Nia Long and Brian Baumgartner join Hand of God Season 2
James R | On 01, May 2016
Amazon’s Hand of God returns later this year for a second season – and it’s growing its cast to fit.
Two new faces will appear in the streaming service’s original drama, about a corrupt judge, 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 his ventilator-bound son.
Nia Long (The Best Man) will play Isadora Williams, whom Deadline describes as “a tough but charming journalist who has a history with Mayor Robert ‘Bobo’ Boston (Andre Royo)”. The Office’s Brian Baumgartner, meanwhile, will play Dr. Olonari, a “successful and eccentric brain specialist”.
“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 Hand of God’s first season. “Held aloft by the volatile presence of Perlman, Hand of God emerges as a confident production that asks such questions with wide-ranging conviction… Despite the occasional flicker of doubt, the show works in mysterious ways.”
Season 1 of the show is available on Amazon Prime Video, with Season 2 announced at the same time as Amazon’s renewal of its period comedy, Red Oaks, starring Craig Roberts.