Michael Cusack Yolo The series has a long history. The Australian adventures of party girls Rachel and Sarah originally began as a pair of web shorts, then hit television in the form of YOLO: Crystal Fantasy. The Adult Swim short series introduced Cusack’s humor to a wide audience, where it was a moderate critical success. After the success of his other series, Smiling friendsthe second season of Yolo It will eventually be developed and broadcast in early 2023. As of March 5, YOLO: Silver Destiny has ended its televised run.
Silver Destiny We brought the same unmixed Australian humor that we’ve come to tie into Cusack’s work. However, at the same time, it introduced a host of significant changes to the spin-off series. Apart from adopting a more serialized format and smoother animations, we have seen the cast of the show get more depth when tackling real relationship issues. So, while we’re still far away from announcing a third season, we’d like to ask: What can we expect from a possible third season? Yolo?
Back to the episodic format
Arguably the most important change YOLO: Silver Destiny To the table is to adopt a sequential storytelling style. While the first season of Yolo Experimenting with the idea briefly by building a great two-part finale, Season 2 chose to tell a bigger story right from the start.
Starting with a typical night of partying for Sarah and Rachel, the two find themselves at odds with each other after they are shown a vision of their future selves. In an effort to find some happiness and improve her life, Sarah decides to start a garden that gradually includes more of her time and effort throughout the season. Conversely, Rachel sees herself portrayed as a sword-wielding empress, and warned that her ways would eventually lead to occult destruction. Rather than deviate from this path, Rachel sees Sarah’s hobby as a way to distance the duo from each other. Her toxicity eventually split the duo in half, leading us to wonder how they could get back together. It’s a story that gradually builds on itself in eleven-minute increments before jumping into a giant forty-five-minute finale. To sum it up succinctly, the duo find themselves growing romantically and reunite over a family dinner of fish and chips, courtesy of Pelekeen Mischief Maker.
But the finale also wrapped up a season-long storyline about Lucas. Originally a joke character who embodied the “nice cyber guy” trope, Lucas was at the center of a storyline involving the creation of a love potion. His obsession with Sarah and his false intellectual personality presented him as a third-rate adversary, culminating in a long journey through experiments to finish his potion. While the trials will result in the deaths of other people like himself, he finds himself surviving due to a growing realization of how he appears to others. During the reunion, he realizes that forcing someone to fall in love by manipulating their interests is absurd, as well as apologizing for how he might have come of it before. It’s a satisfying and definitive end to the series, should the third season fail to air.
However, don’t expect the sequel to be a staple of the series going forward. Kozak said the following about the difficulties of implementing the sequence in an interview with ComingSoon:
“It was really … It’s more challenging, sure. It had its parts where it’s more rewarding as well, but I think now, I’m a little serialized. I’d say to these people before, if we do another season — if we’re lucky enough — I feel like it’s probably going to be less serialized than this season. I love doing that, and I think it’s really fun, but there’s also something really fun about pure episodic stuff where you can really jump in at any time and it’s such an isolated story.”
It’s safe to assume that the next season may return to the antics of the first season, choosing to tell more isolated adventures rather than tying them together through an overarching narrative.
More adventures with Sarah and Rachel
Silver DestinyIn many ways, it seemed like a logical development for the animated series. Animations are noticeably smoother with more detailed environments and expressions. The episode “A Chair in the City” was a highlight for many, as it merged two incredibly different styles into a long dream that highlighted the growing gap between Sarah and Rachel. Furthermore, the series has introduced more multiple live-action segments which add more to the visual diversity for which the series has become known. You might spot Michael Cusack himself if you have a keen eye. Season 2 significantly improved on the nerdy first season of Spades, which leads us to believe that season 3 will only improve things even more.
Based on Cusack’s desire to turn the series into a trilogy, season 3 will hopefully take time to see Sarah and Rachel become independent adults. The series has been increasingly flirting with this idea throughout its run, and turning Lucas into a more well-rounded individual would make for the perfect send-off for our favorite Aussie girls. While a third season has yet to be announced, Cusack certainly wouldn’t hurt to work. You can find more of Cusack’s creations in his Hulu series koala man f The second season of Smiling friends.