Californication is a Showtime TV series production created by Tom Kapinos, starring David Duchovny as Hank Moody: a troubled novelist whose move to California and his writer's block complicate the relationships with his ex-girlfriend Karen (Natascha McElhone) and daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin).
The show was renewed for a second season on September 7, 2007. The season 1 finale, titled "The Last Waltz", originally aired on Showtime on October 29, 2007. Season 2 began filming in April 2008, and was underway as of June 2008. The premiere episode of season 2 aired September 28, 2008. The first season was released on DVD in the US on June 17, 2008. Showtime has decided to renew Californication for a third season, scheduled to premiere in late 2009
The series revolves around Hank Moody, a charming writer and novelist plagued with personal demons. He blames his years-long case of writer's block on a variety of reasons, ranging from the hedonism of Los Angeles, to his on-again, off-again relationship with his girlfriend Karen. Hank constantly deals with the fallout of his drug and sex addictions, while trying to show his family that he can be a good, caring person.
Season One of Californication was released on DVD in the UK on June 16, 2008. The bonus features in the UK release included an audio commentary of the pilot episode, as well as interviews with the cast and director. The Season One DVD set was also released in the US on June 17, 2008, Australia on June 19, 2008 (the box set in Australia also included a black g-string with "Californication" printed on the front), and France earlier than other countries on July 10, 2008.