Two days before the season one finale, the news is finally out: “Graceland” has been renewed for a second season. (This, after Jeff Eastin tweeted a hint that it would happen.) According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new USA Network series is the summer’s top [new] scripted series on cable with an average of 4.3 million total viewers. Check out what USA president Chris McCumber said of the renewal:
“Jeff Eastin has once again delivered for USA Network. ‘Graceland”s brilliant serialized storytelling mixed with striking cinematography and a captivating ensemble cast has clearly resonated with a wide audience. We’re proud to be the home of summer’s top new cable drama and anticipate ‘Graceland’ will be a long-term player for the network.”
Daniel Sunjata will be in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Macbeth until January, so the second season of “Graceland” won’t start shooting until after the fact. There’s also no word yet on whether or not it will continue filming in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area. I’ll, of course, update if/when more information comes in.
Congratulations to the cast and crew for the renewal. Can’t wait to see the show back in 2014!