How To With John Wilson was one of the crucial surprising, fantastic exhibits of 2020, an unbelievable portal into life in New York Metropolis within the rapid pre-COVID period that got here on the tail finish of a really lengthy yr.
It was a testomony to the eager eye and unrelenting curiosity of documentary filmmaker John Wilson, who serves as author, director, cameraman, producer, and narrator, that he and his group (which incorporates Nathan Fielder and Michael Koman) have been capable of weave tons of of hours of random footage taken (largely) on the streets of NYC and twist them into compelling narratives with emotional beats. He was known as the “David Attenborough of New York City,” an city anthropologist with a depraved humorousness who might discover the poetry in every bit of scaffolding and each, uh, foreskin activist.
On the finish of the primary season, the pandemic hit Wilson and his beloved landlord as onerous because it did the remainder of us. The new season picks up with what occurred subsequent within the metropolis as COVID rapidly unfold, tackling topics together with an actual property alternative, the “overwhelming and mysterious world of wine,” the complicated dance of road parking, battery disposal, and extra.
In addition to Wilson and Koman, the writers this season embody Alice Gregory, beloved native madman Conner O’Malley, and Susan freakin’ Orlean.
The second season premieres on HBO on November twenty sixth—try the trailer for the brand new season beneath.