Jessica Williams, Chris Powell Board ‘Love Life’ Season 2 at HBO Max, Show Adds New Co-Showrunner

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Jessica Williams and Chris “Comedian CP” Powell have joined “Love Life” Season 2 at HBO Max.

The pair joins William Jackson Harper, who will star in Season 2 of the anthology series. In addition, Rachelle Williams has come onboard as executive producer and co-showrunner alongside Sam Boyd and Bridget Bedard, while Janet Hubert, Jordan Rock and Maya Kazan have joined the show as well.

Season 2 focuses on Marcus Watkins” (Harper) as he comes out of a years-long relationship with the woman he thought was going to be his person. The rug pulled out from under him, he is plunged back into the search for the romantic fulfillment that he thought he had already found.

Williams (“2 Dope Queens,” “Booksmart,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3”) will star as Mia Hines, the beautiful, intelligent and somewhat unknowable object of Marcus’s affection. After forming a connection early in the season, she challenges Marcus’s ideas about himself and how he moves through the world.

Powell (“Ole Bud’s ANU Football Weekly,” “Detroiters,” “Oaklandia”) will play the charming and gregarious Yogi, who is committed to his girlfriend and two children, but lives vicariously through Marcus’s exploits, offering unsolicited advice.

Hubert (“Fresh Prince,” “The Last O.G.”) will appear in a recurring role as Donna Watkins, Marcus’s mother. Rock (“Love,” “Big Time Adolescence,” The After Party”) will recur as Trae Lang, a confident, young writer who is resistant to Marcus’s notes and feedback on his debut novel. Kazan (“The Knick,” “Mosaic”) guest stars as Emily Hexton, Marcus’s well-meaning and supportive wife, whom he met in grad school before the two of them moved to New York together.

Season 1 star and series executive producer Anna Kendrick will also appear in Season 2 along with Zoë Chao, Peter Vack and Nick Thune.

Jessica Williams is repped by UTA, B. Company and Morris Yorn. Powell is repped by CAA, Artists First and Morris Yorn. Hubert is repped by DGRW. Rock is repped by APA, Artists First and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Kazan is repped by Gersh and Principal Entertainment. Rachelle Williams is repped by Kaplan-Stahler Agency, Echo Lake Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

Rachelle Williams, Sam Boyd, and Bridget Bedard serve as co-showrunners and executive producers, with Kendrick, Harper, Paul Feig and Dan Magnante also executive producing. “Love Life” is produced by Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment.