Hand of God Season 2 gets a trailer
James R | On 15, Feb 2017
Hand of God’s second and final season has got itself a trailer.
Created and written by Ben Watkins (Burn Notice), the show returns with Ron Perlman reprising his role as Judge Pernell Harris. The hard-living, law-bending king of San Vicente, Judge Maximum has finally hit bottom as he faces trial for the murder of a cop. While his visions and the ghost of his dead son will slowly lead Pernell through a conspiracy that is bigger than he could have imagined, they will threaten his relationship with his wife and everything he holds dear. This season, Judge Maximum must fight on two fronts – to restore his sanity and gain his freedom.
Hand of God also stars Dana Delany (Body of Proof) as the Judge’s wife, Crystal Harris, who is on a mission to secure her son’s legacy, Andre Royo (The Wire) as the smart-yet-slick mayor Robert Boston, Garret Dillahunt (Justified) as KD, the born-again sociopath whose violent tendencies are exploited by Pernell, Emayatzy Corinealdi (Roots) as Pernell’s former call girl and confidante, Tessie, Alona Tal (Supernatural) as Pernell’s grieving daughter-in-law, Jocelyn Harris, Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars) as the morally questionable preacher Paul Curtis, and Elizabeth McLaughlin (Betrayal) as the preacher’s sultry girlfriend, Alicia.
This season the cast is joined by Linda Gray (Dallas), Nia Long (The Best Man) and Brian Baumgartner (The Office).
Watkins, Marc Forster (World War Z), Perlman, Brian Wilkins (All I See is You) and Craig Siebels (Burn Notice) return behind the camera as Executive Producers of Hand of God, with Jillian Kugler (World War Z) as co-Executive Producer.
“We are excited to give Prime members the answers to the mysteries of Hand of God season one,” says Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama, Amazon Studios. “We are hopeful that this final chapter will be a satisfying one for fans of the series.”
All 10 episodes will be available globally on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 10th March. Here’s the teaser:
Hand of God Season 2 to air in March
9th February 2017
Hand of God Season 2 will air in March, Amazon has announced.
The show, which was created and written by Ben Watkins (Burn Notice), stars Ron Perlman as the honourable justice Pernell Harris. Once the hard-living, law-bending king of San Vicente, the judge has finally hit bottom. Still haunted by his son PJ, now he’s facing trial for the murder of a cop. If that wasn’t enough, Pernell’s visions have returned, further threatening his relationship with his wife.
Hand of God also stars Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Garret Dillahunt (Justified) and Andre Royo (The Wire), with Nia Long, Brian Baumgartner and Faye Dunaway also joining the congregation.
“By the end of Episode 2, the series has begun to tackle everything from religion and politics to rape and the right to life. Most TV shows wouldn’t dare to aim for such big topics all at the same time,” we wrote in our review of the show, which had a mixed reception when it first premiered.
The show was renewed for Season 2 shortly after its first season in 2015, but since then, the online giant has cooled on the project, quietly choosing not to commission a third season of the drama.
Season 2 will premiere on Friday 10th March. It will not premiere again.
Hand of God’s second season will be its last
15th September 2016
Hand of God’s second season will be its last, with Amazon calling time on the Ron Perlman drama.
THR reports that the streaming service will not renew its show past it sophomore run. The drama follows a hard-living, law-bending judge (Perlman), who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart. With no real evidence to go on, Pernell begins to rely on visions he believes are being sent by God through Pernell’s ventilator-bound son.
The show was renewed in December for a second run, with the show since converting Nia Long, Brian Baumgartner and Faye Dunaway to members of its ensemble. Season 2 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2017. The series, created by Burn Notice’s Ben Watkins, will stop there.
The decision is the second surprise cancellation of the day, after Netflix confirmed that it would not renew Bloodline past its third season. Amazon, though, has more of a precedent when it comes to axeing its original productions: the show has already chosen not to continue Shawn Ryan’s remake of Mad Dogs and quietly left behind its poor debut comedies Betas and Alpha House. Indeed, Amazon’s slate is looking more impressive these days, with original dramas that include David E. Kelley’s Goliath, Good Girls Revolt, The Collection and The Man in the High Castle. While streaming services have become known for their creative freedom, budgets can only stretch so far.