January 18, 2014
The wait is over.
Ian Strachan's and Travon Patton's second season of the ground-breaking, much talked-about evening melodrama Gippie's Kingdom premiers next week.
This original Bahamian TV series - written, directed, produced, filmed and performed by an all-Bahamian cast and crew - made history in June, 2013. The show will return this month to ZNS TV 13 to wow Bahamian audiences.
The program has enjoyed a regional following and aired in Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Belize, Grenada, Turks and Caicos, Grenada, St. Lucia and Trinidad.
Most of the cast returns for a 12 episode season, with the exception of Scott Adderley, who played Donovan, Gippie's son-in-law. That role now falls to Beaumont Todd.
There are also other new cast members taking on fascinating roles.
Most notable among them are Terez Davis, Leslie Tynes, Neil Cleare and Emille Hunt, all veterans of the Bahamian theater scene.
Asked what viewers can expect of season two Strachan said: "We have raised our game. You can expect the show to look better, sound better, but more importantly, be better.
More drama. More humor. More romance. More suspense. More craziness. And more of the characters folks have come to love."
The first season of the show ended with a cliffhanger.
Sean Bowe, a murderer on the run, invades Gippie's home and tries to rob the family. Gippie confronts him and there's a shootout. Season two begins where the first season left off.
Did Gippie survive? Will Donovan and Monique patch things up? Will Everena finally leave drug dealer Kayron for good?
These and so many other stories take center stage in the upcoming season.
"Revenge is the name of the game in season two and everyone's playing," producer Travon Patton said.
o Gippie's Kingdom is rated TV 14 and airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 p.m. on ZNS TV13. The premiere is January 23rd.
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