SXSW Featured Session: An Inside Look at Blindspotting Season 2 with Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs
Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, co-creators of the critically acclaimed-comedy series Blindspotting, preview the upcoming second season, coming to STARZ in April and celebrate its world premiere at SXSW.
The Blindspotting Season 2 Premiere is screening as part of the SXSW Film & TV Festival: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2023/films/2079697
Austin Convention Center | Ballroom D
99 Trinity Street, Austin TX 78701
Friday, March 17
The series is co-created by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, with Casal also starring in the series alongside Emmy® winner Jasmine Cephas Jones and Academy Award®- winner Helen Hunt. It debuted to critical acclaim in 2021 and remains Certified Fresh at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The sophomore season maintains a lighthearted and fun tone while simultaneously tackling complex issues with a comedic and innovative twist, spotlighting the hilarious hijinks Ashley and family get into as she attempts to navigate the crazy chaos of her life in the Bay Area.
The latest trailer brings viewers right back to Oakland where Ashley (Jones) is raising her son Sean (Atticus Woodward) while Miles (Casal), her partner of 12 years, is incarcerated and she is forced to move in with his mother Rainey (Hunt) and sister Trish (Jaylen Barron).
Season two picks up nine months after Ashley and Miles’s prison nuptials in the season one finale, Ashley is doing backflips to try and raise their son on her own. She is reaching her breaking point and is taking it out on everyone around her. Miles is adjusting to life on the inside and counting down the days before their first family visitation weekend at San Quentin. Rainey is doing her best to make Ashley and Sean feel at home while trying to find a way to stay connected to her son behind bars, but Ashley holds all the cards. Trish’s new business is flourishing, but she is dealing with jealousy issues now that her best friend and business partner Jacque (April Absynth) is dating Cuddie (Lance Holloway). Janelle (Candace Nicholas-Lippman) is growing frustrated with Ashley’s constant need for support and has begun to miss her life back in Bali. And then of course Earl (Benjamin Turner), fresh out of prison himself for unintentionally breaking his probation, has moved out of Nancy’s (Margo Hall) house and is trying to re-establish a relationship with his own family, and his past. Welcome back to the ordeal.
The premiere for the second season will air linearly on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Friday, April 14, immediately followed by episode two at 9:30 pm ET/PT. All subsequent episodes will air Fridays at 9:00 pm ET/PT. New episodes will be available to stream on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming and on-demand platforms in the US and Canada
In addition to co-creating the series, Casal and Diggs both serve as executive producers and writers with Casal also serving as showrunner and director of four episodes. Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder of Snoot Entertainment (One Night In Miami, Anomalisa), Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee, and Tim Palen also serve as executive producers, with Wu Calder also directing two episodes in season two. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing “Blindspotting” on behalf of STARZ. Claire Wendlandt is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Lionsgate.