The second season of “Rap Sh!t” was slated to premiere this month. Now the date has been pushed back due to the current actor and writer strikes in Hollywood.
“The tour has been postponed until November 9th. We want everyone to celebrate the new season together, including the actors, writers, creators, crew & everyone who made season 2 possible,” Rae’s media production company, Hoorae announced on Instagram.
The announcement also said that season 2 is worth the wait.
The Max show was supposed to premiere on August 10 with the network releasing the first two episodes, then one new episode every Thursday. Now, the comedy series will debut on November 9. That delay date was set with the hopes that the current SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes will end by then. According to a source, with the strike’s conclusion, the creators and cast can promote the new season.
Issa Rae created the original comedy series inspired by the City Girls’ career. “Rap Sh!t” follows two estranged friends from Miami – Shawna and Mia – who reconnect and start a rap group. Aida Osman plays Shawna, and rapper KaMillion plays Mia.
“In their rise to fame, Shawna and Mia find themselves at a pivotal moment in their rap career as they are forced to decide if they will stay true to themselves or conform to the demands of the music industry,” season two’s logline read.
Other actors include Jonica Booth as Chasity, RJ Cyler as Lamount, and Daniel Augustin as Maurice.
The hit show is executive produced by Rae, and her audio company Raedio handles the music in the show. The showrunners are Syreeta Singleton, Montrel McKay for Hoorae, Jonathan Berry, Dave Becky for 3 Arts Entertainment, and Jim Kleverweis. City Girl’s Yung Miami and JT are co-executive producers, along with Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas for Quality Control Films, and Sara Diya Rastogi and Jax Clark for Hoorae.