NBC has recently announced that four characters will be leaving for season two of the network’s new hit show Smash. If you are a fan of the show and are up to date with what has happened, then you won’t be upset or shocked about the cast changes being made.
The season one showrunner, Theresa Rebeck, will be backing out of the show and allowing the new showrunner Josh Safran (Gossip Girl) to step in. Karen Cartwright’s (Katherine McPhee) unfaithful fiance Dev (Raza Jaffery) and the sneaky assistant Ellis (Jamie Cepero) will be leaving the show and will no longer be regulars for the second season. However, sources say that they will both be in an episode or two at the beginning of the season to have a proper ending to their storylines. It has also been reported that Brian d’Arcy James, who played Julia’s (Debra Messing) husband Frank, and Will Chase, who played Julia’s former lover Michael, are leaving Smash. In the finale, Frank saw Julia comforting Michael on stage and assumed that they were being unfaithful again. The show will also be casting three new regular roles that will appear in the second season.
NBC plans to return Smash in midseason, giving time for new showrunner Josh Safran to polish the series. What do you think about the new casting changes? Are you excited for season two!?