Central Park, created by Loren Bouchard, is an animated musical comedy that focuses on the landscape of the famous New York City landmark. Central Park began on Apple TV+ with 10 episodes in its first season, each containing a sequence of original and amusing musical routines, co-created with producer Nora Smith and actor Josh Gad.
Loren Bouchard has to be one of the busiest persons in the entertainment industry right now. He’s currently working on The Great North for Fox and the long-awaited feature film version of The Bob’s Burgers Movie in addition to his breakout success Bob’s Burgers, which has surpassed 200 episodes over 12 seasons.
It’s no surprise that Central Park has been extended for two more seasons, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 91% and an average viewer score of 71%.
Central Park Season 2 premiered in June 2021 and ended with a total of 16 episodes. Apple TV+ has announced that it is all set to release the continuation of the previous season – meaning the second half of Central Park Season 2.
Central Park Season 2 Release Date
The second half of Central Park Season 2 will premiere on March 4, 2022, on Apple TV+.
The first three episodes will air on March 4, followed by a new episode every Friday after that. The second half is set to have 8 episodes.
Central Park Season 2 Part 2
According to Apple, season two continues to follow the Tillerman family as they “navigate living in and caring for the world’s most famous park.”
Molly goes through the ups and downs of adolescence, Cole faces an embarrassing situation at school, Paige pursues the Mayor’s corruption issue, and Owen juggles managing the park, his workers, and his family while maintaining a cheerful demeanor. Meanwhile, Bitsy gets closer to her dark goal of taking Central Park for herself, with Helen by her side, always wondering if she’ll be included in Bitsy’s will. Birdie, our cheerful, fumbling violinist narrator, leads us through every step of the way.
Central Park Season 2 Cast
Central Park stars a renowned voice cast that includes Gad (he voiced for Olaf in both Frozen films), Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Kathryn Hahn (known for her role in WandaVision), Tituss Burgess (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games). Guest stars featured this season include Aparna Nancherla, Billy Porter, Catherine O’Hara, Ellie Kemper, and Naomi Ekperigin.
Kristen Bell, who played Molly on the program, did not return for her role in the second season. Bell chose to resign after admitting that selecting a white actor in the role of a mixed-race character was problematic. Emmy Raver-Lampman (Umbrella Academy) has taken over the role. Lampman discussed the role and her views on race inclusivity with the Observer in August 2020.
“Now having a biracial woman voicing a biracial character, we can actually have her talk about the struggles of finding the right hair product when you’re half white and half Black,” said Lampman. “We can talk about the struggles of, where do I fit in? That can be a tricky conversation to have and a tricky story to tell when it is not voiced by the person that is being represented on the screen.”
Central Park’s first season and the first half of the second season are now available to watch on Apple TV+. The series has received Emmy Award nominations for stars Leslie Odom Jr., Tituss Burgess, and Stanley Tucci, as well as an NAACP Image Award nomination in the Outstanding Animated Series category, since its global premiere.