Summer may still be 158 days away (who’s counting?), but please enjoy a sudden spike in temperature courtesy of some intel about Season 2 of ABC’s addictive sudser Mistresses.
“This season is all about our ladies pushing the limits, testing their boundaries and discovering just how far they are willing to go for love,” teases executive producer Rina Mimoun. “For some of them, the answer is pretty f***ing far. And we’re introducing a bunch of new characters to help us explore these issues.”
Mimoun offered up spoilers on newcomers who’ll shake up the lives of April (Rochelle Aytes), Joss (Jes Macallan) and Karen (Yunjin Kim). (No word yet on emerging playmates for Alyssa Milano’s Savi, but considering she ended Season 1 pregnant and flatlining after a scary car crash, perhaps it’ll take an episode or three before she’s dialing 1-900-UP-THE-DRAMZ.)
DANIEL | Mimoun says this “sexy, smoldering artist” will get April to “open up…in more ways than one.” (Oh snap!) But the virtuous home-furnishings goddess will be faced with tough decisions when Daniel “turns out to be not who she thought,” leading to the realization that “she may be more sinner than saint, after all.”
SCOTT | Brace yourselves for “The Nicest Guy Ever,” says the showrunner, who jokes that “we’ve been referring to him as Scott Wolf/Foley in the writers’ room.” But don’t get it twisted: Vanilla is apparently the new kinky, or so Joss will discover as she gets to know Scott better — leading her to teeter on the precipice of falling in love for the very first time. “This begs the question,” continues Mimoun, “how will she screw it up?”
MIA | Amazingly, it looks like Karen’s license to practice psychiatry will remain in tact despite sleeping with a dying patient, then bedding his mourning son, then getting into a physical altercation/shootout with his insane lush of a widow. Back in Dr. Kim’s minimalist office, we’ll meet Mia, “a new patient whose sexually deviant behavior gets our hot mess of a therapist into a whole new mess of problems,” Mimoun promises. “If you thought Karen had issues in Season 1, strap in…”
Excited about these Mistresses newbies? Any suggestions for casting? (I’ll go with The Fall‘s Ben Peel for Daniel, 666 Park Avenue‘s Robert Buckley for Scott, and Six Feet Under‘s Lauren Ambrose for Mia.) Hit the comments with your thoughts!