Starz has renewed “Blindspotting,” a sequel series to the 2018 film of the same name, for Season 2.
Rafael Casal is the showrunner and reprises his role of Miles. He and Daveed Diggs, who played Collin in the movie, wrote the film and created the premium-cable dramedy together. In addition to Casal and Diggs, Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee and Tim Palen also executive produce the series.
Season 1 of “Blindspotting” picked up six months after the end of the film. This one centers on Ashley (Jasmine Cephas Jones), 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.
“Blindspotting” also stars Benjamin Earl Turner, Atticus Woodward, Jaylen Barron, Candace Nicholas-Lippman and Helen Hunt.
“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,” Jeffrey Hirsch, the president and CEO of Starz, said in a statement on Thursday. “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.”
“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,” Casal and Diggs added jointly. “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 f—ed around and gave us more runway, so welcome back to the ordeal!”