The late Michael K. Williams’ legacy will still live on.
Vice TV is going to premiere the second season of Black Market. The series first aired in 2016 but hadn’t been renewed for another season until, Deadline confirmed the rumors in February of this year. Michael K. Williams’ had completed most of the second season prior to his untimely passing in September. Executive Producers Ben Freedman, Dion Sapp, Matthew Horowitz, David Laven and Matt Goldman released a joint statement about the decision to finish what Michael K. Williams started.
“While completing Black Market has been very difficult given the loss of Michael, it’s also been extremely rewarding to bring his vision for this season to the finish line,” the five producers continued the praise of Michael K. Williams. “Michael was a gifted storyteller, who poured his heart and soul into his work both on and off screen. ‘Black Market’ serves as a bridge between them. ‘Black Market’ was more than a TV show for Michael. It was a mirror to a life he lived. An everyday struggle to transcend life’s obstacles. That fight isn’t always pretty but his documentary storytelling is a testament to the brilliance of everyday people making their way in a complicated world. We’re incredibly proud to be able to share this work with you.”
The first season of Black Market had Michael K. Williams, as himself, diving deep into the various worlds of gunrunners, poachers, drug addicts and illegal gambling dens. The high journalistic approach to the madness put the actor into interesting situations.
Black Market Season 1: New Jersey’s Carjacking Scene
Black Market Season 1: Michael K. Williams Speaks to a Gun Runner
Prior to Michael K. Williams death in September, he had starred in various mediums of his craft within the year. He played roles in HBO’s Lovecraft Country, John Swab’s film Body Brokers, and Electronic Arts’ video game, Battlefield 2042. He was a winner and nominee for several awards, as Montrose Freeman in Lovecraft Country. These honors would only be added to the momentous and important roles he’s played in the past. No one will ever forget Omar Little.
Vice TV has mentioned that in season two of Black Market, Michael K. Williams explored the the new era of credit card scamming, how NYC’s secret world of boosting and flipping has reshaped mainstream fashion, black market body modifications and more. The President of Global News and Entertainment and Vice Media Group, Jesse Angelo spared a few words in regards to the late actor and his vision for the show.
“Black Market is a testament to Michael K. Williams’ dedication to criminal justice reform and social justice.”
“Michael was a longtime friend of our Vice family and shared our belief in having all voices be heard- especially those in marginalized communities. Michael’s mission was to lift those voices up and we are honored to share this collection of new episodes.”
Take a look at the teaser trailer for Black Market season two below.
Black Market Season 2 Trailer
Season two of Black Market airs January 10th 2022, at 10 p.m. EST. It will be one of the last of Michael K. Williams’ on-screen appearances.
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