Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs‘s Blindspotting has added a roster of recurring and guest stars for the forthcoming second season. LeVar Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Katlynn Simone Smith (Empire, The Game) Tamera Tomakili (Winning Time, Run The World) and Tim Chantarangsu (Laid in America, The Perfect Match) have joined the cast of the Starz series while rappers Bay Area icons E-40, Too $hort, and P-Lo will guest star as themselves in the upcoming season.
In addition, Margo Hall, April Absynth, Lance Holloway, Andrew Chappelle, and Utkarsh Ambudkar are set to return in expanded recurring roles.
The newly announced roster will join Emmy winner Jasmine Cephas Jones, Oscar winner and legend Helen Hunt, Benjamin Earl Turner, Atticus Woodward, Jaylen Barron, Candace Nicholas-Lippman, and Casal.
Blindspotting is a spinoff sequel to the 2018 film of the same name which also starred Casal and Diggs. The series centers on Ashley (Jones), who is nipping at the heels of a middle-class life in Oakland until Miles (Casal), her partner of 12 years and father of their son (Woodward), is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she is forced to move in with Miles’ mother (Hunt) and half-sister (Barron).
Blindspotting is co-created by Casal and Diggs who both executive produce and write on the series. Casal serves as showrunner. Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder of Snoot Entertainment (One Night In Miami, Anomalisa) serve as executive producers of the series and will serve as writers on season two.
Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee, and Tim Palen of Barnyard Projects also serve as executive producers. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing Blindspotting on behalf of Starz. Maggie Leung and Claire Wendlandt are the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Lionsgate