Season two is going to be much different and will include ‘Hamilton!’ Yes, really. Denis Leary, Elizabeth Gillies and Elaine Hendrix all gave us a little preview of what to expect before tonight’s return.
Season two of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll may pick up with season two with a serious low note — but don’t expect the hilarious tension to go away. Johnny Rock (Denis Leary) and Ava (Elaine Hendrix)’s relationship is getting a bit complicated this season (and it has to do with his, uh, mouth skills) while his daughter Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies) reaches new highs and lows with her man… in bed.
“There’s a big theme of living in the moment this season,” Elizabeth told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at ATX TV Festival about season two of SDRR. “It’s about not letting time pass you by and going for what you want. People are acting a little impulsively this time around.” Of course, that also includes her “funny little dynamic” with Flash (John Corbett), and with a girl this season — a storyline that explodes after she realizes he doesn’t kiss as well as the girl does. “Yup, Aiden is not a good kisser,” she said, laughing. “He is good at everything else! Our sexy scenes turn into fumbl-y, school-oriented scenes! The relationship is more developed and solid . . . at first.”
Ava and Johnny also have their ups and downs this season as she realizes she wants more — after a threesome goes down. “Ava finally wakes up and is like, what am I doing? I have been sticking with this guy and doing the same thing for 20 years — it wasn’t exactly what I had set out to do,” she told us during a recent Facebook Live interview. “I’ve just been going along with everything because that’s what made Ava cool. She loved Johnny no matter what and was game for anything. But now this time, she wants more. And Johnny isn’t exactly okay with it. He’s totally down for the threesome, but me wanting my own career, not so much. Other girls, thumbs up, my career, thumbs down.”
However, when talking to Denis, he previews their issues as… well, sexual. She apparently has a uh, problem, with the way he does a specific act — something she’s kept from him for all of these years. But you’ll see more of that in the first couple episodes. (Preview: Denis says maybe Johnny missed the signs because men are “so f–kin’ stupid.”)
Another fun thing to look forward to this season? Well, Hamilton. Yes, the show does a huge spoof of the award-winning Broadway show, with a stage and Broadway actors and dancers, and it actually left Elizabeth’s jaw on the floor. “We went all out,” she said, basically speechless about the entire thing. “My mouth was agape, I was so moved.” The episodes — yes, multiple — will be “a hip hop musical about the Irish potato family, starring Campbell Scott,” Denis said calling it “really good and really funny.” Well, duh!
“There’s more at stake” for season two of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, set to premiere tonight, June 30 on FX at 10PM.