Ansari and Eric Wareheim previously teased an Italian setting with their (unofficial) video for Kanye West's The Life of Pablo track "Famous." The setting isn't exactly a surprise, however, as the first season of Ansari's critically acclaimed series ends with Dev (Ansari) heading to Italy to possibly attend culinary classes.
Back in August, Ansari let fans down easy with an explanation on why we'd have to wait a little longer for new episodes. "Normally on these shows you have a pretty quick schedule, and you just go right back into writing," Ansari told the Hollywood Reporter. "I was talking to Netflix, and I was like, 'Honestly, we're capped.' The show was so personalized, we dumped our heads into this, we just needed to be people and live our actual life."
If the new full-length trailer is any indication, maybe Ansari is taking a page from the Woody Allen playbook circa Manhattan by making the second season's (partial) location just as much a character as the actual characters themselves. All signs point to at least a maybe on that theory:
One thing we do know for sure: Ansari plans to do "even more" for diversity in the new season. "One thing I've thought about in going from season 1 to season 2 is now we're in a position to help other people," Ansari said last May during a Variety-hosted discussion on diversity with Kerry Washington. "In season 2 I've been like I gotta find—I gotta do just even more—and find even more actors of color and writers of color."
Master of None returns May 12.