Starz has renewed Bliindspotting starring Jasmine Cephas Jones for season 2.
Inspired by the critically-acclaimed film of the same name, the project hails from Lionsgate TV. Lionsgate was the distributor of the original film which was written by and starred Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. Cephas Jones, who portrayed Ashley in the original film, stars in the lead role for the series and reprises her role. Casal and Diggs wrote and produce the series version and Casal is the showrunner.
Benjamin Earl Turner, Atticus Woodward, Jaylen Barron, Candace Nicholas-Lippman and Helen Hunt also star opposite Cephas Jones. Casal also reprises his role from the film.
“The award-worthy artistry and creativity that Rafael, Daveed and the entire ‘Blindspotting’ team poured into the series took the comedy genre to a new level and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for season two,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO at STARZ. “The series deservedly garnered critical acclaim and is a wonderful example of our programming mandate focused on unique, authentic stories by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences.”
Casal and Diggs said, “We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for Season 1, and have been hard at work for the last few months crafting the next chapter of this Bay story. We are so excited to bring the next season to life with the incredible artistry of our cast and crew, and our partners STARZ and Lionsgate. They done fucked around and gave us more runway, so welcome back to the ordeal!”
Season one of the series “picked up six months after the end of the film, focusing on Ashley, “who is nipping at the heels of a middle class life in Oakland until Miles, her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she is forced to move in with Miles’ mother and half-sister.”
Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder of Snoot Entertainment also serve as executive producers of the series. Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee, and Tim Palen of Barnyard Projects also exec produces as well.