Hot off the wheels of earning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Musical or Comedy (YUP, I’m still wrapping my head around that), NBC has released the first official cast promo photos for the second season. While the pilot was spectacular, the season for the most part was very uneven. It never really found its footing and hopefully new showrunner Joshua Safran will work his executive producing magic. After all, he was in charge of Gossip Girl when it was fantastic during the first couple seasons.
Most of the promotion for Smash Season 2 has revolved around the addition of Jennifer Hudson. As excited as I am for her and think she can solely save the show, there are other newbies worth mentioning. Andy Mientus and Jeremy Jordan are two welcome pieces of man candy. Both are Broadway vets who appeared in Spring Awakening and Newsies respectively. Cast as Katharine McPhee’s new BFF is Kyrsta Rodriguez. Like Mientus, she was a member of Spring Awakening where Lea Michele (Glee) got her big break. Check out the new promo photos below.
Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn
Jennifer Hudson as Veronica Moore
Jeremy Jordan as Jimmy Collins
Krysta Rodriguez as Ana Vargas
Andy Mientus as Kyle Bishop
Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright
Jack Davenport as Derek Wills
Leslie Odom Jr as Sam Strickland
Anjelica Huston as Eileen Rand
Debra Messing as Julia Houston
Christian Borle as Tom Levitt
Pictured: (l-r) Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn, Anjelica Huston as Eileen Rand, Jennifer Hudson as Veronica Moore, Jack Davenport as Derek Wills, Debra Messing as Julia Houston, Christian Borle as Tom Levitt, Krysta Rodriguez as Ana Vargas, Leslie Odom Jr as Sam Strickland, Andy Mientus as Kyle Bishop, Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright, Jeremy Jordan as Jimmy Collins
Are you excited for the second season premiere of Smash on February 5 on NBC? Do you think the new characters will help save the show? Will you miss any of the axed characters like Ellis? LOLOLOLOL. I could barely contain myself while typing that last sentence. Who in the world would miss Ellis? Sound off below.