Nia Long, Brian Baumgartner Join Amazon’s ‘Hand of God’ Season 2

One’s a journalist, the other’s a brain doctor

Last Updated: April 25, 2016 @ 9:07 AM

Amazon’s “Hand of God” just hired two more disciples.

Nia Long (“The Best Man”) and Brian Baumgartner (“The Office”) are joining the cast of the original series, which is now filming Season 2.

Long will play Isadora “Izzy” Williams, a tough but charming journalist who has a history with Mayor Robert “Bobo” Boston, played by Andre Royo (“The Wire”), per Amazon. Long can next be seen in Warner Bros. film “Keanu” alongside Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, as well as ABC’s “Uncle Buck,” opposite Mike Epps.

Baumgartner will play Dr. Olonari, a successful and eccentric brain specialist working out of San Francisco. “Geezer,” Baumgartner’s new film with Billie Joe Armstrong and Judy Greer, premiered at TriBeCa on Apr. 23.

“Hand of God” stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”) as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The show centers on Judge Harris, a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side, who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart. With no real evidence to go on, Pernell begins to rely on “visions” and “messages” he believes are being sent by God through Pernell’s ventilator-bound son.

The Amazon Prime drama also stars Dana Delany (“Body of Proof”) as the Judge’s protective wife Crystal Harris, Garret Dillahunt (“Justified”) as KD, the born-again sociopath whose violent tendencies are exploited by Pernell, Royo as the slick, smart, gregarious, and greedy mayor Boston, Alona Tal (“Burn Notice”) as Pernell’s grieving daughter-in-law Jocelyn Harris, Julian Morris (“Pretty Little Liars”) as the questionable preacher Paul Curtis, Elizabeth McLaughlin (“Betrayal”) as the preacher’s sultry girlfriend Alicia, and Emayatzy Corinealdi (“Middle of Nowhere”) as Pernell’s call girl and confidante Tessie.

Ben Watkins (“Burn Notice”), Marc Forster (“World War Z”), Perlman, Brian Wilkins (“Lost in America”) and Jeff King (“White Collar”) are executive producers of the Amazon show. Jillian Kugler (“World War Z”) is co-executive producer.

“Hand of God” Season 2 will premiere later this year.