Fortunately for us, they seem to want to spend more time with Harper (Deutch), Charlie (Glenn Powell), Kirsten (Lucy Liu) and Rick (Taye Diggs), too.
“Katie’s already come up with the idea. She already has a plan. We were joking about it on set,” Scanlon told E! News in a phone interview. “We really like these characters!”
“[Katie] was like, ‘They go to a wedding! They want to set up their friends at a wedding!’ I was like, ‘No the sequel should be about Rick and Kirsten!’ They’re not getting together, but their respective relationships.”
“To me what would be interesting to see is Kirsten, where does she go next? The character Rick has clearly opened a door or her and made her realize, ‘I’m worthy of a personal life and I deserve this,'” Scanlon said. “I’d love to see where that goes. Honestly, it’s the Kirsten character that I would want to explore. There’s a world out there that you would want to explore. It’d be interesting to see where it goes.”
Scanlon had previously shared that a scene that ended up on the cutting room floor that revealed some of Kirsten’s backstory via a telling lunch with her mother. “Her mom is just very—not intentionally—dismissive and holds a very high standard, [and] looks down on the sports journalism website.”
“Here’s the thing: they know what people want to watch, they know more than studios know, and they really can figure all this stuff out and as a result, they are programming accordingly,” Scanlon said of the online streaming giant. “It’s terrific. I’m thrilled.”