The first season of Starz’s new crime thriller “Hightown” premiered on May 17, 2020. Jackie Quinones, a National Marine Fisheries Service Agent with a long history of substance addiction and self-sabotaging practices, is played by Monica Raymund from “Chicago Fire.”
Jackie discovers the body of a deceased lady on the beach one day in Provincetown, Massachusetts, which leads to a police inquiry into the area’s intense organized crime and drug business.
Jackie becomes engrossed with the case and begins to try to change her ways, albeit it’s a struggle. She begins working with Detective Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale), who is obsessed with the investigation and believes it is all connected to a drug lord named Frankie Cuevas Sr (Amaury Nolasco). “Hightown” also stars Riley Voelkel, Dohn Norwood, and Atkins Estimond, among others, and has an 80 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.
Official Trailer | Hightown Season 2
While the first season of “Hightown” concludes with a number of huge surprises, Starz promptly renewed the crime drama for a second season, ensuring that viewers won’t have to wait long to find out what happens next with Jackie, Ray, and the other characters. Here’s all we know about Season 2 of “Hightown” so far.
When will Hightown Season 2 be released?
The second season of “Hightown” is almost upon us, which is great news for fans. The popular crime show is set to premiere on Starz on October 17, 2021. (Deadline). The first episode will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with new episodes airing every week at the same time. Season 2 will have ten episodes in total, two more than the first season’s eight.
Season 2 of “Hightown” will air alongside Starz’s new drama “BMF,” which stands for Black Mafia Family. The new show, starring Ajiona Alexus, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Myles Truitt, and others, will premiere on September 26, 2021. Other popular Starz shows include “Outlander,” a fantasy time travel drama now in its sixth season, “P-Valley,” a strip club drama set in the Mississippi Delta, and “Heels,” a professional wrestling drama starring Stephen Amell.
Who will be in the Hightown Season 2 cast?
The majority of the main cast from Season 1 of “Hightown” will return, including Raymund and Dale as Jackie and Ray, the two main characters who have switched roles for Season 2. Jackie is offered the chance to become a real cop and do some good at the end of the first season, which she accepts.
Ray’s entire world, on the other hand, is shattered when Renee, an informant who he falls in love with and who is played by Voelkel, betrays him and reveals their relationship to the other cops. Ray loses his job as a result, and the police begin an investigation into his activities.
Renee will also return in the second season to cause more havoc, having finally chosen the side of her boyfriend (possibly husband) and the father of her child, Frankie, who has recently been released from prison and is quickly resuming his criminal activities.
This time, however, Frankie must deal with Osito (Estimond), his second-in-command, who had skewed loyalties at the end of Season 1. Shane Harper, who was a main cast member of Season 1, will not be back because his character Junior dies in the penultimate episode of the first season.
Luis Guzmán will play Frankie’s cousin Jorge, Jona Xiao will play Daisy, Charline St. Charles will play Saintille’s wife Henriette, and Dominic L. Santana will play Chuleta, a man who works for Frankie and Jorge as muscle.
What can we expect from Season 2 of Hightown?
In Season 2, Jackie is a full-fledged cop who is hell-bent on apprehending Frankie, the man she holds responsible for Junior’s death. Ray is no longer a cop, but he still wants to bring Frankie down, and without the law to restrain him, there’s no telling what he’ll do to get the job done.
The official logline reads, “Leslie (Glanz), the only other female on the force, becomes Jackie’s new partner. Jackie must maintain her sobriety while navigating an ocean of secrets, betrayal, and the shame and failure of her past.” Both Jackie and Ray are likely to succumb to their emotions, but hopefully, they will be able to stay on track moving forward.
Frankie is expected to reach “a new level of violence and chaos” with his cousin Jorge by his side, but his path will not be easy. Despite the fact that Renee appears to have chosen his side, she may come to regret her decision and use her close relationship with Frankie against him, while Osito is sure to sabotage the drug lord’s plans.