Starz’s ‘Run The World’ Adds Tika Sumpter, Cree Summer and 3 More to Season 2 Cast
Starz announced that Run the world added new characters for season 2.
Tika Sumpter, Comedian CP and Isha Blaaker will join the cast in recurring roles, while Cree Summer Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins will guest star for the new season.
Sumpter will play Naomi, “Amari’s biological mother who has returned from the Navy. With the reassurance of a military officer, she immediately resumes her position in Amari’s life, leaving Sondi to wonder about her place in this new family dynamics.
CP will play Preston Thurgood, “the multimillionaire creator of Prestify, who doesn’t need to make airs.”
Blaaker will play Phillip Houston, “Whitney’s business school rival who returns from London after his own breakup. His sexy British arrogance has troubled Whitney and their chemistry is high.”
Summer is Dr. Monica Mitchell, “the wise and confident new women’s therapist. She allows Whitney, Renee and Sondi to pick up where they left off with their retired therapist, Dr. Nancy. The direct, honest approach Monica’s personal experience empowers ladies to open up and work through their relationship issues, as well as admit that they were somehow about to get advice from a white woman.”
Featherson-Jenkins is India Blue, “a beautiful, confident, cool and incredibly successful singer/songwriter/producer. India has worked closely with Jason and is now looking to turn that ‘collaboration’ into something more, despite the prior relationship. of Renee and Jason.”
Run the world follows “a group of smart, funny, and dynamic 30-something black women—fiercely loyal best friends—who live, work, and play in Harlem. As they strive for world domination, they each navigate Career ups and downs, encounters and heartbreaks that cause them to reevaluate who they are and where they’re going. At its core, it’s a genuine, unapologetic show about enviable friendship, not just survival – but on prosperity together.
The returning cast includes Amber Stevens West, Bresha Webb, Corbin Reid, Stephen Bishop, Tosin Morohunfola. Erika Alexander and Nick Sagar return as recurring cast members and Jay Walker and Tonya Pinkins return as guest stars.
Run the world is produced by Lionsgate Television. Rachelle Williams-BenAry is the season 2 showrunner.