Girls5Eva is coming back with its second season and the girls have a new album with a little help from a record label owned by the Property Brothers.
They will be joined this season by Amy Sedaris and Neil Flynn, who have signed up to play the parents of Busy Phillips’ Summer.
At Deadline’s SXSW studio, showrunner and executive producer Meredith Scardino said that Sedaris was one of her heroes and called The Middle star Flynn “hilarious”.
“We have so many amazing guest actors that came by to help out this season,” she added.
The second season is set to launch on May 5. It stars Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell and Philipps as a 90s girl group sensation reuniting for a second run at fame. The first season saw a few ups and downs as they struggled to get back to their place on the A-list. The second season sees Bareilles’ Dawn, Elise Goldsberry’s Wickie, Pell’s Gloria and Philipps’ Summer enter ‘album mode’ and embark on making their first studio album on their own terms.
“I like underdog stories. This ragtag group of ladies trying to find their pop star dreams… they would never skyrocket to being Lady Gaga or four JLos. It was important to keep that underdog energy alive, that’s realistic, it’s a hard business and an ageist business,” added Scardino.
Bareilles added, “I felt like there were so many moments that popped this season.”
Peacock will debut three episodes at launch and it will then be released weekly. The first season of the show had all eight episodes dropped in one go.
Filmed in New York, Girls5eva, which launched on the streamer in May 2021, is produced by Universal Television and is exec produced by Scardino, Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Jeff Richmond, who is in charge of the criminally catchy songs, David Miner, and Eric Gurian.
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