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Apr 12, 2001

Apple TV+ today announced that the second season of its acclaimed British comedy series "Trying" will debut worldwide on May 14, with new episodes added weekly. The series has also been renewed for a third season.


Starring Esther Smith and Rafe Spall, Apple describes "Trying" as a comedy series about growing up, settling down, and finding someone to love. In the eight-episode second season of "Trying," Apple says couple Nikki (played by Smith) and Jason (played by Spall) continue to navigate the child adoption process.

Having been approved by the adoption panel, they now find that matching with a child is not as straightforward as they had hoped. It seems like children are being snapped up by other couples while somehow they're being left behind. Helped by their eccentric social worker Penny (Imelda Staunton), they are determined to do everything they can. When Nikki meets a little girl called Princess at an adoption event, she knows instantly that this is the child for them. But there are obstacles to Nikki's plan that may prove insurmountable.
"Trying" is created, written, and executive produced by Andy Wolton. The series is produced by BBC Studios.

Article Link: Apple TV+ Renews British Comedy Series 'Trying' for Third Season
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macrumors 68020
Mar 3, 2004
UK, Europe
I agree with @Cookie18 and @dmylrea ! It's a really nice TV prog. Would recommend giving a few episodes a go.

It's great Apple've produced some UK shows. Hopefully more are on the way as they give a good variation to the (also excellent) US based content.

One aspect that's good about Trying - and Ted Lasso - is that the really obvious cultural stereotypes are minimised in favour of something with a bit more depth.
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Doctor Q

Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
The first season wasn't hilarious, but it was amusing enough to watch. I don't know much about the practical problems of the adoption process, but if the protagonists find that "matching with a child is not as straightforward as they had hoped," maybe they should just shop for one at, and have it delivered by drone. (Then again, perhaps I'm not a good comedy writer, and the show's writers know better.)


macrumors member
Feb 15, 2019
I've been looking forward to Season 2! The show's subject matter felt quite relatable for many couples out there, but still a good story to follow for others without the same problems. The characters are well written and the comedy very approachable....loved it!


macrumors 6502
Jul 25, 2016
I really wanted to enjoy it because they are in my favorite episode of Black Mirror, although she has a tiny part in it.

I know this show is nothing like Black Mirror, but to me it’s like they are 12 year olds who are now adults. Some of the things they didn’t seem to grasp about kids and life in general seemed a little too hard for me to believe, especially coming from these two actors who I like.

But, I’ll still be watching through the end, hopefully it gets better.
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