STARZPLAY is the extension of the rousing, critically acclaimed dramedy series “Blindspotting” for a second season. The series, told in half-hour episodes, has a score of 100% at Rotten Tomatoes and comes from executive producers Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs. Casal repeats as the show runner on the series and returns to his role as Miles.
“We are overwhelmed by the popularity of Season 2 and have been working hard over the past few months to write the next chapter in this story in the Bay Area. We’re so excited to bring the next season to life with the incredible creativity of our cast and crew, as well as our partners Starz and Lionsgate. You started the mistake of giving us more leeway, welcome back to the nightmare too! ”
– Executive Producers Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs
The cast of the series, which appears on US annual lists from Rolling Stone, Variety, IndieWire, AV Club, USA Today, TVGuide.com, Chicago Sun-Times, SF Gate and many others, includes Emmy Award winner Jasmine Cephas Jones ( “#FreeRayshawn”, Hamilton), the musician Benjamin Earl Turner, Atticus Woodward (“Shameless”), Jaylen Barron (“Zoe and Raven – Freedom in the Saddle”, “Shameless”), Candace Nicholas-Lippman (“Good Trouble”) as well as the Oscar® and Emmy® Award Winner Helen Hunt (“Crazy About You”, It couldn’t be better).
In addition to Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder from Snoot Entertainment (One night in Miami, Anomalisa) as executive producer of the series. Her team is completed by Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee and Tim Palen from Barnyard Projects. Kathryn Tyus-Adair, Senior Vice President of Original Programming, oversees “Blindspotting” on behalf of STARZ, Maggie Leung and Claire Wendlandt for Lionsgate.
“The award-winning art and creativity that Rafael, Daveed and the entire Blindspotting team put into the show took the comedy genre to a new level, and I can’t wait to see what they do for the second Have a season in stock. The series was rightly acclaimed by critics and is a wonderful example of our programming mandate to tell unique, authentic stories by, about and for women and an underrepresented audience. ”
– Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of STARZ
The first season of “Blindspotting” starts six months after the plot of the film of the same name and follows Ashley, who is only one step away from a middle-class life in Oakland, when suddenly Miles, her partner for twelve years and father of their son, will take. Then she finds herself in a half-chaotic, half-comical life crisis when she has to move in with Miles’ mother and half-sister.
After the successful premiere in June at STARZPLAY in Europe, Latin America and Japan, “Blindspotting” has now been included in the international series competition for the Reflet d’Or 2021 Award at the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF). The 27th edition of the festival will take place from 5. – 14. November in Geneva.