Run the World: Season 2; Starz Reveals New Cast Members For Comedy Series – Canceled + Renewed TV Shows
Run the world returns to Starz for a second season, three actors have been added to the cast of the comedy series. Tika Sumpter, comedian CP and Isha Blaaker join Stevens West, Andrea Bordeaux, Bresha Webb, Corbin Reid, Stephen Bishop, Tosin Morohunfola, Erika Alexander, Nick Sagar and Jay Walker on the series. Cree Summer, Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins and Rachelle Williams-BenAry will also be guest stars.
Starz revealed more about the series’ return in a press release.
“STARZ announced today that Tika Sumpter (Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Mixed), Comedian CP (Detroiters, Ole Bud’s Anu Football Weekly) and Isha Blaaker (A Madea’s Homecoming, The stewardess) will join the cast of STARZ’s hit comedy series Run the world in recurring roles. Been cry (Better things, sugar queen) and Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins (Dear WhitesBad Hair) will be the guest star of the next season.
The series follows a group of smart, funny and dynamic thirtysomething black women – fiercely loyal best friends – who live, work and play in Harlem. Run the world exemplifies STARZ’s #TakeTheLead commitment to spotlighting diverse voices and stories that reflect a full spectrum of women on and off camera.
Tika Sumpter will return as “Naomi”, Amari’s biological mother who returned from the Navy. With the assurance of a military officer, she immediately resumes her place in Amari’s life, leaving Sondi to wonder about her place in this new family dynamic.
Comedian CP will return as “Preston Thurgood”, the multi-millionaire creator of Prestify, who needs no showing. Her hilarious, down-to-earth personality is enough to grab Renee’s attention; however, his lavish lifestyle certainly won’t hurt his case. Preston could give Renee everything she ever wanted, but is Preston the true love of her life?
Ishaa Blaaker will return as “Phillip Houston”, Whitney’s business school rival who returns from London after his own breakup. His sexy British arrogance unnerves Whitney and their chemistry is at its peak. Now that they’re both single, Phillip is definitely interested.
Cree Summer will play “Dr. Monica Mitchell,” the wise and confident new female therapist. She allows Whitney, Renee and Sondi to pick up where they left off with their retired therapist, Dr. Nancy. Monica’s direct, honest and personal approach empowers women to open up and work through their relationship issues, as well as admitting that they were somehow on the verge of seeking advice from a white woman.
Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins will star as “India Blue”, a beautiful, confident, cool and incredibly successful singer/songwriter/producer. India has worked closely with Jason and is now looking to turn that “collaboration” into something more, despite Renee and Jason’s previous relationship.
Rachelle Williams-BenAry (Loving life, mixed, survivor’s remorse) joins season two as showrunner and executive producer. The returning cast includes Amber Stevens West (The Carmichael Show), Bresha Webb (marlon), Corbin Reid (Value), Stephen Bishop (Moneyball, Imposters) and Tosin Morohunfola (Black Lightning). Erika Alexander (To live alone) and Nick Sagar (queen of the south) will also return as recurring guest stars, and Jay Walker (Grey’s Anatomy) and Tonya Pinkins will return as guest stars.
A premiere date will be announced later.
What do you think? Are you excited about the return of Run the world on Starz?