Season 1 premiered on Netflix in November of 2015. Why did it take so long for Season 2 to get here?
Alan Yang: Yeah, well, we didn't want to make it crappy! [Laughs.] Much of it is based on Aziz's life, my life, some of the other writers' lives to some extent, and we kept saying the same thing to Netflix: If you want us to do the show immediately after Season 1, the only thing we'd have to write about, personal experience-wise, was doing press for Season 1.
In the interim between when we finished shooting Season 1 and began writing Season 2, we visited Italy. And Aziz lived in Italy for a while. He and I would talk on the phone, and while he was there he would do a brain dump and we would talk about what might be useful for Season 2, what could be funny, what were good anecdotes. He and I have been single recently, and we'd been dating, so that's in the show. I think for the type of stuff we currently like to do, the best stuff comes from personal experience, and the longer layup allowed us to tap into that.