Season 2 of Lena Waithe's BET series Twenties will premiere Oct. 13, with a new after-show hosted by B. Scott.
The series stars Jonica T. Gibbs as Hattie as she and her two best friends Marie (Christina Elmore) and Nia (Gabrielle Graham) who navigate life and love in Los Angeles. Season 1 of the show marks the first time a masculine-presenting, Queer woman of color has led a primetime show.
The season 2 premiere, "One Night Only," finds Hattie deep into screenwriting.
According to the official description:
In the season opener, episode #201 “One Night Only?” ‘Hattie’ juggles working on her script, settling into a new place, and trying to make it work with Ida B. played by Sophina Brown. Meanwhile, Nia starts her first day on Cocoa’s Butter, and Marie questions her relationship with ‘Chuck,’ played by Jevon McFerrin.
The Twenties cast also includes Alex Akpobome, Louie Anderson, Madeline Byrne, Rick Fox, Ashli Haynes, Kiki Haynes, Donell Rawlings, Nia Jervier, Bernard David Jones, Lea Robinson, Big Sean, Shylo Shaner, Iman Shumpert, Marsha Thomason, Kym E. Whitley, Vanessa L. Williams and Parker Young.
Afterwards, B. Scott, the first trans non-binary person to host and executive produce a BET show, will host Twenties After-Show with B. Scott. In the premiere episode, Scott will interview Waithe and Gibbs about the new season. Per the official description:
"In the premiere episode B. Scott sits down with Lena Waithe and Jonica T. Gibbs where they will take a deep dive into the new season discussing, Why Lena took a chance on newcomer Jonica T. Gibbs? Why it is so significant to have a Queer, Black woman as a lead character on TV? How did “Twenties” find its home on BET? And a lot more!"
Future guests on the after-show include Amber Whittingham (@amberscloset), Christina Elmore (‘Marie,’ Twenties), Crystal Anderson (Dear, Black Love), David Bernard Jones (‘Jason,’ Twenties), Derica Cole Washington (Costume Designer), Donnell Rawling (Comedian, Actor and ‘Dwayne,’ Twenties), Estelle (Singer) Gabrielle Graham (‘Nia,’ Twenties), Iman Shumpert (NBA Player and ‘Quintrell,’ Twenties), JessHilarious (comedian), Jevon McFerrin (‘Chuck,’ Twenties), Kenya Moore (TV and Media Personality), Lea Robinson (‘Rev Ty,’ Twenties), Nia Jervier (‘Vanessa,’ Twenties), Parker Young (‘Zach,’ Twenties), Rich Fresh (Designer), Shylo Shaner (‘Idina,’ Twenties) Sophina Brown (‘Ida B.,’ Twenties) and Xavier Watson (‘Chance,’ Twenties).