BET has announced the second season pickup of Lena Waithe’s semi-autobiographical “Twenties”, which features Waite as Gibbs as Hattie, a queer black girl who is chasing her dreams of being a screenwriter in Los Angeles alongside her two best friends, Marie and Nia, played by Christina Elmore (“Insecure”) and Gabrielle Graham (“Possessor”). While they live separate lives, the girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties and test the limits of diversity, love and inclusion.
Season one guest stars included Jenifer Lewis (“black-ish”), Sean “Big Sean” Anderson, Rick Fox, Vanessa Williams, Seth Green, Iman Shumpert, Kym Whitley, Chuey Martinez, Marsha Thomason, and Nazanin Mandi.
“It took a long time to get this show on the air, but it was absolutely worth the wait,” said Waithe. “I needed this phenomenal cast and crew to make it happen. I’m looking forward to continuing this journey with this amazing group of people and our incredible viewers.”
Added BET president Scott Mills, “The first season of Twenties, led by the incredible Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham, was a joy to watch in every sense. BET has always been about empowering and elevating black stories and we’re so excited to see where Lena Waithe and [showrunner] Susan Fales-Hill’s remarkable vision takes us in the second season.”
The number of new episodes ordered for “Twenties” has not been confirmed. Eight episodes were produced in the first season.