The Good Place Season 2 comes to E4 this week
James R | On 28, May 2019
The Good Place Season 2 will be available to watch in the UK without Netflix this week, as the show continues to air on E4.
Channel 4 inked a deal with NBC for the rights to the show last year, and, while it doesn’t have the exclusive first-run rights, this does mark the first time the comedy will be available to watch on free-to-air TV on British soil. The fantasy series follows an ordinary woman who is wrongly sent to a pleasant afterlife and must hide in plain sight from its creator, who is unaware of his mistake, as she navigates her surroundings.
Kristen Bell stars as Eleanor, who dies and finds herself accidentally in The Good Place, where she absolutely doesn’t belong. She is joined by Ted Danson, who plays Michael, the architect in charge of her neighbourhood.
“Funny, smart and frequently surprising, The Good Place Season 1 is a heavenly watch,” we wrote in our review of the first season, which is available in full on Netflix UK.
We praised its second season for showing “no sign of playing it safe” and “never failing to surprise”.
The show has since had its third run, buoyed by huge acclaim and lots of love from an ardent fanbase – not least thanks to Jameela Jamil, who plays the scene-stealing Tahani Al-Jamil in the sitcom, alongside William Jackson Harper as Eleanor’s soulmate, Chidi, D’Arcy Carden as Janet, and Manny Jacinto as Jason.
Creator Mike Schur spoken during Season 3 about the show’s plans to wrap things up eventually.
“Obviously because of that DNA, where status quos get blown up so frequently, this is not a show that is destined to be on for nine years,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview. “It’s not a 200-episode, Friends kind of a deal. It’s not a hangout show. So yeah, we’ve given it a lot of thought, and we have a certain plan, which I think you’ll get the sense of in the fairly near future.”
With Channel 4 only just airing Season 2 now, though, the good news is you have loads of time to catch up with The Good Place, with or without Netflix. Season 2 premieres on E4 on Thursday 30th May at 9.30pm. Never seen the show? Read our spoiler-free review of Season 1 here.