Woke fans, it’s time to get rewoke for the popular Hulu series from the minds of Marshall Todd and Keith Knight is offering a closer looking the upcoming season two with a fresh batch of images while we wait for the April 8th season two premiere.
In season one, viewers followed cartoonist Keef Knight (Lamorne Morris) who spends much of his career “keeping it light,” until Keef has a complete shift in perspective after a racially motivated incident.
What follows is a story that blends the real and fantastical, as his cartoon-oriented mind becomes “woke,” with inanimate objects coming to life, often highlighting microaggressions he deals with daily.
In season two, cartoonist Keef Knight is now a popular activist on the rise, but he’s facing a world where “woke” has become big business. Can Keef and his friends bring about real change, or is it just about the dollar$? And can Keef navigate this new world without destroying what he’s become? Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, Woke continues to upend Black nerd and activist culture, deftly satirizing with a wink and a smile.
The series stars Lamorne Morris, Blake Anderson, T. Murph, Sasheer Zamata and JB Smoove. Also joining the cast in a guest role is Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Clovis’ estranged father. Described as stubborn and hard-nosed, Whitlock Jr.’s character is a “former Black Panther turned sovereign citizen,” who butts heads with his son often over his absence in his son’s life and conspiracy theories. However, the two are able to find common ground in one thing: ribbing Keef.
Check out the images for a closer look of Woke season 2 and check out our interview with Lamorne Morris and T. Murph.