HBO Max has announced a delay in the Season 2 premiere of Issa Rae’s popular comedy series, “Rap Sh!t.” Originally scheduled to air on August 10, the debut has been pushed back to Thursday, November 9. The decision to postpone the premiere is in response to ongoing actors’ and writers’ strikes, with hopes that the issues will be resolved by the new premiere date, allowing the cast and creators to celebrate the new season together.
When Season 2 finally kicks off on November 9, it will do so with a double treat, as the premiere will consist of two episodes. Subsequent episodes will air weekly, leading up to the season finale on December 21.
The Max series, created by Issa Rae, follows the journey of two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna (Aida Osman) and Mia (KaMillion), as they reunite to form a rap group and navigate the challenges of the music industry.
The news of Rap Sh!t’s second season release comes with the announcement of two talented additions to the cast. Jacob Romero, known for his role in Greenleaf, and Kyle Bary from Ginny & Georgia, have secured key recurring roles in the Max series.
Jonica Booth, Devon Terrell, and RJ Cyler are also set to return for the eight-episode second season.
In Season 2, Romero takes on the character of Lord AK, a notable musician/rapper from Los Angeles who is headlining a U.S. tour. With his own unique talent and energy, Lord AK adds depth and intrigue to the show’s narrative. On the other hand, Bary steps into the role of Courtney Taylor, an up-and-coming rapper who opens for his friend Lord AK during the tour. Bary’s portrayal brings a competitive dynamic to the series, shedding light on the complexities of the music world.
Rap Sh!t, produced by Hoorae Productions and executive produced by Issa Rae, has garnered praise for its compelling storyline and authentic portrayal of the music industry. Under the leadership of showrunner Syreeta Singleton, along with executive producers Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, and Jim Kleverweis, the show has captivated audiences with its unique blend of comedy and drama.
The creative input of co-executive producers Yung Miami and JT of City Girls, along with Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas from Quality Control Films, as well as Sara Rastogi and Jax Clark from Hoorae Rae’s Audio Everywhere Company, Raedio, has further solidified the show’s musical prowess.
Check out the trailer and first look images below (via Complex)
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