|Created by||Mia Lidofsky|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||17 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||12–27 minutes|
|Original network||Facebook Watch|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||September 4, 2017 –|
August 26, 2018
Strangers is an American comedy-drama series created by Mia Lidofsky that premiered on September 4, 2017 on Facebook Watch. The series stars Zoë Chao and Meredith Hagner and is executive produced by Lidofsky, Jesse Peretz, Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtletaub, M. Blair Brown, and Neena Beber.
The first season follows "Isobel, a young woman living in Los Angeles who rents out her extra room on Airbnb. She finds herself in need of extra cash after boyfriend moves out when she cheats on him with a woman. As she struggles to make sense of her shifting sexuality, an eccentric cast of characters rotate through her house, bringing both inconveniences and unexpected wisdom."
The second season follows Isobel as she "switches from host to renter when she moves across the country with her best friend, Cam. On the cusp of 30 and now living in NYC, it's Isobel's year to explore the many different paths to adulthood, starting with a new neighborhood each episode. As a woman living fully in the bi-sphere - bisexual, biracial, and now bi-coastal - Isobel is saying yes to life and asking the most difficult question: where do you belong when you’re in between everything?"
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||7||September 4, 2017||October 9, 2017|
|2||10||June 24, 2018||August 26, 2018|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Honeymooners"||Mia Lidofsky||Mia Lidofsky, Chad Hartigan, & Zoë Chao||September 4, 2017|
|2||2||"Tinder Hearts"||Mia Lidofsky||Mia Lidofsky & Jim Strouse||September 4, 2017|
|3||3||"Water Into Wine"||Mia Lidofsky & Celia Rowlson-Hall||Mia Lidofsky & Jim Strouse||September 11, 2017|
|4||4||"Couples Counseling"||Mia Lidofsky||Mia Lidofsky & Jim Strouse||September 18, 2017|
|5||5||"Hot Set"||Celia Rowlson-Hall||Mia Lidofsky & Jim Strouse||September 25, 2017|
|6||6||"Getaway"||Mia Lidofsky||Mia Lidofsky & Jim Strouse||October 2, 2017|
|7||7||"Homeless"||Mia Lidofsky||Mia Lidofsky & Jim Strouse||October 9, 2017|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|8||1||"The Big (Gr)apple"||Mia Lidofsky||Emma Fletcher||June 24, 2018|
|9||2||"Open Mari(age)"||Neena Beber & Mia Lidofsky||Mia Lidofsky||July 1, 2018|
|10||3||"Maskulinity"||Darnell Martin||Sonia Denis||July 8, 2018|
|11||4||"The Disappearance of Katia Romaine"||Celia Rowlson-Hall||Emma Fletcher||July 15, 2018|
|12||5||"Big Little Chill"||Celia Rowlson-Hall||Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen||July 22, 2018|
|13||6||"Smash the Plate-triarchy"||Jesse Peretz||Jenny Zhang||July 29, 2018|
|14||7||"West Side Highway"||Mia Lidofsky||Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen||August 5, 2018|
|15||8||"First Skate"||Darnell Martin||Brittani Nichols||August 12, 2018|
|16||9||"Spun and Done"||Jesse Peretz||Neena Beber||August 19, 2018|
|17||10||"The Impossibility of Forever?"||Mia Lidofsky||Story by : Mia Lidofsky & Katie O'Hanlon|
Teleplay by : Katie O'Hanlon
|August 26, 2018|
On May 2, 2016, Refinery29 announced during its Digital Content NewFronts presentation that they were producing the series in association with Beachside Productions. The series was expected to be written and directed by Mia Lidofsky and executive produced by Jesse Peretz.
Following the series debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017, Lidofsky continued to try and figure out how to get the show launched and distributed. That spring, Facebook became aware of the series and soon acquired its already produced first season.On June 26, 2017, it was announced that the series had been acquired by Facebook Watch and that it would premiere with the launch of the service in late 2017.
On October 17, 2017, it was reported that Facebook had renewed the series for a second season consisting of ten episodes to premiere in 2018. The runtime of each episode was expected to expand from 15 minutes in length to a more standard TV half-hour (between 20 minutes and 25 minutes).
Principal photography for season two of the series was expected to begin in late March 2018.
On January 20, 2017, a trailer for the first season was released.
On January 22, 2017, the series premiered its first three episodes at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.On July 15, 2017, the series held its official west coast premiere at Outfest in Los Angeles, California where the entire series was screened as part of the film festival's centerpiece screening series.
On June 26, 2018, the series held its second season premiere at The William Vale hotel in New York City, New York.On July 19, 2018, the west coast premiere of the second season is scheduled to be held during Outfest in Los Angeles, California. The first two episodes of season two are set to be screened and will be followed with a question-and-answer session with the cast and crew.
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