“Blindspotting” renewed for season 2 at Starz
“Blindspotting” has been renewed for season 2 at Starz, Variity has learned.
The series picks up six months after the events of the film of the same name. It stars Jasmine Cephas Jones, Benjamin Earl Turner, Atticus Woodward, Jaylen Barron, Candace Nicholas-Lippman and Helen Hunt. Rafael Casal appears in a recurring role as Miles. He and Daveed Diggs wrote, produced, and starred in the film.
“The award-worthy art and creativity that Rafael, Daveed, and the entire ‘Blindspotting’ crew have invested in the series has taken the comedy genre to a new level and I can’t wait to see what it is. they have in store for season two, ”said Jeffrey Hirsch, president and CEO of Starz. “The series has rightly received critical acclaim and is a wonderful example of our programming mandate of focusing on unique and authentic stories by, about and for women and an under-represented audience. “
In the series, Ashley is on the heels of a middle-class life in Oakland until Miles, her 12-year-old partner and father of their son (Woodward), is suddenly jailed, leaving her through a chaotic existential crisis. and humorous when forced to move in with Miles’ mother (Hunt) and half-sister (Barron).
“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for Season 1 and have worked hard over the past few months to create the next chapter in this Bay story,” said Casal and Diggs. “We’re excited to bring the next season to life with the incredible artistry of our cast and crew, and our partners Starz and Lionsgate. They screwed up the shit and gave us more track, so welcome back to this event! “
Casal and Diggs wrote the series and are executive producers. Casal also acts as a showrunner. Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder of Snoot Entertainment are also executive producers with Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee and Tim Palen of Barnyard Projects. Starz’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming, Kathryn Tyus-Adair, is the executive overseeing “Blindspotting” on behalf of the network. Maggie Leung and Claire Wendlandt are the executives overseeing the series on behalf of Lionsgate. Lionsgate Television is producing, with Lionsgate also producing the film.
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