NBC released some new images from season two of the hit show, Smash. These two new images feature Jennifer Hudson as her character Veronica Moore. Hudson is going to be a guest star throughout season two and her character on the show is a successful Broadway star.
I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope you all have a great holiday season! Take a look at the new photos from Smash below:
Source: Smash Facebook Page
NBC’s Smash will be returning in just seven weeks! For those of you who are fans of the show, this is very exciting news of course. However, you will also be excited to know that NBC recently posted a behind-the-scenes video for season two.
This video gives fans an exclusive look at what is to come in season two. Plus, the cast talks a bit about the “new energy” Smash has going into the new season as they have a new showrunner and executive producer, Joshua Safran. Watch the behind-the-scenes video here.
Safran recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly and he revealed a little bit about season two and simple changes that were made to the overall feeling of the show. In the interview he states: “There’s no bowling alley sing-alongs. There are fantasy sequences, but so far not on the level of the Bollywood cover.”
Safran also addresses what was like replacing Theresa Rebeck and heading into a second season: “Coming into a show second season where there was so much discussion about positives and negatives about the first season gives you that rare chance to step back and go, ‘What can I change?’ So we were able to [revisit] things like the scarves. We address it head on.” Finally, he wanted to let fans know that things are not going to drastically change and he wanted to remain loyal to the overall feeling of the show: “As a viewer, I really loved the show. It’s literally just reaching in and moving the tiny pieces that weren’t connecting, the gears that weren’t fully aligned. But it’s small shifts. If you loved Smash last year, you are not seeing a radically different show. And that was important to me because I loved Smash last year.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Safran in the recent issue of Entertainment Weekly. What do you think of the behind-the-scenes video? What do you think of the interview with Josh Safran? Are you looking forward to season two of Smash? Also – take a look at this new cast poster that features cast members from season one and new cast members being introduced on the show during season two!
NBC recently announced the midseason premiere dates for some of their hit shows. Community is going to be premiering on Thursday, February 7, 2012 at 8 p.m, The hit musical drama, Smash, will be returning Tuesday, February 5 , and Revolution will be returning Monday, March 25. Season two of Whitney is debuting Wednesday, November 14 and will be replacing Animal Practice.
Series premiere dates were also announced for the mystery soap Deception, (January 7), a White House-set comedy 1600 Penn (January 10), and a reality series produced by Eva Longoria called, Ready for Love (March 31).
Finally, starting January 17, Parks and Recreation will be moving to 8:30 p.m. Up All Night is going to go on hiatus as it is going to be making a shift from being filmed on a single-camera to being filmed with multiple cameras and shot in front of a live audience.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
According to an article on Deadline, actor Jesse L. Martin has landed a reoccurring role on NBC’s hit musical television drama Smash. He will be playing a character named Scott Welker whom is an Artistic Director of a theater company and he has history with a couple of the other characters on the show. Other guest stars that will be joining Smash this season include Jennifer Hudson, Sean Hayes, and Jeremy Jordan.
Martin’s previous film and television credits include Law and Order, Rent (2005), and he was most recently in Joyful Noise. Plus, he is heavily involved in Broadway shows and he great credentials as he was also an original cast member the musical Rent.
Do you think Jesse L. Martin will make a good edition to the cast of Smash? Are you looking forward to season two?
The Broadway actress Krysta Rodriguez has been signed on to Smash as a series regular for the second season. She will be playing a character named Ana and is Karen’s (Katherine McPhee) “fun and spunky new roommate” who’s also “an ensemble member in Broadway shows trying to make her mark.” It makes sense that Karen would find a roommate because last season she lived with her boyfriend, Dev (played by Raza Jaffrey), and he is going to be exiting the show early-on in season two.
Rodriguez played Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family musical and has appeared in several other productions. Do you think that Ana will end up being competition for Karen (McPhee) and Ivy (Hilty)? Are you excited about these new characters that are being cast for season two?
It was recently announced that Dreamgirls’ Jennifer Hudson has been cast in a multi-episode arc as a Broadway star. An Entertainment Weekly article gives some detail about her character and what is to be expected in the second season:
“NBC’s Smash is getting another American Idol veteran. Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson is joining NBC’s musical drama for a multi-episode arc next season.
Hudson will portray “Veronica Moore,” who’s described as a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (fellow Idol vet Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty). “This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business and that’s a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it.”
Hudson won an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirlsand picked up a Grammy for her self-titled debut album. Added executive producer Steven Spielberg: “First Dreamgirls, now Smash. I have no doubt Jennifer will continue to deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC.”
Smash, one of several NBC shows getting a new showrunner next season, is expected to return to the network’s schedule in early 2013.”
Do you think Hudson will do a good job on the show? Are you looking forward to seeing her on the show?
NBC and The Hollywood Reporter have released some behind the scenes images from the Smash finale “Bombshell.” I am currently keeping a look out for any casting news for Season Two and I will try to keep all you fans updated.
What do you think of these images? Are you looking forward to Season Two?