Sunday, January 10, 2016

'UnREAL' Preps for Season 2 Launch on Lifetime

Shiri Appleby (Rachel) and Josh Kelly (Jeremy) star in UnREAL. Photo by James Dittiger Copyright 2015
Lifetime's critically-acclaimed serial UnREAL is set to begin production this March for a summer return. UnREAL gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program, Everlasting. Starring Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer as producers Rachel Goldberg and Quinn King, season two stirs up the controversy when Everlasting casts its first-ever African American suitor.

Returning for season two as series regulars are Craig Bierko as Everlasting's creator, Chet, who is on a quest to reclaim his full power on set; Josh Kelly as Jeremy, Everlasting's director of photography and Rachel's ex-boyfriend and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman as Jay, a field producer whose ambitions run far beyond the show. Casting is currently underway for Everlasting's new suitor Darius Hill, an All-American football star, and the contestants including Yael, a gorgeous upscale hipster; Tiffany, a daddy's girl and football player's dream; Ruby, a shrewd contestant, not at all interested in being a puppet for the producers; Bethann, an Alabama born and bred patriotic girl; and Chantal, a prim and proper southern debutante. Everlasting will also get Coleman, a new producer and the series is also casting the role of Romeo, Darius' street-smart and savvy cousin.

Co-created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, UnREAL was recently honored by the American Film Institute as a 2015 Television Program of the Year and nominated the Broadcast Television Journalists Association for a Critics' Choice Award for Best Drama.

The full first season of UnREAL will be available for streaming on Hulu, beginning February 3rd.

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