Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs’ Starz series Blindspotting will welcome seven new faces for its second season.
LeVar Burton, Tamera Tomakili, Katlynn Simone Smith, and Tim Chantarangsu are joining the Starz series in a recurring role while rappers E-40, P-Lo and Too $hort will guest star. The latter three will portray themselves.
Co-created by Casal and Diggs, Blindspotting is the TV spin-off sequel of their 2018 film of the same name. The first season picked up six months after the events of the film and centered on the supporting character of Ashley, played again by Jasmine Cephas Jones. The series followed her after Miles (Casal), her boyfriend and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, forcing her to move in with Miles’ mother (Helen Hunt) and half-sister (Jaylen Barron).
Candace Nicholas-Lippman, Benjamin Earl Turner, and Atticus Woodward co-starred in the series.
Season one recurring players Margo Hall as Nancy, April Absynth as Jacque, Lance Holloway as Cuddie, Andrew Chappelle as Scotty and Utkarsh Ambudkar as Niles Turner will all return for season two in expanded recurring roles.
Casal, who also serves as showrunner, and Diggs executive produce and serve as writers on the series. Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder of Snoot Entertainment (One Night in Miami) also executive produce and will serve as writers on season two. Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee, and Tim Palen of Barnyard Projects also serve as executive producers. Starz’s SVP, Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair oversees for the network with Maggie Leung and Claire Wendlandt overseeing on behalf of Lionsgate.
Production on Season 2 is currently underway in Los Angeles and Oakland, CA.