'Work in Progress': Release date, spoilers and all about Showtime's comedy series

Abby is back and even though things aren't quite looking up, she trying her best to cope in the ways she can!


                            'Work in Progress': Release date, spoilers and all about Showtime's comedy series

For fans who've been patiently waiting for season 2 of 'Work in Progress', there is some good news!

Abby is trying her best to power through between dealing with the fallout of her breakup, her depression, and the pandemic. To know what season 2 is all about, continue reading.

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Release date

'Work in Progress' will premiere with two episodes airing back to back, on Sunday, August 22 at 11 pm ET/PT.

Where to watch 

You can watch season 2 of 'Work in Progress' on Showtime.

Plot

 As per the synopsis — "Based on her own life, the second season of 'Work in Progress' picks back up with McEnany's character Abby in the wake of her breakup (and almost out of almonds). A 46-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke, Abby begrudgingly accepts that she's too busy to kill herself. In fact, she's just starting to get her head above water... when a global pandemic converges with a family emergency and forces her into uncharted territory. Returning this season are Celeste Pechous as Campbell, Armand Fields as King, Karin Anglin as Alison, Bruce Jarchow as Edward, Theo Germaine as Chris and Julia Sweeney, appearing as herself."



 

 

Cast

Abby McEnany 
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."

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'. 



 

 

Celeste Pechous 
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." 

Celeste Pechous is an actress, whose 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'.



 

Karin Anglin
Karin 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."

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'.



 

Theo Germaine 
Theo Germaine reprises 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. " Theo Germaine is an actor whose works include 'Boysugar', 'Equal', 'The Politician', 'Holy Trinity' and 'Adam'.



 

 

Julia Sweeney
Julia 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."

Julia Anne Sweeney is an actress, comedian and author. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live back in the 90s. 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'. 

Bruce Jarchow 
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 
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'.



 

Director/Writer

Lilly Wachowski 
Lilly Wachowski is a director, writer, and producer who often works as a duo with her sister, Lana. She studied at Kellogg Elementary School and later at Whitney M. Young High School. She also attended Emerson College in Boston but dropped out. Apart from being director of the series, she is also the showrunner and writer, along with Abby McEnany.  Her works include 'Sense8', 'Jupiter Ascending', 'Cloud Atlas', 'Speed Racer' and 'The Matrix' franchise.

Trailer

As per the caption shared alongside the trailer -- "Based on her own life, the second season of WORK IN PROGRESS picks back up with McEnany’s character Abby in the wake of her breakup (and almost out of almonds). A 46-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke, Abby begrudgingly accepts that she’s too busy to kill herself. In fact, she’s just starting to get her head above water… when a global pandemic converges with a family emergency and forces her into uncharted territory."



 

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