With the arrival of Sean Hayes, Jennifer Hudson, and a slew of other actors, you can expect “Smash” season 2 to be a show with at least a somewhat-different DNA. Gone are some much-maligned characters like Ellis and Dev, and in are some fresh styles, fewer dream sequences, and hopefully some storylines that are more consistent with what we would expect to see from a show that drew so much hype going into season 1.
So what is the show’s new executive producer in Josh Safran saying about what is coming up when the show returns to NBC in February? While the former “Gossip Girl” showrunner is promising to Entertainment Weekly that there will be changes, do not expect them to be as sweeping as you would otherwise imagine given some of the criticism of the story the first time around:
“As a viewer, I really loved the show. It’s literally just reaching in and moving the tiny pieces that weren’t connecting, the gears that weren’t fully aligned. But it’s small shifts. If you loved Smash last year, you are not seeing a radically different show. And that was important to me because I loved Smash last year.”
While some skeptics may not like this quote, we adore it for one simple reason: he is being cognizant of the fact that this show was still loved by millions of people last year, and he wants them to know that this will be a show that still caters to them, while at the same time bringing something new to the table.
What are you hoping to see happen on season 2, and are you excited to see the story unfold now? If you want to take a deeper look at Hudson’s character, all you have to do is head on over to the link here.