Abbi Abrams is set to receive her first female love interest in the final season of Broad City.
The critically-acclaimed American sitcom is coming to an end this year after five seasons, and according to Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, its final run is about to get a whole lot more queer.
When asked in a recent interview about Abbi’s upcoming relationship with a woman, Jacobson said she wanted her character to explore her sexuality because she also identifies as bisexual.
“That’s in my book, and I wanted to put that in the show,” she said. “Abbi’s not the fumbling idiot we’re used to seeing, trying to ask someone out. It feels more real.”
Glazer added: “She knows how to ask somebody out, and she wants to. It’s fun to see that. For the whole show, we’ve been figuring out how much different we are than our characters.
“Now that it’s over, I feel so free and proud to be like, that is us. It’s not completely, exactly us, but it’s us.”
They both explained that Broad City has been “queer from the get-go” behind the scenes and in front of the cameras.
“Everyone who works with us has gotten queerer and queerer in the past six years,” said Glazer. “I swear to God.”
“I kind of go both ways; I date men and women,” she revealed. “They have to be funny, doing something they love. I don’t know—I’ve never really been interviewed about this before.”
The fifth and final season of Broad City will air 28 January on Comedy Central. Watch the trailer below.