'All Rise' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the CBS legal drama

When Season 2 returns, the show starring Simone Missick and Wilson Bethel will reflect the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement


                            'All Rise' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the CBS legal drama
'All Rise' (CBS)

During the 2019 fall season, in its effort to bolster diversity on its network, CBS launched four new shows featuring Black leads, including 'All Rise', 'Bob Hearts Abishola', 'Magnum PI', and 'The Neighborhood'. 'All Rise' is a legal procedural drama focusing on a newly appointed judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick) after she had a successful stint as the Deputy District Attorney. The second season of the show is set to premiere on CBS in November and will be doing so with a reflection of the real world in 2020. Read on to know more details about the second season of 'All Rise'.

Release date

The second season of 'All Rise' will premiere on CBS on Monday, November 16, at 9/8c.

Plot

In the first season of 'All Rise', the series followed the chaotic, hopeful, and somewhat absurd lives of legal professionals like judges, prosecutors, bailiffs, and so forth. The show focuses on Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick) who is a newly-appointed judge following a successful stint as a Deputy District Attorney. Lola will show that there is more to a judge than just sitting behind the desk and will actively bring out her humanity while flashing her legal chops, thus challenging the expectations of what a judge should be. Lola will also continue working with her best friend who also happens to be Deputy District Attorney Mark Callan (Wilson Bethel). 

When the second season returns, the show will accurately reflect the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the Black Lives Matter protests. When Season 2 begins, not only are the characters of CBS' courtroom drama dealing with COVID-19 (Samantha Marie Ware's legal clerk Ness Johnson is brought on to help with the backlog as a result), they're also tackling police protests.

The synopsis for the Season 2 two-part premiere states, "Lola and Mark try to rebuild their friendship after Mark witnessed Lola being detained during a protest while defending a teen girl amid an escalating encounter with police," the logline for the first part reads. We'll learn what happened that night and see the long-lasting effects on Lola, Mark, public defender Emily Lopez (Jessica Camacho), clerk Luke Watkins (J. Alex Brinson), and all those involved through flashbacks."

Cast

Simone Missick

Simone Missick (Getty Images)

Missick is best known for her role as Detective Missy Knight in 'Luke Cage', 'Iron Fist', and 'The Defenders'. 

Wilson Bethel

Wilson Bethel (Getty Images)

Wilson Bethel is best known for his role as Wade Kinsella in 'Hart of Dixie'. He also played Agent Benjamin “Dex” Poindexter in Netflix's 'Daredevil'.

Marg Helgenberger

Marg Helgenberger (Getty Images)

Marg Helgenberger is known for her roles in 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', 'Under the Dome', and 'Erin Brockovich'.

Jessica Camacho

Jessica Camacho (Getty Images)

Jessica Camacho played the recurring role of Gypsy in 'The Flash' and starred in Netflix's sci-fi thriller 'Another Life'.

'All Rise' also stars J. Alex Brinson as Luke Watkins, Lindsay Mendez as Sara Castillo, Ruthie Ann Miles as Sherri Kansky, Lindsey Gort as Amy Quinn, and Audrey Corsa as Samantha Powell.

Showrunner

Greg Spottiswood

The show was created by Greg Spottiswood. Spottiswood is an actor and director. His writing credits include 'Frontier'. He also serves as executive producer with Dee Harris-Lawrence.

Trailer

There is no trailer for the second season of 'All Rise' yet but keep watching this space for immediate updates!

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