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Dinette, which premiered at Tribeca to rave reviews, was inspired by creator Shaina Feinberg’s childhood viewing of Diner. The series is now set to debut its second season on September 24 on BRIC TV.

Shot in January 2020 in Brooklyn and Queens, NYC, Dinette season 2 is a queer ensemble comedy in 6 parts. Centering women, gender non-conforming and queer actors and characters, the series is a gender-swapping answer to the genre of male connection and character-centered narratives.

Said Kuye Youngblood, Head of Development and Production for BRIC TV, “Shaina Feinberg’s work is beautiful, tight, humorous, and true. She has a unique voice and BRIC TV is proud to support her vision for Dinette.”

The digital series was produced by BRIC Arts Media. Season 2 of Dinette will be available September 24 on BRIC TV. Season 1 is available to binge on the site as well.

Read more about the cast below.

Alysia Reiner (Luisa) is an American actress and producer. Reiner is best known for playing Natalie “Fig” Figueroa in the Netflix comedy drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019), for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as part of the ensemble cast. She recently entered the world of Marvel Cinematic Universe when she joined the cast of Ms. Marvel.

Maeve Higgins (“Norah”) is an Irish comedian from Cobh, County Cork. She was a principal actor and writer of the RTÉ production Naked Camera, as well as for her own show Maeve Higgins’ Fancy Vittles. She stars in the SXSW breakout comedy Extra Ordinary and appears regularly on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.

Michelle Hurst is an American actress. She played Miss Claudette Pelage in the first season of the streaming television series Orange Is the New Black.

Karolena Theresa (“Karolena”) is a New York-based, Queens-native, stand-up comedian, actress, comedy writer, comedic improviser, and short plus-size model. She is a tour member of Awkward Sex and the City and a recent cast member of the productions Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical. Her podcast Hoes With Feelings was just written up in Vulture.

The cast also includes Mona Chalabi (The Fix, Star Talk), Lisa Haas (Search Party, Foxy Merkins), Drae Campbell (Bull) and Donna Wood. 

Watch the trailer for season 2 below.