On October 8, 2014, Awkward was renewed for a fifth and final season, which premiered on August 31, 2015.The mid-season finale aired on November 9, 2015; when the show returned in 2016, the story picked up during the summer after the characters' freshman year of college.She also cites the popular show as one of her influences, stating, “What Jason Katims did in five seasons was utterly beautiful.The story and who the people truly were came first.The show's central character is Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards), a Palos Verdes, California, teenager who struggles with her identity, especially after an accident is misconstrued as a suicide attempt. MTV renewed the series for a second season on August 24, 2011.On June 26, 2013, it was announced that the show's creator Lauren Iungerich would be exiting the show after production of season three concludes on June 27, 2013.Jenna Hamilton is not the most popular of high school students. When she has an accident that is mistaken for a suicide attempt though, her visibility factor spikes and life becomes infinitely more awkward for her.Rather than allow it to define her, Jenna decides to use the events to her advantage.
also boasts a talented cast of young actors including Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed, Greer Grammer, Molly Tarlov and Brett Davern, making it an intriguing and entertaining series even for those who are no longer teens themselves.
She finds herself with a new frenemy, and more potential love interests than she thought possible.