The show’s creator, Katori Hall, gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the Starz stripper drama will handle the epidemic — and the power struggle between Hailey and Uncle Clifford. Sure, the wait isn’t over — the critically acclaimed Starz stripper drama doesn’t return until June 3 — but EW has an exclusive first look at the next season of P-second Valley, complete with first-look photos and a tantalising official synopsis:
When darkness falls on Chucalissa, everyone, including their mother, must fight tooth and nail to survive. Others dig in their stilettos and fight to the death, while some dare to soar to dangerous new heights. Back at the Pynk, Autumn and Uncle Clifford compete for the title, while new blood shakes up the locker room.
Meanwhile, as the casino’s fate hangs in the balance, the local political machine swings into overdrive. In these odd times, death and disaster lurk around every corner.
According to the teaser trailer, the smash Starz series “P-Valley” returns for Season 2 on June 3, promising a “whole new dance” for the top spot at the Mississippi strip club. Take a peek at the video below for more information.
The colourful story of a club dealing with the dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic while also unravelling a noir-ish murder conspiracy is directed by Katori Hall, the show’s creator and executive producer. According to the official storyline, Season 2 begins when darkness descends upon Chucalissa, forcing everyone to struggle for survival. Others dig in their stilettos and fight to the death, while some dare to soar to dangerous new heights. At The Pynk, Autumn (Elarica Johnson) and Uncle Clifford (Nicco Annan) compete for the title, while new blood mixes things up in the locker room. Meanwhile, as the casino’s fate hangs in the balance, the local political machine swings into overdrive. In these odd times, death and disaster lurk around every corner.
Uncle Clifford snarls in the trailer, “You may be the owner, but you ain’t the boss.” Brandee Evans, Shannon Thornton, and Alphonse Nicholson reprise their roles, while newcomers John Clarence Stewart, Miracle Watts, Shamika Cotton, Gail Bean, and Psalms Salazar join the cast. The show is based on playwright Hall’s play “Pussy Valley,” and the showrunner previously told Entertainment Weekly that after the first season’s cliffhanger finale, fans would get answers. 2
“With ‘P-Valley,’ there are so many stories to tell, and every season we vary the story,” Hall added. “In addition to the sense of darkness descending into Chucalissa, each and every individual is haunted – plagued by their faults, haunted by their past.” And I believe we’ll all see how an actual and symbolic haunting occurs both within and outside the Pynk”.