Harlem season 2 will introduce fans to a lot new faces. Amazon announced seven new cast members have been added to the original series.
Sherri Shepherd, Rachel True, Rick Fox, Lil Rel Howery, Courtnee Carter, Luke Forbes, and Countess Vaughn are set to star in Harlem season 2. They join series leads Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Shoniqua Shandai, and Jerrie Johnson.
Tracy Oliver created the half-hour comedy that centers on the four women and will follow their lives friends from their college days at NYU–as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
Season 1 followed Camille (Good), a popular young anthropology professor at Columbia University who has extensive knowledge of the dating norms of many cultures, but has a hard time navigating her own love life; Tye (Johnson), a successful, queer dating-app creator who prefers keeping vulnerability—and romantic partners—at arm’s length; Quinn (Byers), a hopeless romantic and trust-fund fashion designer who is trying to give back to the world while running a struggling business; and Angie (Shandai), a confident, vibrant, and filter-free singer and actress who also lives rent-free and fabulously with Quinn. Together, they level up from their 20s into the next phase of their careers, relationships, and big-city dreams.
True will recur in the series as Aimee, an earthy, ethereal owner of a plant shop in Harlem. She and Tye strike up an unlikely friendship. Carter will recur as portray Zoe, a confident player who has a reputation for leaving a trail of broken hearts. Also recurring is Forbes as “handsome and professional” Michael, one of New York’s top real estate agents that Quinn’s mom Patricia (Jasmine Guy) tries to blindly set Quinn up with.
Fox will guest star as Phil, Quinn’s doting father, an affluent man who is delighted when his daughter joins him for a game of golf on his birthday. Shepherd is guest starring as Sonya, Angie’s (Shandai) boisterous, loving mother and Angie’s biggest fan and cheerleader, Vaughn will guest star as herself. When Angie replaces Countess in a Hallmark Christmas Movie, Countess appears in a vision.
Lastly Howery will guest star as Freddie, Angie’s step-brother, a high-spirited, supportive guy who is delighted to see Angie.
Harlem season 2 is produced by Amazon Studios and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Paper Kite Productions. In addition to creator, writer, and executive producer Tracy Oliver, Paper Kite’s Amy Poehler, and Kim Lessing serve as executive producers, alongside 3 Arts’ Dave Becky, Britt Matt, Linda Mendoza, Pharrell Williams, and Mimi Valdés from i am OTHER.