Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) is set to guest star in Season 2 of “Abbott Elementary” which premieres on ABC on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT and streams the next day on Hulu.
Lauren Weedman (Euphoria) and Keyla Monterroso Mejia (Curb Your Enthusiasm) will also guest star in the second season.
According to The Wrap, Odom Jr. will portray Draemond, the owner of a string of charter schools in the area who pays a visit to Abbott. Weedman is playing Kristin Marie, a tough-talking teacher from a neighboring school who bears a striking resemblance to one of Abbott’s own (ahem, Lisa Ann Walter’s Melissa Schemmenti). Mejia is Ashley, a teacher’s aide at Abbott Elementary whose go-with-the-flow personality contributes to classroom chaos.
“Abbot Elementary” is a workplace comedy following a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal —as they navigate the Philadelphia public school system. Despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life, and though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.
The series stars Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, Sheryl Lee Ralph and William Stanford Davis.
The show just picked up three Emmy wins including Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Brunson.
You can watch the trailer for Season 2 below:
The first season of “Abbott Elementary” is available to stream on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ in several countries including Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Source: The Wrap