Thomas Barbusca as Chip
“The Mick” star and executive producer Kaitlin Olson said that they are currently kicking around ideas about who Chip’s (Thomas Barbusca) actual father could be. Fox/Jordin Althaus

Although last night’s Season 2 premiere of “The Mick” didn’t address who Chip’s real father is, star and executive producer Kaitlin Olson has revealed that viewers will learn more about the mystery surrounding Chip’s parentage in future episodes of the show’s sophomore run.

In the Season 1 finale of the Fox series, Poodle (Tricia O’Kelley) revealed to her husband Christopher (Laird Macintosh) that Chip (Thomas Barbusca) is not his son. Interestingly, no one from the main characters was around when that secret was revealed, so it remains to be seen how Chip and the rest of the core characters will learn about it.

“I love that it was just a little thing that was dropped,” Olson said of the secret in a recent interview with TVLine. “There will be more little things dropped, and we’ll eventually explore that. I love it, and I think it’s hilarious — mainly because Chip identifies as a Pemberton more than anyone. And he loves his daddy, even though he won’t call or check in on him.”

“It’s going to be a big through line of this season,” added Olson, who plays Mickey on the show. “We’re not even halfway through our second season, so we haven’t figured everything out, but we’re kicking around ideas about who his actual father could be. It’ll be a really fun story to execute.”

The synopsis for Season 2, episode 3 reveals that Mickey is going to take Chip, Sabrina (Sofia Black-D’Elia) and Ben (Jack Stanton) to jail to visit their parents. So it’s likely the installment where Chip finally finds out that he’s not a full-blooded Pemberton.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, co-creator Dave Chernin previewed the Pemberton kids’ upcoming visit to jail. “They have different experiences in prison,” Chernin teased. “But no one takes to the lifestyle more than Young Ben. He gets a nice, guided tour of a maximum security penitentiary. It’s a summer camp-type experience for him. He comes out with a little souvenir. He’s changed, but he’s unscathed for the most part.”

An all-new episode of “The Mick” airs on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. EDT on Fox.