Chris O'Dowd and David Rawie gear up for the second season of their comedy

By Ray Rahman
Updated February 28, 2014 at 05:00 AM EST

Moral support is a key theme of the Irish comedy Moone Boy, which centers on the relationship between small-town boy Martin Moone (David Rawle) and his imaginary adult friend and mentor Seán (Chris O’Dowd). But in the 1990-set show’s season 2 premiere (April 24 on Hulu), support will also come in another form: a cone bra. “The kid, although he’s charming, is a simpleton,” explains O’Dowd, who created and co-writes the series. “He tried to imagine Maradona, the Argentinean football player, but he got a little mixed-up. So it’s half Madonna, half Maradona. He has an unruly imagination.” In addition to the show, O’Dowd’s spring is going to be very busy, between the late-April salsa-dancing comedy Cuban Fury with Rashida Jones and Nick Frost and his Broadway debut opposite James Franco in Of Mice and Men, which opens April 16. “I’ve done some plays, but not on big stages,” says O’Dowd. “And I’m a huge fan of Franco’s. I’m terribly excited. But, you know, underneath it all, I’m bricking it.” (That would be Irish for really scared.)