Showtime's Shameless season 9 trailer is out and it looks more politically charged than ever
For the upcoming season, the story starts off on a turbulent note. As political fervor hits the South Side, and the Gallaghers take justice into their own hands.
'Shameless' is coming back for the 9th season and from the looks of the trailer, it seems like it will be a hell of a season. Hitting screens later this year, the Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy starrer is one of the longest-running shows for the network. The series depicts the dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher (Macy), a single father of six children. While he spends his days drunk or in search of misadventures, his kids learn to take care of themselves. He has six kids - Fiona, Lip, Debbie, Liam, Carl, and Sammi but not Ian. He pays little attention to his children on a daily basis but swoops in like Superman everytime there's something crazy going on. He's a contrast of a character - he is supercharged when it comes to political and social issues but makes a living trying to cheat people off their money. Macy's performance has earned him multiple awards and accolades through the years for this show, including a Screen Actors Guild award and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Watch the trailer below:
For the upcoming season, the story starts off on a turbulent note. As political fervor hits the South Side, and the Gallaghers take justice into their own hands. Frank (Macy) sees a financial opportunity in campaigning and decides to give voice to the underrepresented South Side working man. Fiona (Rossum) tries to build on her success with her apartment building and takes an expensive gamble hoping to catapult herself into the upper echelons. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) distracts himself from the challenges of sobriety by taking in Eddie’s niece, Xan (Amirah Johnson). Ian (Cameron Monaghan) faces the consequences of his crimes as the Gay Jesus movement takes a destructive turn.
Debbie (Emma Kenney) fights for equal pay and combats harassment, and her efforts lead her to an unexpected realization. Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) sets his sights on West Point and prepares himself for cadet life. Liam (Christian Isaiah) must develop a new skill set to survive outside of his cushy private school walls. Kevin (Steve Howey) and V (Shanola Hampton) juggle the demands of raising the twins with running the Alibi as they attempt to transform the bar into a socially conscious business.
This season is also special to the show in terms of hitting new milestones - it will feature the show’s 100th episode in week four. The show has been created by Paul Abbott and produced by Bonanza Productions in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television, while it has been developed by John Wells and the series executive produced by Wells and Nancy M. Pimental. The new season for 'Shameless' is currently in production in Los Angeles and will premiere on September 9, 2018.