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The Emmy-nominated series from Robin Thede will debut its second season on April 23. Regulars Gabrielle Dennis and Ashley Nicole Black will also return, though Quinta Brunson will not be part of season two due to scheduling conflicts caused by COVID-19 shutdowns.
Featured players Laci Mosley (Florida Girls, Single Parents) and Skye Townsend (BET’s 8 Days a Week) will join the show. Guest stars for season two include Issa Rae (who’s also an executive producer), Gabrielle Union, Jesse Williams, Miguel, Skai Jackson, Laz Alonso, Omarion, Kim Wayans, Ayesha Curry, Lance Gross and Wunmi Mosaku.
A Black Lady Sketch Show was days away from starting filming on season two in March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic shut down production. “I have an autoimmune disease, so if someone even sneezes, I’m like, ‘Go home,’ Thede said at an ATX Television Festival panel last year.
The show was eventually able to get back into production on a six-episode second season (the same number of installments as season one). Lacey Duke and Brittany Scott Smith are the directors for season two; Thede and head writer Lauren Ashley Smith were joined in the writers room by Black, Holly Walker, Akilah Green, Rae Sanni, Kindsey Young, Shenovia Large and Kristin Layne Tucker.
Thede executive produces with Rae (via her Hoorae banner); Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry of 3 Arts Entertainment; and Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch of Jax Media. Smith is a co-exec producer, and Deniese Davis, Hoorae’s Montrel McKay and Jax Media’s John Skidmore are producers.
A teaser for season two is below.
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