The first season of Hulu's Woke saw cartoonist Keef Knight (Lamorne Morris) turn from artist to activist after an incident of police brutality, but in the second season, which bows April 8 on the streamer, his activism reaches new heights.
"A bigger platform comes with a bigger microscope," Sasheer Zamata's Ayana warns in the Season 2 trailer, which you can watch below. "And activists are vicious."
Although Keef claims he's "got this," people come at him with encouragement (and sometimes force) to branch out and take on other issues in addition to #BlackLivesMatter, from hunger and homelessness to such environmental issues as saving the tree frogs and even daylight saving time. He also has to come up with new inspiring speeches to give at protest events, for which his friends advise him to channel Common's cadence. And while working with a venture capitalist (played by Aimee Garcia) who puts the business of activism first, Keef will face down the cost of trying to bring about change.
"Don't get so caught up in the cause that you forget what's going on right in front of you," guest star Isiah Whitlock Jr. advises him.
T. Murph, Blake Anderson, and JB Smoove also star in Woke, which was created by Marshall Todd and Keith Knight and inspired by Knight's own life. Todd and Knight executive produce alongside Anthony King, who serves as showrunner for Season 2; Maurice "Mo" Marable; Richie Schwartz; John Will; Will Gluck; and Eric Christian Olsen. Woke is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature.
Season 1 of Woke earned a 61 Metascore. Season 2 reviews are still pending.