Reliable YouTube combo Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, known collectively as Rhett & Link, famously met during the first day of first grade and have been friends ever since. What if, however, that encounter never happened? Would their beloved online video partnership still have come to pass? That’s the question at the center of the second season of Rhett & Link’s Buddy System, which will premiere on November 29 via the YouTube Red subscription service.
The trailer for the new batch of Buddy System episodes presents an alternate history for its starring duo. After meeting as adults, they decide to become roommates. Despite the quirks of their respective personalities, their friendship blossoms.
Beyond the odd couple comedy at its core, the second season of Buddy System is expected to feature several musical numbers, as was the case with season one. It will also include a number of notable guest stars, include Tony Hale, Mayim Bialik, Rob Corddry, and Mary Lynn Rajskub.
The first season of Buddy System premiered in October 2016 and quickly became one of YouTube Red’s most popular series. A March 2017 report from Parrot Analytics measured the social chatter the comedy generated and dubbed it the most “in-demand” show on the internet. Emboldened by that data, YouTube gave Buddy System a second season in May.
While Rhett & Link fans wait for the new Buddy System episodes to arrive, they can continue to check out the duo on their popular web series Good Mythical Morning. That daily program is itself backed by YouTube; the video platform funded it as part of an investment in ad-supported content.