About a Boy Season 2: NBC Show Renewed; What to Expect in Season 1 Finale and Season 2

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 13, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

About a Boy scored strong ratings in its first season on NBC and earned a renewal.

The season 1 finale on May 13 will include Will completely heartbroken when Sam gets a job opportunity she can’t refuse in New York.

This prompts Fiona and Marcus to try their best to comfort him. Will turns to Andy for advice on how to best move forward.

David Walton (Will) told Collider that the finale “goes for the jugular.”

“I think people will talk about it because I don’t think a comedy has ever gone for it like this. But, people like to feel things,” he said.

Walton also said that putting Will and Fiona together would “ruin the show.”

“If you were to fast-forward to Season 6, let’s say, of this show, I think the show would be a family comedy. It would just be this family that would be Will and Fiona, as parents of this boy. It would be a modern family, in a way. You would accept that he loves this kid as much as a dad does. You would accept that Fiona and Will have a deep bond that’s not sexual.

“People always want that, but the minute we start doing that, you’ll lose something. I know there’s no plan for that. I do know, however, that in the season finale, and as we get closer to the season finale, there are some touching moments between us where we start to realize our shared love of this kid, that are really touching.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.