SEASON TWO OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMEDY SERIES "THIS CLOSE" TO PREMIERE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 ON SUNDANCETV
Season Two Guest Stars Include Marcia Cross, Camryn Manheim, Steven Weber, Austin Nichols, Lisa Rinna, Margaret Cho and Millicent Simmonds
"funny and poignant in ways we haven't seen before"
- Mike Hale / The New York Times
NEW YORK, NY - May 7, 2019 - SundanceTV announced today that season two of the critically acclaimed dramedy series This Close, created, written by and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, will premiere on Thursday, September 12 at 9:00p.m. PT/midnight ET. The expanded second season, featuring eight, half-hour episodes, will air with two back-to-back episodes on Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13 and the following week on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20. This season will also air on Sundance Now, AMC Network's premium video streaming service.
Season two of the Peabody and GLAAD Award nominated series will feature all new guest stars including Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives), Camryn Manheim (Waco), Steven Weber (Channel Zero), Austin Nichols (The Walking Dead), Lisa Rinna (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Margaret Cho (Bright) and Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place). They will join guest stars Zach Gilford, Colt Prattes, Marlee Matlin, Cheryl Hines, Nyle DiMarco and Moshe Kasher who will reprise their roles from season one.
The groundbreaking original dramedy explores universal and relatable themes of love and friendship between two best friends living in Los Angeles - in its many permutations. In season two of This Close, Kate (Stern) and Michael (Feldman) are determined to reboot their friendship. But what's that they say about best laid plans? Kate's past returns to haunt her in surprising ways as she finds her voice at work. Michael tries to walk the straight and narrow path, but everyone sees the truth except for him. With the return of old flames and distant parents, Kate and Michael are going to have to lean on each other or fall apart.
This Close is executive produced by Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa for Killer Films, Mary Pat Bentel and Paul Young, along with Stern and Feldman. Super Deluxe serves as the studio for the Sundance Now Original production.
Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R) and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world's most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundancetv.com, on demand and mobile.
About Sundance Now
Sundance Now is AMC Networks' premium streaming service, offering original and exclusive dramas, comedies, and true crime series, in addition to award-winning movies from every genre, including foreign-language and documentary features - all streaming commercial-free. Built on the Sundance legacy and curated by acclaimed filmmakers and cultural icons, Sundance Now is proud to present an extensive array of entertainment for a passionate and intellectually curious audience.
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About Super Deluxe
Super Deluxe is a premium, multi-platform entertainment company with the most engaging and fastest-growing channels targeted at creative youth. Known for developing culturally-relevant characters and story formats that resonate with loyal fan bases, the company produces an ecosystem of content, from scripted and unscripted TV shows to Webby Award-winning short-form videos and social media, interactive live programming, creative tech products, and branded campaigns. In 2018, Super Deluxe will have seven TV shows on Netflix, TBS, Facebook, AMC's Sundance Now, and more. The Los Angeles Times has described the company as shaping the future of television and Fast Company has named it one of Hollywood's 10 Most Innovative Companies.