Paul Giamatti to guest star in Lodge 49 season 2
After executive producing and providing a voice cameo for the acclaimed first season of the surreal stoner comedy, Paul Giamatti (Billions) will make a physical appearance in a multi-episode guest role on the upcoming second season of AMC’s Lodge 49, according to The Wrap.
“I’m in a couple of episodes in the second season. I can’t talk much beyond that… but I can talk about the fact that I’m in it,” Giamatti told TheWrap after the network’s presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “I am present in the first season, but not in my body or face. Just my voice is present in the first season.”
While Giamatti couldn’t give many details as to the specifics of his character, the 52-year-old actor confirmed he will be portraying a writer who is described as “very bizarre.”
Written, created, and executive produced by Jim Gavin, Lodge 49 is a modern fable set in Long Beach and centers on Dud (Wyatt Russell), a likable ex-surfer who found himself deposited by fate at the doorstep of Lodge 49, home to the Ancient and Benevolent Order of the Lynx, a dusty dying fraternal order.
Season two of this modern fable finds Dud, now a “Squire,” and the Ancient and Benevolent Order of the Lynx suffering under new rule by an ill-suited leader. Despite the lost faith of his “Knight” and mentor, Ernie (Brent Jennings), and his twin sister Liz’s (Sonya Cassidy) struggle with their past, Dud believes he is the key to restoring the Lodge to its former grandeur and putting the rightful king on the throne.
In addition to Gavin, showrunner Peter Ocko has returned for season two, and will also serve as executive producer alongside Paul Giamatti (Billions), Dan Carey (John Dies at the End) and Jeff Freilich (Grace and Frankie).
Season two of Lodge 49 premieres August 12 on AMC.
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