Starz has set Sunday, October 17 for the Season 2 premiere of its critically acclaimed crime drama Hightown. The sophomore season of the series, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Lionsgate Television, will debut at 9 PM ET/PT on Starz in the U.S. and Canada, and will air day and date internationally on tarzPlay across Europe, Latin America and Japan. Starz also released four first-look images from the upcoming season. Starz President of Domestic Networks Alison Hoffman announced the news during the premium cabler’s TCA session Thursday.
Created and executive produced by Rebecca Cutter, who makes her television directorial debut this season, the Cape Cod-set Hightown stars Monica Raymund, James Badge Dale, Riley Voelkel, Amaury Nolasco, Atkins Estimond and Dohn Norwood. Season 2 guest stars include Luis Guzmán, Jona Xiao, Carlos Gómezm Mark Boone Junior, Cecil Blutche and Crystal Lee Brown.
Per the logline, in Season 2, the picture-perfect version of summer on Cape Cod clashes with its off-season reality. Jackie Quinones (Raymund) achieving her dream of becoming a real cop, is out to do some good in this world. Thrust immediately into the crime wave of deadly carfentanyl flooding the Cape, Jackie is laser-focused on bringing down drug dealer Frankie Cuevas (Nolasco), the man Jackie holds responsible for the death of her best friend, Junior. For Jackie, it is personal but then again, for Jackie, everything is personal. When Frankie’s cousin Jorge (Guzmán) joins his operation, he introduces a new level of violence and chaos. With disgraced officer Ray Abruzzo (Dale) off the force and mired in depression, Jackie finds a new partner in Leslie (Glanz), the only other female on the force. Through it all, Jackie must walk the tightrope of sobriety as she struggles to stay above an ocean of secrets, betrayal and the shame and failure of her past.
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Rachel Morrison (Mudbound, Fruitvale Station) directs two episodes of the ten-episode second season. Raymund, Brandon Sonnier, Radium Cheung, Antonio Negret and Eagle Egilsson also directed this season.
Gary Lennon also executive produces with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed from Jerry Bruckheimer TV; Ellen H. Schwartz also serves as executive producer.
Check out the Season 2 photos below.
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