Will there be a Younger season 8? Here’s what we know about a potential future season of Younger!
The seven year run of Younger, which premiered on TV Land in 2015, came to an end with the season 7 finale on June 10, 2021. With that, the book was seemingly closed on Liza Miller and the wonderful cast of colleagues, friends, and love interests that her world was filled with.
Luckily, there is already talk of continuing the Younger story. A spinoff starring Hilary Duff’s Kelsey Peters was in the works, but is now on hold due to the actress being tied to the How I Met Your Mother sequel. Also, Younger creator Darren Star spoke of a potential future movie with THR, saying “I think a movie could be a really fun special treat for all of us.” Star also created Sex and the City, which got not one, but two movies, so there could be a good reason to get your hopes up!
‘Younger’ season 8 release date
Unfortunately, there are currently no plans for a Younger season 8, but since the series finale left so many storylines open ended and there’s clearly a hunger for more, it’s safer to not rule anything out. Thankfully, the show was not abruptly cancelled. The creators decided to end it with the seventh season, giving its characters the closure they deserved.
Darren Star told TV Insider in September 2020 that they’d considered season 7 “as a possible last season for a while,” and “goodbye” posts from the cast on social media confirmed this soon after. Younger season 7 moved from the show’s usual home of TV Land to streaming on Paramount+.
Hypable will keep this page updated with any future news about Younger season 8 and its potential release date!
‘Younger’ season 8 wish list
After the Younger series finale, there is so much that we would like to see in season 8. For starters, we would love to actually see the reunion of Liza and Josh. While the show was a little ambiguous in the end with regards to these two, it seems clear that the intent was that Liza and Josh were endgame. At least for now. It would be great to see what their relationship looks like now, after they’ve both had so much growth and Josh even had a baby!
It would also be great to see Empirical under Liza’s rule, and how things work if and when Charles returns. Hopefully Charles finds success and happiness as a writer and never returns to stressing over Empirical’s sales, but either way, we’d like to see it. We’re guessing Empirical’s slate would look a lot different with Liza at the helm, and we’d love to get a taste of the fresh ideas that she brings to the company.
What we’d like to see the most, however, is some actual resolution for Diana, Maggie and Lauren. We missed Zane and Diana so much in Younger season 7, but with Zane becoming publisher of a rival company, we’ll save his resolution for the Kelsey Peters spinoff that we’re still holding out hope for, although it would be great to see him in a fun rivalry with Liza in Younger season 8.
Diana got some closure at the end of Younger season 6 with her wedding and subsequent extended honeymoon, but it seems important to see how she reacts to Liza’s promotion and to see how the two women work together in the future. Also, Maggie made a huge step forward in her love life in the series finale that felt way too sudden, and Lauren tried and failed to make a similar step. Both of these could be explored much further in Younger season 8.
‘Younger’ season 8 cast
One thing’s for sure, we would want all of the Younger cast members show up in season 8, especially those who missed out on season 7. Here’s who we’d want to see as the main cast in Younger season 8, and who we’d love to see return as a guest star.
Younger season 8 cast:
Sutton Foster as Liza Miller
Hilary Duff as Kelsey Peters
Debbie Mazar as Maggie Amato
Nico Tortorella as Josh
Miriam Shor as Diana Trout
Peter Hermann as Charles Brooks
Molly Bernard as Lauren Heller
Charles Michael Davis as Zane Anders
Guest stars we would like to see return:
Tessa Albertson as Caitlin Miller
Phoebe Dynevor as Clare
Michael Urie as Redmond
Chris Tardio as Enzo
Jennifer Westfeldt as Pauline
Janeane Garofolo as Cass Dekennesey
Kathy Najimi as Denise Heller
Josh Pais as Todd Heller
What’s next for the cast of ‘Younger’?
Many of the extremely talented Younger cast members have already picked their next project. As we mentioned previously, Hilary Duff has been cast as the lead as Sophie in Hulu’s How I Met Your Father, the sequel series to the beloved How I Met Your Mother. We don’t know much about this series yet, but Chris Lowell, who played Piz in Veronica Mars, has been cast alongside Duff.
Younger’s star, Sutton Foster, is returning to Broadway in February 2022 in The Music Man with Hugh Jackman! She is also releasing a book in October 2021 called Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life, which you can pre-order now! To round things out, she also joined the voice cast of the Netflix Ridley Jones animated series as Mama Jones.
Nico Tortorella, who plays Josh on Younger, will return for season 2 of The Walking Dead: World Beyond after starring in season 1 as Felix Carlucci. Peter Hermann, who we all loved as Charles, continues to reprise his role as Jack Boyle in Blue Bloods. He will also star as Joel Goldman in the film adaptation of 13: The Musical. Charles Michael Davis, who plays Zane, will continue to star in NCIS: New Orleans as Quentin Carter.
As for our beloved Diana, Miriam Shor, she’s starring in a film called Magic Hour as Harriet Peterson. Also, our Lauren, Molly Bernard, will be appearing in a film called Master.
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