“We already know the forthcoming sophomore season of Aziz Ansari’s Peabody-winning Netflix series Master of None will most likely take place in Italy, but what else can we expect? According to Ansari, who recently sat down with Scandal star Kerry Washington for a Variety-hosted discussion on diversity, fans of the series should expect an even stronger pushback against the pervasive whiteness of the entertainment industry.
“Our show, it’s an Indian guy, Asian guy, so there’s going to be more Indian people, Asian people,” Ansari said. “We have a diverse group of friends and we didn’t even really think about it when we were making the show that ‘oh, this is diverse.’ We were just like ‘this feels real.'” But for Master of None‘s second round of truth-laced comedy, Ansari is taking a more determined approach.
“One thing I’ve thought about in going from season 1 to season 2 is now we’re in a position to help other people,” Ansari said. “In season 2 I’ve been like I gotta find—I gotta do just even more—and find even more actors of color and writers of color….”