By: Taylor Gates
Pamela Adlon was “stunned” when she scored an Emmy nomination for her performance in “Better Things.” The FX comedy is close to her heart—not only did she co-create the show and loosely base it on her life, but she also acts, writes, directs, and executive produces the series.
“I cried for almost an hour straight when I heard,” Adlon told Deadline “I’ve been acting my whole life. I’ve always been bringing up the rear—like, the side character—just wanting to keep working, never part of the Big Boys Club. So this is unbelievable for me.”
Adlon recently revealed to Gold Derby the episode she chose to submit. “Future Fever,” the sixth episode of the program, centers around Adlon’s character Sam talking to eldest daughter Max (Mikey Madison) about her fear of growing up and about making it in the real world. The installment is a highlight of the series, seamlessly blending drama and comedy.
Though the second season doesn’t premiere until September 14th, FX has released four small teaser clips to tide fans over: Sam rejects a man at a bar, buys groceries, gets put on hold, and refuses to adopt a Syrian refugee. All in a day’s work.
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Which sneak peek is your favorite? What do you hope to see in season two? Tell us below in the comments!