Longtime television writer Craig Zisk (Weeds, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) is set to direct an episode of The Mysterious Benedict Society, which is in production on its second season now, The DisInsider has learned.
Zisk will direct the series’ second episode for the streamer. Heather Jeng Bladt, who was a staff writer on Mad Men and Orange Is The New Black, wrote the episode, which will begin shooting next week in Los Angeles. I’m also hearing Zisk will direct multiple episodes, joining season one director James Bobin, who is currently shooting episode one.
The Mysterious Benedict Society Season 2 will pick up as the team of four intrepid orphans reunite a year after their first mission when they were assembled by Mr. Benedict (Tony Hale) and his cohorts to foil the nefarious “Emergency” created by Benedict’s twin brother Dr. L.D. Curtain. Now they must embark on a perilous journey, relying on wits, intellect, and empathy to try to stop Curtain as he shifts to a new strategy with global implications.
Based on the best-selling YA book series by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society also stars Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst, Gia Sandhu, Seth B. Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho, and Marta Kessler.
The series is executive produced by Sonar Entertainment, 20th Television, Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar, David Ellender, Matt Loze, James Bobin, Matt Manfredi (writer/creator), and Phil Hay (writer/creator). Showrunners for the series are Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin.