Developed by noted English playwright-screenwriter Peter Moffat of ‘Undercover’ fame, ‘Your Honor’ is a dark and enthralling legal drama television series on the roster of Showtime. Based on the Israeli television series ‘Kvodo,’ the show’s story revolves around a New Orleans judge named Michael and his son, Adam, as they plunge themselves into a web of lies and misery. After Adam accidentally kills a teenager in a hit-and-run incident, Adam’s father asks him to turn himself in before the court of law. However, the judge changes his mind after discovering the victim to be the son of a mafia kingpin.
He attempts to tamper with the evidence, but the act would have devastating implications for him and his son. Following the show’s premiere in 2020, it has spawned a sole season, garnering average reviews from fans and critics. It has received praise for the performances and the atmosphere and has also garnered a dedicated fanbase. In case you’re eager to learn whether the show will return for a second season, we’ve got you covered!
Your Honor Season 2 Release Date
‘Your Honor’ season 1 premiered on December 6, 2020, on Showtime, with the season finale being aired on February 14, 2021. The first season packs 10 episodes with runtimes ranging between 52 and 63 minutes per episode.
As far as another season is concerned, here’s everything we know. Although the show was initially conceived as a miniseries, the favorable reception motivated the makers and the network to shed the limited series label and extend the show as a regular series. On August 24, 2021, roughly six months after the premiere of the first season’s finale, the show was picked up by Showtime for a second season.
“We were blown away by ‘Your Honor’ … by the power of Peter’s storytelling, by the depth of Bryan’s performance, and by the overwhelming reaction from our subscribers who watched in record numbers,” stated Gary Levine, Co-President of Entertainment for Showtime upon the renewal of the show. “Imagine our delight when we learned that Peter believed he had more story to tell and Bryan felt he had more depths to plumb. So, along with its millions of fans, I am gleefully shouting ‘Encore!’”
The writing and pre-production for season 2 are underway, but we have no update regarding the commencement of filming. However, we hope that the crew will return to the set at the beginning of 2022. Following the filming pattern of the first season, it will take around 5-6 months for the production team to wrap up the shoot. Therefore, barring any unexpected delays, we may expect season 2 to premiere sometime in Q3 2022.
Your Honor Season 2 Cast: Who is in it?
We have no update regarding changes in the cast, but hopefully, all of the core cast members will be on board for the second haul. In the lead cast ensemble, we will possibly see Bryan Cranston reprising the role of Michael Desiato, alongside Hunter Doohan, who will perhaps reprise the character of Adam Desiato (that is, if the character survives the fatal trauma of the first season’s finale). In other prominent roles, we expect to see Michael Stuhlbarg (Jimmy Baxter), Hope Davis (Gina Baxter), Sofia Black-D’Elia (Frannie Latimer), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Charlie Figaro), and Carmen Ejogo (Lee Delamere).
Additionally, hopefully taking up various recurring roles will be Andrene Ward-Hammond (Big Mo), Margo Martindale (Elizabeth Guthrie), Benjamin Flores Jr. (Eugene Jones), Maura Tierney (Fiona McKee), Amy Landecker (Nancy Costello), Jimi Stanton (Carlo Baxter), and Chet Hanks (Joey Maldini). However, following his character’s tragic fate in the first season, Lamar Johnson will not reprise the role of Kofi Jones.
Your Honor Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
The taut season finale changes a lot of equations and posits a lot of questions before the audience. It raises more questions than can be answered. The episode begins with Elizabeth divulging to Adam about his mother’s extramarital affair. In another development, Lee confides in Big Mo about her belief that Kofi is innocent. During the trial, Carlo takes the stand and convinces the jury that he killed Rocco in self-defense.
However, Fiona does not believe in Carlo’s testimonial. The carefully constructed lies of Adam and Michael fall apart as Nancy and Charlie separately sniff out the fabrications. Lee has an epiphany about Adam assailing Rocco, and she confronts Michael. The latter does not let Eugene testify, while Eugene attempts to eliminate Carlo at the party. In a turn of events, Eugene unintentionally ends up shooting Adam instead.
The second season will presumably take off from the criminal cliffhanger finale of the first season. The most glaring question at the end of the first season is whether Adam is dead or alive. In the final moments, karma finally gets hold of Adam as he is accidentally shot by Kofi’s brother Eugene. Vengeance only breeds more revenge and lies only manufacture more lies. The cautionary tale of lies and innocence will become more prominent in the second season.
Hopefully, Adam will come out of the situation alive, but that will not be the end of it. Sooner or later, he will get his due payment for his heinous deed. By the end of the first season, Nancy, Charlie, and Lee all know parts of the truth, and Michael will have to take the brunt of saving his prodigal son. Michael and Adam will have to face some more issues on their own, and the father-son relationship may be damaged as season 2 moves forward. Rest assured, the season will veer towards a darker territory as the tensions keep skyrocketing.
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