be having new characters, as several stars will be appearing as guests in the next part of the story. The report further claimed that Laurie Metcalf, Abbi Jacobson, Judy Greer, Rachel Dratch and The B-52s are some of the guests in the upcoming season.
Season 7 Cast Members Reprise Roles
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will be reprising their roles, while several actors will be returning as guests in the TV series. Kumail Nanjiani, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Steve Buscemi and Kyle MacLachlan are all returning in the show.
In the meantime, The Seattle Times gave a few spoilers for the show’s season 7. It even claimed that the upcoming episodes will be more sketch-driven than the rest of the seasons.
The lead stars of the comedy series, Armisen and Brownstein have reportedly directed a few episodes for the show. Armisen even revealed that he likes directing, but he thinks it feels more like work towards him compared to acting, as he can still goof around.
“You have to pay attention to more details,” Armisen stated in an interview.
Meanwhile, Brownstein shared that season 7 will be more like season two and three of the TV series. She and the rest of the crew followed a thematic through line, as they narrowed down the characters they wanted to write about, including bookstore female workers and activists.
In fact, the store that was once used as a location for the episodes of the show purportedly placed an “anti-Portlandia” sign on its store. The store owner reportedly thinks that the show portrays racism, transmisogyny, queer antagonism, gentrification and also the devaluation of feminist discourse.
“Their outrage was disproportionate and kind of outsized compared to the rest of the culture, and it seemed sort of outdated,” the actress said in an interview.
Portlandia season 7 will be returning on small screens at 10 p.m. on Thursday, January 5.
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