'Work in Progress' Full Cast List: Meet Abby McEnany and other actors in Season 2
After an immensely successful season 1, get ready for season 2 of 'Work in Progress'!
Abby is back in action, in a sense. Between trying her best to power through heartbreak, depression, and the pandemic, she takes it one day at a stride while focusing on moving forward in the hope of changing her life for the better. With most of the season 1 cast making a comeback, here's who you can expect to see in season 2!
Abby McEnany is a writer, comedian, and actress. Her works include 'Door', 'Sheryl Still Single', 'Brown Girl Problems', 'Rent Controlled', 'The Pitch Show', 'Roomies', 'Nice Shirt' and 'Human Potential'. McEnany grew up in Boston, Providence, and Columbus. Her father was a cardiovascular surgeon. She attended the University of Chicago.
Abby McEnany reprises her role as Abby in the series. As per Showtime, "Abby is a mid-forties self-identified queer dyke whose life is a quiet and ongoing crisis. A therapy veteran who suddenly finds herself without a therapist, Abby is faced with a self-imposed timeline to figure out her life or she will make a drastic choice. A chance encounter with a young waiter upends her world and could change everything."
Pechous is an Iowa native who moved to Chicago after graduating from Clarke University, to study improv. She attended Second City Chicago and performed at the Second City, iO, and The Annoyance Theater. Her work includes 'Made for Love', 'Kenan', 'The Adventures of Whit', 'Yarders', 'Upload', 'Carol's Second Act', 'The Demon Inside Me', 'Pearson', 'Seberg' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'.
Celeste Pechous reprises her role as Campbell in the series. As per Showtime -- "Abby's long-time best friend is an acerbic lesbian and lover of a great time. She forms the bedrock of Abby's chosen family and support network, and has been there through it all. She has kept Abby afloat —and not completely without hope — through the darkest of times, and Abby has done the same for her."
Anglin is an actress whose works include 'Next', 'Soundtrack', 'Teacher', 'Proven Innocent', 'Electric Dreams', 'In an Instant', 'Chicago Justice', 'Chicago P.D.', 'Empire' and 'The Transferants'.
Anglin reprises her role as Alison in the series. As per Showtime -- "Abby's successful, straight-laced and suburban older sister Alison appears to have it all: family, career, home. Although Alison is frequently bothered by Abby's anxious disposition and colorful language, she never waivers in her love and support for her younger sister."
Theo Germaine is an actor whose works include 'Boysugar', 'Equal', 'The Politician', 'Holy Trinity' and 'Adam'. Germaine is non-binary and uses they/them and he/him pronouns. They are originally from Illinois but moved Los Angeles due to their acting career.
They reprise their role as Chris in the series. As per Showtime -- "A sexually explorative young trans man, Chris has all the self-confidence and free-spiritedness that Abby lacks, though deep down he's still looking for safety and acceptance in his life. Unphased by the unconventional optics of it, he starts up a relationship with Abby because he genuinely likes her. "
Julia Anne Sweeney is an actress, comedian and author. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live back in the 90s. On October 10, 1959, Sweeney was born to Robert Mark Sweeney, an attorney and federal prosecutor and Jeraldine "Jeri" Sweeney, a homemaker. Sweeney was raised in Spokane, Washington, attended Marycliff High School and Gonzaga Preparatory School. She graduated with a double major in economics and European history from the University of Washington. After her graduation, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked as an accountant for Columbia Pictures and United Artists. Around this time, she enrolled for classes with improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings, which led to the start of her acting career.
Her works include 'Shrill', 'American Gods', 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'Pixar Short Films Collection 3', 'The Most Important Thing', 'Dicky & Flo', 'Party Central', 'Monsters University', 'Family Guy' and 'The Goode Family'.
Sweeney plays herself in the series. As per Showtime -- "Because of her portrayal of the buffoonishly androgynous character 'Pat,' whom Abby was cruelly compared to in her youth, Abby has complicated feelings about Julia Sweeney. When Abby finally has the opportunity to meet and confront Julia, she is completely unprepared for who Julia is: a genuine, kind and open-hearted woman who's only seeming desire is to be friends."
Bruce Jarchow plays Edward in the series. Jarchow is a film, television and stage actor who began his career in Chicago as a member of The Second City Mainstage. His works include 'Greetings! from Prison', 'Warren', 'Merkin Penal', 'Altar Men', 'Close Quarters', 'The Playboy Club', 'The Defenders', 'Science Digest', 'According to Jim', 'Parks and Recreation', 'The MisInventions of Milo Weatherby', 'The Express', 'Factory', 'The Promotion', 'Stranger Than Fiction' and 'Desperate Housewives'.
Armand Fields plays King in the series. Their works include 'The Chi', 'The Thing About Harry', 'Chicago Fire', '7a.m. Sunday', 'You Can Do Better', 'Anthropology Anthology 1: Pilgrim', 'For the Cause' and 'Loft'.
'Work in Progress' will premiere with two episodes airing back to back, on Sunday, August 22 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.